I’ve been working on a book collaboration with Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s poet laureate, and Barbara Mason, printmaker. It’s been a busy several months for me, making models and investigating different materials and structures. But we have finally finished the design work and are in "production".
Dark River of Stars is a collection of Valentine’s poems Paulann sent to friends over the past nine years. Every page, as well as the cover and box, is hand printed using Solar plates and every book is hand bound. It is being published in a limited edition of 50.
The book is launching with an exhibit in February at 23 Sandy Gallery. The opening reception is this Friday (the 3rd) and we’ll have a launch reception, with a poetry reading by Paulann and a bit about the book’s development by Barbara and me, on Saturday February 11th at 4 p.m.