Saturday, June 16, 2012

Susan Howe | Poems Found in A Pioneer Museum

Susan Howe
Poems Found in A Pioneer Museum
South Tipperary, Ireland: Coracle Press, 2009
130 x 100 cm.
32 letterpress cards printed on Canaletto Liscio paper, in binders box
Edition of 300.

"I copied these poems, almost verbatim, from typed identification cards placed beside items in display cases at Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Memorial Museum founded in 1901 by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. The artifacts and memorabilia in their collection date from 1847 when Mormon settlers first entered the Valley of the Great Salt Lake until the joining of the railroads at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869."

Available from the publisher, here, for €30.00.

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