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This portfolio contains the following broadsides:

The Inossuation of Death

inossuation (n) in-oss-u-a-shun : A neologism, meaning "to make into bone"

This sonnet is dedicated to Robyn Hitchcock, for his macabre and surrealistic sense of humor.

5.5" x 7.5"

Death's Summer Home

An original poem about "Death's Summer Home", a nickname sailors have given to Cape Horn. The work is done in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's blueprint work.


What The Owl Doesn't Tell The Moon

A villanelle inspired by the jewelry work of Elise Matthesen, illustrated by the San Francisco comic artist Hob



A sonnet written for William Gibson, along with a message in binary.

Steganography is a cryptographic method involving hiding one message in another -- in modern terms, most often by hiding significant bits of data inside an image file. The application of this here is left as an exercise for the reader.

(though purchasers will be told the secret message and the means of encryption)

5.5" x 7.5"

All broadsides were printed using photopolymer plates on a Vandercook proof press, on Rives BFK paper.

All of these are contained within a string-tie envelope, with colophon included; the title was set in Lydian and printed on a Vandercook proof press.

This copy is a numbered copy, one of 40 numbered and 26 lettered.

(if this item is sold out, contact me here and I will list another copy. Also, if you wish to arrange shipping outside the United States, let me know and I will set up billing for your country.)

Death, Death, Owls and William Gibson letterpress portfolio


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  • Materials: rives bfk paper, envelope, ink
  • Only ships within United States.
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