Postscripts from the Red Sea

Postscripts from the Red Sea

Papaveria is pleased to present Sonya Taaffe’s poem Postscripts from the Red Sea in a limited edition of 12 numbered copies. The work first appeared in the July 2007 issue of Goblin Fruit, but as with all of Sonya’s work, Postscripts lent itself exceptionally well to the formation of a small piece of art.

Perfect bound in red Japanese paper with black cloth on the spine which has been reinforced with red ribbon from the binder’s wedding bouquet. The text was printed on white linen paper.

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Postscripts from the Red Sea

Sonya Taaffe has a confirmed addiction to myth, folklore, and dead languages. Poems and short stories of hers have won the Rhysling Award, been shortlisted for the SLF Fountain Award and the Dwarf Stars Award, and been reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase, The Best of Not One of Us, Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2006, Best New Romantic Fantasy 2, and You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories. A respectable amount of her work can be found in Postcards from the Province of Hyphens and Singing Innocence and Experience (Prime Books). She holds master’s degrees in Classics from Brandeis and Yale.

Loving the Dead

Loving the Dead

Loving the Dead: Excerpts from a Necromancer’s Memoir, a true account of the author’s dealings with the ghosts of the human dead. This is a limited, handbound edition of 13 copies, of which number 13 was burned for the dead. This title is sold out.

Bound in Lokta and coffee-stained paper with black cloth and black endpapers. Printed on antique laid paper. Spine reinforced with black ribbon and hemp twine, upon which has been tied a bone bead in the shape of a skull.

Written, bound and illustrated by Erzebet YellowBoy Carr.

Loving the Dead

Godfather Death

Godfather Death

Old Death is a bitter man, you see.
He likes to toy with distance, with forgetting.
He lets the lead wind out before he jerks
and snaps you like a brittle willow twig.
He loves as deep and fierce as God, my lamb,
but only with God’s vengeance.

Handbound, limited edition of 13 copies. Covered in black fabric with gold endleaves tipped in, this austere little book contains JoSelle Vanderhooft’s long poem, Godfather Death. Color cover and 9 black and white interior illustrations by Marge Simon. 28 pages. Godfather Death is part of the collection, Death Poems.

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