CBPA Releases Second Work in New Collaborative Series

Following the Center for Book and Paper Arts’ publication of Aram Saroyan’s Four Monologues under its Epicenter imprint comes a special edition of Ben Lerner’s work The Dark Threw Patches Down Upon Me Also. The book was designed, printed, and hand bound this past spring by InterArts Book + Paper MFA students under the direction of the program’s visiting faculty member Inge Bruggeman. This second book in the ongoing series was again guest edited by Don Share, senior editor of Poetry magazine.

The text and imagery (from Brooklyn to Marfa) are printed from photopolymer plates. The students who worked on the project include Jamie Weaver, Maria Virginia Rodriguez, Kate Morgan, David Jones, Elizabeth Isakson-Dado.

Pictured: Kate Morgan, David Jones, Maria Virginia Rodriguez, Elizabeth Isakson-Dado.

Ben Lerner’s recent novel Leaving the Atocha Station has garnered enthusiastic reviews from The New Yorker, Bookforum, and many other publications. There were 90 copies of The Dark Threw Patches Down Upon Me Also printed and assembled, and they are individually numbered and signed by the author.

The project is also featured on Don Share’s Squandermania blog. To order copies, visit the CBPA Online store.

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