Mettle. Kimberly Lyons, Ed Epping. Granary Books. 1996.
Mettle. Kimberly Lyons, Ed Epping. Granary Books. 1996.
Mettle. Kimberly Lyons, Ed Epping. Granary Books. 1996.
Mettle. Kimberly Lyons, Ed Epping. Granary Books. 1996.

Mettle.

Granary Books, 1996. Item #GB_45

6 3/4 x 12 in., 45 pp., cloth over boards with unprinted glassine jacket.

Mettle
is a long, 36-part poem by Kimberly Lyons with images by Ed Epping. Epping, who has written on the problem of books with formats disconnected from their content, designed and printed the book with electronic media. The non-tactile nature of digital printing seems contrary to, but works quite well with, the book’s pages of heavy paper, bound in stiff end papers and raw boards. The poem appears to be printed in a shade less than 100 percent, causing the letters to sit both in and on the page. Epping’s images of the body, bones, and heteronyms like “subject/object” are similarly immaterial and collage-like, mingling harmoniously with Lyons’s texts: “to the unaided eye/ depression is a melange/ of incongruous elements/ black andradite garnet, pale yellow,/ the world becomes a giant/ enveloping substance/ ray in the stele/ tongue.” Very provocative writing from the author of Abracadabra (Granary Books, 2000).

Designed by Ed Epping on a Power Macintosh7100/66 with Altsys Freehand 5.0 and Adobe Photoshop 3.0. Printed by Epping using a Hewlett Packard 1200 C/PS on Rives Heavyweight White by Epping, and bound in quarter black cloth and raw Davey board by Jill Jevne. With glassine jacket. This is from an edition of 150 copies, of which 30 are hors commerce and 120 are for sale; each signed by the poet and artist. Out-of-print.




ABOUT ED EPPING

ABOUT KIMBERLY LYONS

Pictured:
cover; pp. 13–14; 17–18; and 25–26.

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