Curb. Divya Victor.
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(East Asian Lives/Diaspora)

Curb.

Victor, Divya (illus.)

Colorado Springs: Press at Colorado College, 2019. The images found in Curb are rubbings taken from sidewalks and curbs, created by hammering damp sheets onto the surfaces with brushes, then rolling them with screen-printing ink. The text, printed letterpress in two colors, attempts to contextualize the murders of three South-Asian migrants within the larger framework of violence arising from anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States. Victor’s poetry, printed in red, has been overprinted in gray once for each of the twelve people to whom this book is dedicated, and whose names appear in the center of a fold-out section of the book. The poems are punctuated by factual accounts of the murders. Together, text and image provoke a deeper dialogue about those solid structures that, on the one hand, link neighbors and communities, but on the other hand, serve as the cold setting for a crime scene. A powerful, complex work of book art.

Quarto. Accordion-fold, printed on both sides with sewn-in sections. One of thirty copies, signed by the author. In cloth boards collograph-printed in three colors, and housed in a slipcase. Item #31141

Price: $2,250.00

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