Kinship Circle Poems

pages and cover box of the artist's book Kinship Circle Poems
pages from the artist's book Kinship Circle Poems


Kinship Circle Poems


Creative Writing, Studio Arts


"Ten folios bound in two vols. Issued in case, with introductory pamphlet. ""Book 4""--Box. Edition of 135. 4.25 x 4.25""; 2 books, each 24 pages; 8 page vertical pamphlet laid in. Printed letterpress from photopolymer plates. Original ink and charcoal drawings converted into digital format for plate making. Printed on Nideggen paper. Composed in Adobe Garamond type. Housed in lightweight paper slipcase. Regula Russelle: ""Last fall, CB [Sherlock] and I, together with two interns, hand-printed nearly 5,000 folios that contained portraits and poems on kinship circle, improvisation, city living, a sense of 'we.' ""Then, during three glorious weeks in October, we dispersed these keepsakes in 'take-out boxes' and by hand at farmers' markets, on light rail and bus stops, outside the Dorothy Day Center, and at other urban locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our aim: to share something beautiful for free. ""All ten folios contained portraits of community members. We chose these individuals because of the way they contribute to the fabric of community. CB chose people she knows well; I chose people I know less well. ""A Jerome Book Arts Fellowship allowed us to partially fund our project. The boxed set of books that contains the poems and portraits in book form. It also contains a brief description of our project. ""The project was a huge success. Almost everyone we approached took a couple of the prints – one to keep and one to pass along. Many people came after us to tell us how they had been affected, and told us how they would share their poem in class or at work or post it on the refrigerator door."""


Maloney-Vinz, Meghan; Moore, Jim; Mueller, Ilze Klavina; Stafford, William; and Sutphen, Joyce


Accordion Productions Collaborations





"2 volumes: illustrations; 12 cm.

Denison's copy is no. 67 of 135 and is signed by artists Regula Russelle and C. B. Sherlock."





Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll N7433.4.S73 .K56 2008



Maloney-Vinz, Meghan; Moore, Jim; Mueller, Ilze Klavina; Stafford, William; and Sutphen, Joyce, “Kinship Circle Poems,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed July 13, 2024,