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DISASTERS OF LOVE -
A DEFENSE OF DELILAH


Disasters of Love

Twelve images illustrate a poem telling the Samson and Delilah story from the pont of view of Delilah.

 



A SPHINX'S FIELD GUIDE TO QUESTIONABLE ANSWERS


Common Monsters

The book commences with chiaroscuro woodcuts of various sphinxes in natural settings who serve as guides to common, rhetorical riddles. Colorful answers are displayed in wood type. The viewer is left to unriddle the question from which each answer was derived. An alphabetical key, loose in the back of the book, provides the names of the various typefaces displayed on the pages, turning the field guide into a rather curious specimen book.

 



COMMON MONSTERS


Common Monsters

Outlandish fauna are artfully observed & illuminated by Michael Kuch. From the American Imperialist Moth,Pax americana to the Fat-Man Stealth Bat, Papilla terror, this natural history surveys the salient creatures of our current political landscape.

 

 



FALLING TO EARTH


Falling to Earth

The book’s imagery uses the metaphor of falling to look at the human & spiritual costs of violence. Mythological & biblical narratives are evoked in a modern framework that gives perspective to the terrifying events of last year. Icarus, Jacob’s ladder & parachuting Christs descend in our new millenium. The fourteen poems & twenty-one etchings are also frequented by angels providing a vantage from above. Though the imagery does not shy from a hard look at the human toll of human violence, the work is not concerned with a world of blame, but instead hopes to unfold as a kind of topographical map of healing.

 

 



APOCALYPSE CLOCKS


Apocalypse Clocks

The Double Elephant Press published Apocalypse Clocks in the late spring of the year two thousand of the Christian calendar. Sixty copies were produced; the first thirteen volumes comprise a deluxe edition, the last four are hors commerce for the conspirators. Michael Kuch drew, bit & printed the copper plates and composed the poetry. Art Larson printed the text letterpress. The sixteen point van Dijck was cast by M & H Type. The paper was made by hand for this undertaking at Papeterie St-Armand in Montreal. Shoshanna Wineberg bound the edition in a timely fashion.

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SEANCE FOR A MINYAN


Seance for a Minyan

The book consists of ten poems by Pulitzer-winning poet Anthony Hecht illustrated by Michael Kuch. Hecht's evocative poems recall passages from the original testament; first person accountings & psychological reflection bring scriptural personages to life

 

 

 

 

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