ANYTHING FROM ANYWHERE
By Brian Dickson; Emily Tipps; Jan Pierce; Jennifer Moore
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: High5 Press, 2009. Edition of 60.
5 x 7.5". 4 pamphlet bound books. Letterpress printed on a Vandercook #4 proof press. Type: Optima and Futura. Text and illustrations printed from photopolymer plates. Endsheets: linoleum prints. Printed on hand made paper, a blend of cotton and abaca. Endsheets of hemp and cotton handmade paper. Bound in handmade cotton, abaca, linen and silk paper. Housed in clamshell box covered with Canapetta bookcloth.
MFA thesis project by Emily Tipps at the University of Alabama Book Arts program.
Introduction, Emily Tipps: "In the summer of 2008, I pulled four, half-buried objects from the clay bank of Alabama's Black Warrior River. Soon thereafter, I sent each of three poets one of these artifacts, along with the request that it serve as the origin of a manuscript. (The remaining object, I would use as the source for my own manuscript.)
"Anything from Anywhere is the result of this collaboration between members of a geographically dispersed community of writers. The project is an attempt, from the midst of a transient culture, to overcome the limitations distance places on creative exchange; and to produce something that is, nonetheless, rooted in a specific place."
(ANY )The Thread of Passing by Emily Tipps
(THING) In a Heart's Rut by Brian Dickson
(FROM) Still Life: A Rotating Baseball by Jan Pierce
(ANY WHERE) What the Spigot Said by Jennifer Moore