By Thomas Helmers Iowa City, Iowa: Offal Press, 2013. Edition of 15.
7 × 4"; 16 pages. Materials: handmade paper, thread. Letterpress printed. Handset in Van Dijck. Images printed from linoleum blocks and feature hand-sewn line details. Islamic-style paper handmade by the artist using a mixture of abaca and recycled paper. Bound as a single-signature pamphlet with matching wrappers. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Thomas Helmers: "Axiom is an artists' book that attempts to prove the existence of silence, by way of proving the presence of sound. The narrative of the poem uses the opposition between silence and sound to approach broader understandings of absence."