Poetry Challenge Showcase
Thanks to everyone who participated in the April poetry challenge – there were so many amazing entries that it was hard to pick just a few. But as space is limited, here are some highlights for your enjoyment:
Rececca’s book is called Paper I: a children’s poem by Carl Sandberg made with paste papers, Washi papers, spinner, origami box. Elaine created a tag flag book with Haiku and Gloria made an accordion book from watercolor paper, hickory bark with lichen cover, Poem: Trees by Joyce Kilmer.
Ally reused a 1906 book of John Keats poetry to create a new notebook bound in a new style, but kept original covers, spine, endpapers, and first signature. Judy made an accordion book featuring the poem “Our Family Quilt” with covers made from vintage quilt squares. Daria’s book is contains the poem Maker of Songs, Hazel Hall 1886 -1924. The poem is presented in fragments verso and in recto its entirety. The structure is a hardcover portfolio. And Susan created a Kraft-tex and napkin cover. Inside there are 10 notecard signatures illustrated with collage, calligraphy, and vellum biographies of women represented on the pages.
DJ’s book cover is handmade paper with grass/plant inclusions, front addition of open-weave florist’s tape, lokta end sheet, single signature of Arches Text Wove, stitching is a lacing style by Keith Smith. Content is hand-written text of Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall” (‘Good fences make good neighbors’). Veronica’s little tea stained book has ‘The Journey’ by Mary Oliver on its pages. Terry’s 3″ x 5″ accordion book has mixed media paper pages with Limericks embellished with tangles, and Toni created a double needle coptic binding.