INDEX Issue 7: "A Path to the Moon" by Wiliam T. Horton, 1898
“A Path to the Moon” originally appeared in A book of images drawn by W.T. Horton & introduced by W.B. Yeats, published in 1898 by The Unicorn Press, London. As Yeats writes in his introduction, “The systematic mystic is not the greatest of artists, because his imagination is too great to be bounded by a picture or a song, and because only imperfection in a mirror of perfection, or perfection in a mirror of imperfection, delight our frailty.” You can find the book on the Internet Archive here.
This image was printed from a new copper plate produced at Owosso Graphic Art in Owosso, Michigan exclusively for Wolverine Press.
INDEX is a "deconstructed" letterpress journal of literature and art made by Wolverine Press, the publishing studio of the Helen Zell Writers Program of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A traditional journal of literature is composed of poetry, prose and illustrations. Each issue of INDEX focuses on just one of these elements.
Published as a single card in an A2 envelope, each issue features either a poem, a prose piece or a single illustration. Each issue is limited to an edition size of 100 copies. All the text is printed from hand-set metal type, the images from photo-engraved copper plates. Every copy is handprinted, hand-assembled and hand-numbered.
Classic authors and artists (Yeats, Dickinson, etc) will appear alongside new and established contemporary creators (Laura Kasischke, Josh Berg, Jason Polan, etc).
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