THE BEWILDERING THREAD

Poems Selected by RUTH MORTIMER and SARAH BLACK

Lithographs by ENID MARK



Sample pages...

Thirty-six pages are hinged in an
accordion fold, permitting the images
to interweave from page to page.

 

 

This artist's book developed from a plan by Ruth Mortimer, former Curator of Rare Books at Smith College, for an anthology of poems using weaving and fabric arts as metaphor.

The text of The Bewildering Thread contains fifteen poems, selected from the work of fourteen contemporary women poets: Sandra M Gilbert, Eleanor Wilner, Jody Aliesan, Carolyn Kizer, Amy Clampitt, Linda Pastan, Maura Stanton, Adrienne Rich, Katha Pollitt, Lyn Lifshin, May Swenson, Margaret Atwood, Susan Snively, and Gjertrud Schnackenberg.

The poem by Emily Dickinson, from which the title of the collection is taken, is printed as an epigraph.

Limited to 50 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. 1986. Out of print.