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National Poetry Month: Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz would have been 100 years old on March 31, so we're honoring him and celebrating National Poetry Month with a look at his 1988 collaboration with artist Robert Motherwell.  In this volume, the original Spanish poetry is printed in red, with an English translation in black.  Paz and Motherwell respond to each other artistically throughout the volume; Motherwell's lithographs are inspired by Paz's poetry, while one of Paz's poems, "Piel, sonida del mundo," is a contemplation of Motherwell's artwork.  The book is quite large; the lens cap from our camera is included in one of the images below to indicate scale.

Three Poems / Tres Poemas was published by the Limited Editions Club in an edition of 750, signed by the author and illustrator.  Special Collections has copy number 263.  MERLIN catalog record.

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New Acquisition! A Line by Suyeon Kim

We recently purchased an artist's book entitled A Line by Suyeon Kim. A Line tells the story of a blind fisherman and his dog through linocut and woodcut illustrations, using very few words.  The images form a continuous strip of narrative, over sixteen feet long, which is accordion folded into the binding.  Special Collections has copy number 83, signed by the artist.





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