On Living

On Living (2016)

Nazim Hikmet (1902-1963), the greatest modern Turkish poet, was a political prisoner in Turkey for eighteen years and spent the last thirteen years of his life in exile.

Translated by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk, this poem was hand-set in Perpetua types and letterpress printed on handmade Kitakata. Each cover features a unique acrylic painting on Glama Natural.

Design, art, and production by Harry Reese and Sandra Liddell Reese.


55     Turkey Press  ·  Isla Vista  2006

Distraction ·  Poem by Michael Hannon

The ink-jet print of a banana leaf is based on a photograph taken by Sandra Liddell Reese in her garden in Isla Vista, California. A laminated sheet of Kitakata and Kogon grass paper has been French-folded to create four page surfaces. Michael Hannon’s three-line poem has been letterpress printed on the laminated sheet from handset Narrow Bembo. Signed by the poet. Edition of 45 copies. 9 x 6.5 inches.