My first chapbook, printed on a letterpress in 1991, contains original poems about nature … specifically poems about bugs! Each poem is a pantoum sonnet - an original form created by the poet. The Blurb edition is revised and expanded, containing a total of eighteen poems.
The letterpress version was printed on the old family press (an 1888 Golding Pearl) at East Point in North Idaho. It contains twelve pages including three hand-carved linoleum block prints. The book was handset in 6, 10 and 24 point Twentieth Century Bold type.
Leaving the water for life in the air
As fluids pump into still crumpled wings
The dragonfly clings to a slender reed
Poised on the unknown, still willing to dare: