Faster Than Birds Can Fly. John Ashbery, Trevor Winkfield. Granary Books. 2009.
Faster Than Birds Can Fly. John Ashbery, Trevor Winkfield. Granary Books. 2009.
Faster Than Birds Can Fly. John Ashbery, Trevor Winkfield. Granary Books. 2009.
Faster Than Birds Can Fly. John Ashbery, Trevor Winkfield. Granary Books. 2009.
Faster Than Birds Can Fly. John Ashbery, Trevor Winkfield. Granary Books. 2009.
Faster Than Birds Can Fly. John Ashbery, Trevor Winkfield. Granary Books. 2009.

Faster Than Birds Can Fly.

Granary Books, 2009. Item #GB_146

12 5/8 x 11 1/4 in., 10 pp., cloth and paper over boards, mylar jacket.

“Though it may have ended up looking like a child’s coloring book (albeit one that’s already been colored using Technicolor crayons), my original intention was to produce an updated illuminated manuscript, much like the Codex Amiatinus painted by Northumberland monks in the seventh century, not far from where I grew up in the North of England. So much for intentions...though Ashbery’s poem has long struck me as liturgical. Is that bowler-hatted bird actually Thomas Traherne? And can that pretty butterfly really be the soul escaping from the body? I’ve tried to leave my images open to as many interpretations as every single one of Ashbery’s words.”
–Trevor Winkfield

Faster Than Birds Can Fly was designed by Trevor Winkfield, with typography by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. The book was printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm 100% cotton rag paper using pigment based inks on the Epson 11880 at Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints in Philadelphia. The binding is by Judith Ivry. This is from an edition of 40 copies, of which 28 are for sale; each numbered and signed by the poet and artist. Out-of-print.




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