Sky + Sea
SKY+SEA (Porkbelly Press, 2016) is an anthology of poetry, prose, and art inspired by the stars, planets, nebulae, comets, the depths of the ocean, Galileo, sailors navigating by constellations, omens, shooting stars, and divination.
letterpress & screenprint covers
limited edition, 125
Stacey Balkun, "Love Letter to Galileo: Axis"
Zelda Chappel, "Polaris"
A.E. Clark, "Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean" & "Ragged Thing"
Tyree Daye, "Deep River"
Carlina Duan, "Then I Woke Up in Your Bed"
Chelsea Eckert, "A Story About the Moon to Help Us All Sleep (Hospital Poem III)"
Sonja Johanson, "Jörmungadr" & "Storm Birds"
Sandra Marchetti, "U.S. 41" & "Pilgrims"
Ryan Mattern, "Orion was a Musician First"
Laura Sloan Patterson, "Sister Agnes Tells About the Crocodile"
Nicole Rollender, "Sky Burial"
Jason Sears, "Siddhartha by the Schuylkill"
Erin Elizabeth Smith, "Hugo"
Kitsuko Steinman-Arendsee, "Constellations"
Nicole Tong, "Birth of Venus"
Jennifer A. Howard, "Always Only Approximate" & "Stellar Evolution"
Kelsey Dean, "Home"
Lori Sambol Brody, "We'll Fly Away"
Anita Olivia Koester, "Selenography" & "Vultures on the Moon"
ABOUT THE COVER
This limited edition book was made using traditional bookbinding & printmaking techniques including letterpress and screen print. Edition is limited to 125 varying covers, 46 of which are jellyfish (screen printed). Jellyfish vary from 2 to 5 color passes, including metallic gold (all acrylic ink). The remaining portion of the edition is letterpress in orange or blue (oil based ink) made with vintage type, featuring gold jellyfish end-papers. The edition is printed on cardstock varying in weight from 60# to 105#. Edition is hand-numbered. Letterpress covers were printed at Tiger Lily Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) on their Vandercook Proof Press with vintage wood & metal type.
Binding & cover art by printmaker Nicci Mechler. IG: @wickedlittleheart.
“Love Letter to Galileo: Axis” by Stacey Balkun nominated for a Pushcart in 2016