A Last Cloud

Volume six of “The Stratigraphic Archives” by Michele Burgess, this book is a tribute to poet Ruth Stone whose work has become deeply influential to Burgess and to Stone’s close friend, poet Chard deNiord. Stone passed away in 2011, during the production of A Torn Web (Stratigraphic Archives, volume five). DeNiord has written two poems for this book that frame the seven etchings. The poem, “A Last Cloud” by Stone is embedded within the images.

Two poems by Chard deNiord and one by Ruth Stone; etchings by Michele Burgess on Gampi paper. Text hand set in Spectrum and printed letterpress by Nelle Martin. Etchings printed by the artist and Chelsea Herman. Long-stitch binding by the artist in hand-printed vellum housed in a silk covered clamshell box made by Lisa Van Pelt. 4 3/8" x 6". Edition of 40. 2012/13. $3,200.

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