Rimbaud / Verlaine
Marine / Seascape
By Arthur Rimbaud; Paul Verlaine
Iowa City, Iowa: Lucy Brank, 2006. Edition of 15.
6.5 x 9.25"; 12 pages. Produced at the University of Iowa's Center for the Book using handset Bembo types, wood type and photopolymer plates onto hand-dyed Fabriano paper.
English translation of Rimbaud's "Marine" (1886) by Wyatt Mason; Norman R. Shapiro translated Verlaine's "Marine" (1866).
Brank plays typographically with two poems both entitled "Marine" written by two French poet-personalities of the late 19th century who were colleagues and lovers. On the pages of this book, their words and works become as entangled as they ever were.