By Billy Collins
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Red Hydra Press, 2014. Edition of 65.
2.75 x 2.75" miniature book. Letterpress printed by Steve Miller in three sections, sewn, consolidated, then wrapped in handmade paper. Printed in Centaur and Charlemagne types. Printed and wrapped in four papers made at Papeterie St. Armand in Montréal. Signed by the poet. Numbered.
Steve Miller: "Billy Collins penned a sweet new poem, and this is its first appearance."
I slid past a pencil drawing of a young girl,
a white marble status of a warrior
as well as a vase that had managed to remain
unshattered for over three thousand years …