In this, his first book of self-published poems in 30 years, Schanilec ponders the question: “Why do fish jump?” It is possible for the rumination of a mid-life poet/printer to continue through the printing process, as evidenced by the inclusion of a second printing of one of the poems, with the title ERRATUM printed in blue on the second, slightly revised version of the poem. The color brown, printed next to the the deep, walnut red paper of the Cave women, enables the engraving of a gizzard shad to truly leap from the blue sea across the opening spread of the book. This amazing feat was made possible with the color advice of a man’s daughter.
8 x 6 inches. 24 pages. 200 numbered copies. 2 two-color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Signed by the author. Handset in Bembo type. Printed on Zerkall paper with hand-made cover paper by Amanda Degener and Briget O’Malley of Cave Paper. In a slipcase.Purchase.
Signed and numbered print from Report from Pool Four
WHY DO FISH JUMP? , 2010
Editioned print from Report from Pool Four, Gaylord Schanilec
Midnight Paper Sales, 2010
Image dimensions: 3 x 1 3/4 inches.
Edition size: 65. Price: $40.