Desert Songs: Poems

artists book Desert Songs: Poems opened

Title

Desert Songs: Poems

Subject

Creative Writing

Description

Poems by Virginia Mudd and Clifford Burke. Monoprints by Virginia Mudd. With brief epigraphical quotes from Kahlil Gibran, Thoreau, and the unnamed "Desert Fathers." Dedicated to the Galisteo Basin, a former home of the printers, this accordion-fold, broadside-like book, is a tribute in image and word to the endangered treasures of life—silence, solitude, wilderness—for "How on Earth can our fragile souls / survive to meet a good death / if there is no silence to show the way?" Letterpress from handset Bell types. The monoprint image that stretches across the top of the unfolded four-page spread is a richly-inked block print of the Ortiz Mountains. Bound in boards covered in Mexican bark paper. http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/d/sample.html (accessed 6/29/15)

Creator

Burke, Clifford

Publisher

Desert Rose Press

Date

1994

Rights

"Scope and Images from Vamp and Tramp http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/d/sample.html"

Format

6 pages: color illustration; 25 cm. (4.5 x 9.5 inches)

Language

English

Barcode

35108007284847

Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll N7433.4.U7224 .D47 1994

Library catalog URL

http://consort.library.denison.edu/record=b4152334a

Collection

Citation

Burke, Clifford, “Desert Songs: Poems,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/102.