Perfect bound. Contains a poem by the artist that has been modified from a letter she received - certain words have been omitted from the original text. Edition of 100. Total 72 pages. Signed by artist.
"We are small is a book of tipp-ex poetry, a successor to Let us go then, you and I which was published in 2003. While the latter book was based on a fragment of a T.S. Eliot poem, We are small reflects on the non-literary object of a letter. On each page the complete text of this letter is printed, but parts of it are tipp-exed, or made white (tipp-ex is the European word for what in the US is called whiteout). In this manner new poems are revealed that were already present in the original text. The poems are bleaker than in Let us go then, you and I, the view of the world more hostile. Emptiness seems to pervade the world – “o old / things” – that this book talks about. On a literal level the emptiness is visible in the use of white space." -- excerpt from https://elisabethtonnard.com/works/we-are-small/