Williams, one of the most important poets of this century, wrote this book of prose-poetry in 1917. He reflects on daily events over the course of a year, his readings, thoughts, observations. To these statements, made in language plain-spoken yet rising to the beauty and imagination of his poetry, he appended further comments or interpretations to make them more intelligible to others.
Book format: 10 inches square, 106 pages, including 42 unnumbered pages for the 21 leaves bearing the prints. The types are Stymie Bold for the text and Franklin Gothic for display, in Monotype and hand composition. The paper is German mouldmade Zerkall. Proofs of the woodblock prints were photographically reduced to approximately 62% and made into photopolymer plates. The type and plates were printed by letterpress in black ink. Red ink is used on the title page. The binding is a black goatskin spine with title stamped in red, with boards covered with laser-cut veneer replicas of woodblocks by Kendrick, inked in black. Further information may be viewed here: http://www.arionpress.com/catalog/056.htm
About Mel Kendrick
b. 1949, Boston, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York