The Kudzu Chronicles
By Beth Ann Fennelly
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: 2005. Edition of 35.
6.25 x 7.25"; 32 pages case bound. Handmade cotton endsheets. Bugra text papers in evergreen and grey. Typeface of Adobe’s Fournier printed using photopolymer plates. Twelve multi-colored linoleum cuts, carved by Sara Owen. Quarter-bound in maroon bugra with a handmade paper spine and a paper kudzu leaf inlay.
This is the first publication in its entirety of The Kudzu Chronicle written by Beth Ann Fennelly, professor of English at the University of Mississippi.
Sara Owen: "Driving south on the highways of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama last summer, I was captivated by the botanical phenomenon known as kudzu. Never before had I seen a plant that makes curtains of its vines on roadsides, blankets medians, and drapes itself onto trees. I wanted to make a book about kudzu- to share my fascination - and found the text 'The Kudzu Chronicles' by Beth Ann Fennelly, professor of English at the University of MS to be perfectly suited for my idea. Ten multi-colored linoleum cuts inspired by the text are found throughout the book, in colors to complement the text and cover papers."
Kudzu sallies into the gully
Like a man pulling up a chair at a table
Where a woman was dining along. …