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Poetry Chapbook - NON SENSE - poetry book / handbound book / poems / dreams / cyanotype

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* NOTE: There are only 2 copies left of this edition of "Non Sense." Because the chapbook was so time-consuming to produce, I decided to stop making this version of the edition after 27 copies and will soon create a new edition that is a bit simpler to produce (and therefore easier for me to keep in circulation!) If you like this version, please purchase immediately! The new version will not feature a one-of-a-kind cyanotype cover, but will have a linocut-printed image and still be hand-sewn. *

This is my first chapbook-length book of poems. Presented to you are 17 poems which cycle through love, loss, renewal, and magic using dream sense... human sense... non sense. I pulled together glimpses of my last few years in words and arranged them in four parts: "Non," "Sense," Promise," and "Return."

Excerpt from the poem "Chrysalis":

wet one finger to the wind &
follow the cold on your skin
your weathered face says much
& little
to one who needs to know
where to begin & end
when to follow & when to sing

This book was lovingly handbound by myself using sturdy yellow thread on an apple green gatefold cover. I typed the poems using a Tower Challenger typewriter, laid out every page by hand using the classic cut-&-paste technique, then photocopied it all onto a very pale chartreuse recycled paper. Each cover is also inset with an original, one-of-a-kind cyanotype image in deep prussian blue and white. Each cyanotype is slightly different, but similar to the one in the photographs. You can read more about the process of making them on my blog: http://aijungkim.blogspot.com/2011/11/non-sense-poetry-chapbook.html

"Non Sense" is printed in an edition of 75 copies. Each is numbered and signed by me.

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Poetry Chapbook - NON SENSE - poetry book / handbound book / poems / dreams / cyanotype


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  • Materials: canson mi tientes paper, cyanotype, recycled pages, yellow thread, words, love
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