Better Say Eagle
By Alisa Golden Berkeley, California: never mind the press, 2015. Edition of 39.
6 x 10 x 1.5" as paper sculpture; 21.5 x 10" fully extended as a print. Letterpress printed from linoleum cuts and handset Caslon Oldstyle type in six colors on cotton Stonehenge paper. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Alisa Golden: "So many times a book is judged by its cover. Here is the cover, the jacket as a paper sculpture, the book fully exposed, easy to flatten and store or mat and frame as a print. These five poems look at honesty, service, invisibility, power, and irony through cleaning, team training, military awards, a bug, and clichés. The prints are of bald eagles, a target, and combat boots and talons. Taken together, a powerful and playful set of words and images."