Granary Books & Visual Studies Workshop Press, 2001. Item #GB_99SGN
6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in., 136 pp., smyth-sewn in wrappers.
“Debtor’s Prison is the first collaboration between poet/novelist Lewis Warsh and video/visual artist Julie Harrison, in which skewed and closely-cropped black & white video stills from Harrison’s primitive-style documentary and performance tapes of the 1970s are paired with stark lines of text written in response by Warsh. Debtor’s Prison combines the intelligences and sensibilities of two compelling artists, Lewis Warsh and Julie Harrison, and through their ways of seeing and observing, investigates the strange call and response between forms. The ambiguities of meaning, life’s pleasures and anguish, find a beautiful and disturbing home here.”
Book design by Julie Harrison. Printed offset with 62 duotone images. This is from an edition of 1000 copies, of which 26 are lettered and signed by the poet and artist. Lettered and signed edition, as new.
Pictured: cover; pp. 9–10; 42–43; and 108–109.
Further reading: Bazzett, Denise. "Review of Debtor's Prison." Newspages.com, (July 18, 2006).