Words Fail (me)
By Lisa Rappoport San Francisco, California: San Francisco Center for the Book, 2014. Edition of 100.
4 x 4"; 24 pages. Typeset in Optima. Printed from photopolymer plates on dampened Rives de Lin. Bound in paper covered boards. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Twelve poems by Lisa Rappoport using six versions of typographic erosion. Texts are printed with only the top 50% of the letterforms shown; crossed writing or crossed letters; stoichedon (letters in a grid without word spaces); omitted vowels; blind hit (impression without ink); and boustrophedon (one line reading left to right, the next right to left, and so on).
San Francisco Center for the Book: "'Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artists' books under the imprint Littoral Press.
"Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, Lyric Poetry Review, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Five Fingers Review, Literal Latte, and elsewhere."