Promises Vague Yet Certain
By Donald Dass
Duluth, Minnesota: 2006. Edition of 100.
11.5 x 6.5"; 34 pages. Prints created from hand-carved linoleum blocks by Cecilia Lieder. Handset and letterpress printed in Goudy’s Italian Old Style by Jon Hinkel at the Tight Squeek Press. Text paper is Arches 200 gr. white cover. Separator pages are skin sheets by Cave Paper.
A collaboration by a poet, an artist, and a printer – Donald Dass (poet), Cecilia Lieder (artist), and Jon Hinkel (printer). This is Dass’s first book of published poetry, with selections from work spanning the past 14 years.
Prospectus: "Dass writes most often…about the combined physical, emotional and psychic environment of the Western Lake Superior region….
“Cecilia Lieder is a Duluth artist well know for her work in woodcut prints….She has focused on the stark simplicity of the poems, and Dass's use of the raven as both image and symbol."
A Minnesota Book Awards finalist.