Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Announcement: Keith Waldrop's Several Gravities

Siglio is pleased to announce the publication of
Several Gravities by Keith Waldrop
edited with an essay by Robert Seydel


For nearly four decades, Keith Waldrop has been creating a body of visual art that---while mirroring his extraordinary and internationally acclaimed oeuvre of poetry, fiction and translation---has lived largely outside the public eye. Several Gravities, this first collection of Waldrop's radiant visual collages not only reveals an essential facet of his extraordinary oeuvre, but also summons a mesmerizing world in which the invisible and the absent are roused and rise to the surface. Like his collage poems, the images are enveloped in ghosted impressions, quiet tensions, strands of memory and fragments of dream.

Several Gravities (casebound, 112 pages, color illus. $39.50) features a substantial selection of collages as well as a new unpublished serial poem and an essay by Waldrop that enunciates the relationship between his distinctive visual and poetic practices. Editor Robert Seydel contributes an incisive essay on Waldrop's work---its expression of the poet-artist "tradition," and its expansion of the collage form.

For a slide show of images and more about the book, go to Several Gravities.

Keith Waldrop is the author of over two dozen works of poetry and prose, an eminent translator, and with wife Rosmarie the founding editor of the influential and innovative Burning Deck Press. Publishers Weekly has said: "Waldrop, not as well-known as he should be, is among the most important writers, translators, and publishers of avant-garde literature in our time." See Keith Waldrop's biography.


Use code WALDROP when ordering at Siglio.

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A signed and numbered limited edition of 30 includes an original, miniature collage from Keith Waldrop's series "Metro Tickets." $100.


Siglio is a new, independent press in Los Angeles dedicated to publishing uncommon books that live at the intersection of art and literature. We publish books without compromise---each title embodies the inimitable vision of its author---and we cultivate wider audiences for original, provocative work, whether by renowned, forgotten, or unknown artists and writers. We believe that challenging work can be immensely appealing: our books are beautiful, affordable, and as much a pleasure to touch and hold as they are to read.

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