E13. Where the Crossing Happens

E13. Where the Crossing happens

E13. Peter and Donna Thomas comp. Where the Crossing Happens. Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2008.

17 x 13cm (6 ¾” x 5 ¼”), 15 pages, 38 copies.

Binding: “Dowel spine portfolio”; a single piece of paper is folded to create pockets on front and back inside covers and held together by a flat black stick inserted through slits in the spine. Fifteen broadsides are housed in the pockets of the portfolio. Portfolio decorated with a unique acrylic print made indirectly from metal type. Paper: Various colors Canson Mi Teintes. Some copies printed on tan paper, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Hand set in various metal typefaces. Notes: Made by Peter and Donna Thomas in collaboration with students at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program in Boulder, Colorado. Broadside with colophon is signed by the students. Each broadside is signed by the author of the poem.

“Each student was paired with one of the poets in residence that week, asked them for a short poem or a few words, then hand set and letterpress printed the text as a broadside. The poets included Sawako Nakayasu, Ilya Kaminsky, Rikki Ducornet, Forrest Gander, Anna Moschovakis, Bob Holman, Anne Tardos, Dodie Bellamy, Steven Taylor, Brian Evenson, Kevin Killian, Raymond Federman, and Pierre Joris. The broadsides were signed by the authors. In addition, I printed title and colophon pages. The students assisted in hand painting and assembling the portfolios. Each student and poet were given a portfolio. For a description of how the cover paper was made see the entry for Not Paper [A139].”