The Faery Gardener: A Pagan Primer

cover, cover box, and the artists book fanned out The Faery Gardener: A Pagan Primer
pages from the artists book The Faery Gardener: A Pagan Primer


The Faery Gardener: A Pagan Primer


English, Creative Writing


"Anagram Press: ""Hearthstone Firetender's poetry tells the tale of modern witchcraft set in a Maine community garden; an overview of pagan spirituality (complete with gardening tips) conveyed through a story of growing kinship with a secret admirer."" Illustrations: ""Informed by photographs by Michael O'Leary, 2004-2005, using Leica Digilux I, a 1974 Yashica TL-Electro (minus the -electro function) and Uncle Sean's old Kodak Advantix, except where noted in a previous incarnation: by Scott MacDonald, 2004."" Chandler O'Leary, Colophon: ""For many years, my father's garden was the centerpiece of what we called home. Now that I live in a high-rise apartment, a thousand miles away, I miss the fresh tomatoes and all-night canning sessions. Collaborating with Dad on this book is the best way I know how to contribute to the Faery Garden. Sure beats weeding...."" ""Included also is a packet of original illustrations...Inspiration runs the gamut from wallpaper fragments in the Open Book building in Minneapolis; my old art history notes; a conversation in a basement studio at Colorado College; reruns on Nick at Nite; and a hurried drawing in my sketchbook of a Bernini in the Galleria Borghese."""


"Hearthstone Firetender
(Michael O'Leary)"


Anagram Press




" Scope, Physical Description, and Images from Vamp and Tramp"


"7 x 7""; 32 pages. Letterpress printed using Optima and Bodoni type on Stonehenge and Tizano paper. Jacob's Ladder binding. Housed in a nested box. Includes packet of original illustrations by Chandler O'Leary printed in layers from photopolymer plates. Denison's copy is 59 of 60 and signed by artist."





Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll PS3608.E265 .F34 2006

Library catalog URL



"Hearthstone Firetender (Michael O'Leary)", “The Faery Gardener: A Pagan Primer,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed July 13, 2024,