Broadsides are printed in editions. Single versions are available for sale from the artist. Contact Claire for more information: [email protected]
This broadside is a collaboration between poet Beth Feldman Brandt and book artist Claire Owen. The poem is one of a collection written by Brandt using John Gerard’s “The herbal: or, General History of plants” (1633) as a point of departure. From this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive catalogue of plants Brandt created “found poems” (shown in italics on left) and wrote another poem in response to the first shown in roman on right. This is one of 22 poems that will become an artist book produced by Turtle Island Press. The broadside is printed on Fabriano watercolor paper and measures 13 ¾” x 10 ¼”.The text is set in Centaur with Arrighi titling. It is printed letterpress by Art Larson in Hadley MA. The image is a digital reproduction of a watercolor made by Owen. It was printed in an edition of 30 with 4 AP’s. It is signed by the poet and artist.
Lake Fishing is a broadside produced by Turtle Island Press in spring of 2011. The poem was written by Claire Owen. The image is a scanned graphite drawing by Owen The text was printed letterpress by Art Larson of Hadley Massachusetts. The paper used is Fabriano Watercolor paper; the piece measures 10 ½”14”. The piece was printed in an edition of 40, and is signed by Owen.
I Can Hear
Poem and image by Claire Owen
Intaglio etching with poushoir lettering
Measures 11 “ x 14 inches
Printed in an edition of 10 AP’s
7 available @ $ 130
Broadside, 11” x 17” digitally printed on Arches watercolor paper
Poem: Michelle Castleberry, Image: Claire Owen
Printed in edition of 40, signed by poet and artist, $35.00
In this haunting poem by Michelle Castleberry, a young man falls in love with the moon. As someone who has been in love with the night sky my whole life, I knew I wanted Turtle Island Press to publish this piece. The poem is included in the just released book, “Dissecting the Angel and Other Poems” published by Miglior Press, and is available on Amazon, www.michellecastleberry.com, www.migliorpress.com
Michelle Castleberry’s work has appeared in Umbrella, Bellemeade Books, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Poemeleon, The Anthology of Southern Poetry: Vol. V-Georgia and the Chattahoochee Review. She is most proud of her involvement in the Athens, Georgia community of Word of Mouth, a monthly open poetry reading. Her work, in text and audio form, and that of many of her favorite poets, can be found at www.athenswordofmouth.com