Sunday, September 11, 2011

2 Poems by Jeffrey Wright (1982)

2 Poems by Jeffrey C Wright
Drawings by Yvonne Jacquette
The Toothpaste Press
West Branch, Iowa

Very handsome chapbook with ink drawings by Yvonne Jacquette. Signed by author and illustrator. #73 of 375 printed. Designed and printed by Allan Kornblum.

from an email exchange I had with Allan Kornblum, founder of Toothpaste Press & Coffee House Press, "I’m also particularly fond of 2: Poems by Jeffrey Wright and Drawings by Yvonne Jacquette. I finished the latter just before a book fair. The ink coverage was so intense, that we actually baked the pages in the oven at 200 degrees for an hour, to help dry the ink so we could sew them up and bring them to the fair." Beautifully done, rare and worth the search!

1 comment:

Kate Thomas said...


I am the Artists' Books Specialist at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I am currently working on a display of Chapbooks from our collection (include the book in this post) and will be writing an article to accompany the display. I was wondering if you would be interested in answering a few questions that I might add some of your insights to my article.