How to Love Someone Forever
By Ellen Knudson and Kevin Knudson
Starkville, Mississippi: Crooked Letter Press, 2004. Edition of 50.
6 x 8" with 34 pages and one fold-out. Letterpress printed from metal typeand photopolymer imagery from line drawings of weeds. Double pamphlet sewn, German lapped binding with handmade paste paper covers and cloth spine. Accompanied by a 8 x 17.75" broadside. Text handset using Goudy Old Style #394 and Caslon metal types. Printed on dampened Hahnemuhle Bugra papers in mint and marble gray. Paste paper covers handmade on mint Bugra.
A broadside, Valentine Sestina, accompanies this collection of poems written by Kevin and Ellen Knudson. The poems were written by the couple for one another and for their son. The illustrations by Ellen Knudson are line drawings of weeds and other plants that go unnoticed. The poetry is about the "every day" of relationships. The poems are about finding beauty in the "every day" actions that can be taken for granted and go unnoticed, much like weeds.