Little Orphan Anagram.
Granary Books, 1997. Item #GB_47
8 1/2 x 11 in., 40 pp., cloth over boards.
“Artist Susan Bee, preoccupied with images from the end of the 19th century, paints heroines in high-necked dresses, anatomically correct nudes in high-heeled shoes, images from ladies’ magazines, and early 20th century children’s books...[From] the first page, Charles Bernstein’s postmodern language nursery rhymes announce, ‘My breast is bursting with pride to see my son go down the slide.’ And the verse continues its own brand of mockery in its pseudo-cautionary trip through the wild, wilder, and wildest of Susan Bee’s paintings.”
–Corinne Robins, American Book Review
According to the New York Times, this companion volume to Susan Bee’s Talespin has “real visual éclat.”
Printed on Rives BFK by Joe Elliot at Soho Letterpress then handpainted by Susan Bee. Bound in cloth over boards by Daniel E. Kelm and staff at the Wide Awake Garage. This is from an edition of 35 copies, of which 10 are hors commerce and 25 are for sale; each signed by the poet and artist. Out-of-print. As new.
View the entry for this book on Artists Books Online.
Further reading: collected reviews and press, including Kenneth Goldsmith in Sulfur, Robert C. Morgan, and Corinne Robins in American Book Review.