Alchemy Invitations Offerings
By Designed and printed by Cathy DeForest and Derek Pyle
Ashland, Oregon: Jubilation Press, 2010. Edition of 10.
10.25 x 14.5 x 3"; 20 broadsides + 3 introduction sheets. Letterpress printed on Vandercook presses on a variety of papers including Rives BFK, Stonehenge, and Canson. Three broadside portfolios: Alchemy, Invitations, and Offerings. Each portfolio bound in maroon silk cloth-covered binder's board. Stamped leather titles tipped on. Hand tooled leather band with bone closure holds three portfolios together. Portfolio binding by Sabina Nies.
Each portfolio contains an introduction sheet. The broadsides vary in sizes. Each is slipped into sewn corners like a photograph in an album. This provides uniformity of size for the portfolios and additional backing for the broadside.
Jubilation Press: "The three portfolios contain a series of poetry broadsides printed from 1995 - 2011 by Jubilation Press of Ashland, Oregon.
"The portfolio entitled, Invitations, holds six signed custom designed poetry broadsides from poets such as US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and Li-Young Lee, invited to Ashland as part of the Chautauqua Poets and Writers Series starting in 2006.
"Offerings incorporates six broadsides created to raise money for various national and international causes by highlighting the work of Wayne Mueller, Michael Meade, hippy icon Wavy Gravy, and others.
"Alchemy includes eight broadsides featuring the work of the co-founders of Jubilation Press, Cathy DeForest and Derek Pyle. Cathy's photography of Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hahn, and an original etching of her poetry as well as broadsides of Derek's poetry complete this elegant portfolio series."
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