Edwidge Danticat, A New Sky, 2017. 12 x 18 inches. A prayer written from the perspective of the author's late mother, from: The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, published by Graywolf Press. Hand-set and printed by Gaylord Schanilec in an edition of 150 possible copies for the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute in the autumn of 2017. The paper is Saint Armond Handmade, and the type Blado italic with Baker titling, a new face designed by Russell Maret and cast in metal by Edward Rayher. $60.
Kimberly Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe. She grew up on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, and currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin/Milwuakee. She was Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015-2016.
The poem Rattle is of two voices—hers, and language from a US Government/Native American treaty. Her voice is printed in black, the treaty language embossed without ink, and the footprints printed from impressions of the author's feet.