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[BKARTS] Portrait Sitters



Announcing the latest publication from Propolis Press:
'Portrait Sitters' by Jane Rice

"The light, quick turns of language here really sparkle! 
And the vivid details Rice chooses seem to come out of 
nowhere to land perfectly, precisely, every time. Like
 any excellent portraitist, she exposes her subjects' 
emotional landscapes, but she also goes beyond the 
frame of the individual to evoke an entire time and 
place. Montparnasse between the wars was so full of 
color, and Jane Rice re-enacts it here." 
-- Cole Swensen, author of Goest

20 prose poems by Jane Rice.  Each of the poems is 
printed on the recto (with generous white space & blank verso) 
with a white 'portrait' square is printed above each poem.
The book measures 9+ 1/2 x 12+ 3/4. 44 pp. 

Letterpress printed by Dan Keleher on Mohawk Letterpress 
paper from Univers type cast by Ed Rayher (with titles handset 
by Karen Randall from original mid-1950s ATF Univers 
foundry type). Printed in an edition of 150 with a limited 
additional set of deluxe copies which include a four-color 
image printed on gampi by means of a Vandercook press 
by Karen Randall.  Hand bound by Karen Randall.  

$25 for the regular edition and $50 for the deluxe.  
more info at www.propolispress.com/portraitsitters.html

Propolis Press
21 Winthrop Street
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-9565
http://www.propolispress.com

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