From the Introduction by Frances Mayes: "Truth and beauty, Keats said, that's it, all we need. Reading Klimenko's truthful and intricate poems makes me aware of how rarely the two actually come together. Complex truth, not over easy truth, down-to-the-bone beauty, not surface beauty. Manuel Neri's work, too, always strikes me hard with just that combination."
Twenty-one poems by Mary Julia Klimenko; one original mixed-media drawing and five photolitho-graphs by Manuel Neri on Arches, Sudare, and Japanese papers. Text hand set in Romulus and printed letterpress by Nelle Martin. Introduction by Frances Mayes. Lithographs printed by Don Farnsworth at Magnolia Editions. Bound by Claudia Cohen in hand tooled leather. Linen tray case. 15 1/2" x 11 3/4". Edition of 55. 1992.