The poem was written after a trip to the Birmingham, Alabama Botanical Gardens. The ghost cactus is a real plant and the poem was written as of word play comparing aspects of a cactus to behaviors of a person. The illustration is a linoleum reduction print of the cactus printed in three colors. The text is Dante 14 pt. roman, 10 pt. roman and italic handset metal types. The paper is Rives in natural white. The poem and illustration are by Ellen Knudson.
Edition of 45.