E4. From Marriage: A Sentence

E4. From Marriage: A Sentence

E4. Anne Waldman. From Marriage: A Sentence. Boulder, Colorado: Peter & Donna Thomas, 1999.

76 x 54 mm (3” x 2 1/8”), 9 pages, 16 copies.

Binding: 8-fold accordion. Housed in a painted folded paper slipcase. Paper: White commercial. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Multiple sizes and types. Printed in multiple color runs. Notes: Made by Peter and Donna Thomas in collaboration with students at the 1999 Summer Writing Program (SWP) at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Text paper folded as an “O” cut folded book (for description see note for Saroyan [A64]).

“This was the first project for a class we taught for the SWP. Anne Waldman was the director of the SWP, and provided us with a long poem titled ‘Marriage’ as a text to work with. Each student chose a few words from the poem to set and print. A single sheet was printed on one side with the words, and on the other side with a colophon. Then using a little book artists’ parlor trick, we slit and folded the sheet to create what appears to be an eight-page booklet made of two nested French-folded pages.”

Peter and Donna Thomas