Collaborations with poets Octavio Paz / John Cage and Joseph Brodsky selected pages back >>
Reading John Cage by Octavio Paz and “White on Blanco” by John Cage translated by Eliot Weinberger.
With woodcuts and Monoprints by Ilse Schreiber-Noll,
22”x 15”, 1989. bilingual. Conceived, printed and bound by the artist in an edition of 14 copies. In this book all participants join voices in a complex bilingual counterpoint of mutual admiration. Octavio Paz’s poem Reading John Cage printed both in Spanish and in brilliant English translation by Eliot Weinberger is responded too by Cage, himself, in verses titled White on Blanco. Cage terms his handwritten poem a “Mesostic”, a form which permits reading down through the center of the verse as well as left to right. Eliot Weinberger completes the triad with his own “mesostic” on Paz and Cage. The type for the spanish printed on the letterpress is Baskerville. John Cage handwrote the mesostic for this book which then was reproduced from the original manuscript by photo offset. Housed in a sepia linen drop-back box.
Signed by poets, artist and translator.