[Petaluma, California:]: Mixolydian Editions, 2019. One of forty-eight copies designed and printed by Richard Wagener, numbered and signed in pencil on the colophon by the author and the artist; this is copy number two. Five copies are reserved as hors de commerce. Nineteen full-page wood engravings by Richard Wagener printed in various colors directly from wood blocks. Title-page set in Perpetua titling, text composed and cast in Monotype Bembo by Patrick Reagh, printed on paper from the Zerkall Mill in the Kall River Valley, Germany. A fine copy in matching cloth slipcase. Bound by Craig Jensen at Book Lab II in quarter navy blue cloth over yellow boards, front board stamped decoratively in blind, printed paper spine label, burgundy endpapers. Folio. 40], [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Item #16610
Maxine Chernoff (b. 1952) is an American novelist, poet, academic, and literary magazine editor. She is the professor and Chair of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. With her husband Paul Hoover, she edits the literary journal New American Writing. Chernoff has written several notable novels and won prestigious awards, including the 1985 Carl Sandburg Award. Teapots and Tympani is a collection of eighteen poems.