Dos Poetas Judios/Two Jewish Poets. Pressing Issues.
Dos Poetas Judios/Two Jewish Poets.
Dos Poetas Judios/Two Jewish Poets.

Dos Poetas Judios/Two Jewish Poets.

Bellamar, Cuba: Ediciones El Fortín, 2014. Jordán, Rolando Estévez. Octavo. (10)pp. One of fifty copies. An artist’s book of multi-dimensional, tactile design, layering organic materials, transparent sheets, and tipped-in pages to explore the Jewish-Latin identities of its authors. Illustrations include paper collage, calligraphy, and hand-colored printed drawings, which fold out to reveal scenes after the fashion of classical Greece. Marjorie Agosín and Yaacov (Jacobo) Glantz’s poems likewise appear on fold-outs, with text in Spanish on the versos and English on the rectos. In combining their verses with such earthy, timeless decoration, the book evokes the ties between cultural heritage and landscape, the essential connection of a person’s culture and the land they call home. Ediciones El Fortín is a spin-off from Ediciones Vigía, whose specific goal is to encourage nonviolence and create more one-of-a-kind books. Bound in stiff paper wrappers covered with Cuban earth, and sheathed in a cloth belly band onto which is mounted a large leaf. Fine. Item #30299

Price: $750.00