Wednesday, December 2, 2009
And on the subject of Broadsides ... Madeline DeFrees
This poetry broadside was created by Joe and Marquita Green of peasandcues press (website pending) in honor of Madeline's 90th birthday party at Elliott Bay Book Company. Madeline used this fragment to open the third section of Magpie on the Gallows, “Several Lives:”
Thin as a snail’s track
on the mind’s walk, the year
pulls back into its shell.
I skim the silver from the cracked
cement to spend it all
before winter closes down.
They are a limited edition - but would make great holiday gifts ... You can contact me for more information.