Wallingford, PA: ELM Press, 1998. 10 1/2 x 13 1/2. Twenty-two leaves tipped together at the fore-edges. Each 13 1/2 x 20 inch page opening presents a single poem. Two longer poems are set on fold-out pages.Enid Mark's color lithographs flow throughout. Navy cloth, title label on cover, starry-night endpapers. Fine in a custom navy cloth tray case. Item #18769
All but one of Wilner's poems were written for this book. Precessional "grew out of a collaboration between artist and poet, words and images spawning one another as the book developed into a suite of nine poems in which natural and mythic patterns form and dissolve
as time and light play over them." "Photographic images of water, wood, trees, grasses and stars create shifting visual textures as they float from edge to edge of the verso of each double-page spread, and continue onto the recto page where they fade away to accommodate the letterpress-printed poetry." "Precessional Explained," at the end of the text, describes Earth's 3 rotational motions, the tidal forces, and positions of the constellations. No. 43 of 61 copies, signed by the poet and the artist. Printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress on Arches Velin paper. Bound by Sarah Creighton.