Brooklyn-Queens Day. Susan Cataldo. Telephone Books. 1982.

Brooklyn-Queens Day.

Telephone Books, 1982. Item #2350

Side-stapled wrappers. “A Telephone Book: Summer 1982 Series.” Cover by Ann Rupel. With a characteristically colorful printing notice: “Thanks and more thanks to the St. Mark’s Poetry Project for the use of the famous Gestetner.”


This book shows an example of Owen’s use of magazine clippings as endpapers (pictured below). She references this process in an interview with Marcella Durand (Jacket 2, Feb. 1999): 


“I enjoy making books and magazines. I try to be playful about it, do a few wild political things or use some of the media around. There’s so much you can pull into a publication. I love to do end papers by cutting up magazine ads (or the New York Times magazine section!), a cheap way to use colors — use cut up ads. There’s so much junk around you can use. You can make your magazine or book much more beautiful and it’s free.

“The cool thing is that you can just make a magazine or a book. Kitchen-table kinds of things. Very hands-on. You just decide to do it. Take matters into your own hands. It’s a women’s thing in the sense that if you don’t have money or anything, you just do with what you have there. All these things available, just use them.”

This is from an edition of 300 copies, of which 26 are lettered A to Z and signed by the poet.This is letter "K," with bit of rust to staples, else fine.

Price: $75.00

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