Isla Vista, California: Turkey Press, . Frontispiece and 13 full-page illustrations relief printed from photoengraved plates on kozo paper handmade at Fuji Paper Mills Cooperative in Japan. Includes prospectus from Turkey Press. A fine copy. Split-board binding with terra cotta-colored handmade Japanese kakishibu paper over boards and a black linen spine. Title blindstamped on front cover. Edges untrimmed. Enclosed in a terra cotta cloth-covered clamshell case and titled in black on spine. 9 inches by 13 inches. 60 unnumbered pp. Item #16704
Michael Hannon (b. 1939) is the writer of over thirty-five chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry and is a frequent collaborator of the illustrator and Guggenheim Fellow William T. Wiley (b. 1937). Their numerous collaborative works include the artist’s books Lyrica (2008) and Time Being (Tangram, 2004) and the broadsides Love Poem (1997) and The Goddess (1998).
Since 1974, the Turkey Press has been owned and operated by book artists Harry Reese and Sandra Liddell Reese out of their home and studios in Isla Vista, California. Aside from Hannon and Wiley, the press has also collaborated with artists and writers like Antonio Frasconi, Kiki Smith, and Yoko Ono.