This book is a collection of
poems written by Leah Eisenbeis. She wrote the poems in 2001 as part of
her final project for her degree in English from The University of
Minnesota. Leah and I met and became friends as we were students in the
University of Alabama Book Arts Program. I wanted to print the poems
because they are so unaffected, honest, and beautiful. Just like my
friend Leah. The illustrations throughout the book are done in reaction
to her poems. The collages of animals, plants, and birds are letterpress
printed from linoleum cuts that I produced. In addition to the poems, I
decided to include the text of a few emails that Leah and I exchanged.
Written by Leah Lintner Eisenbeis. Designed and illustrated by Ellen Knudson. Typeset in Bembo and Incognito types letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Hahnemuhle Biblio paper. The two large fold-outs in each book are printed on Kitakata. The binding is french-sewn and bound in a full-cloth, built-in groove, flat-back case. Each copy of the book is contained in a handmade clamshell box. The cloth for both the book and box is decorated with stitching done on my Janome sewing machine. 4.75” x 6.5”, 60 pages with map-style foldouts.
Edition of 75
Signed by the author and illustrator. $325.