The Poetry Art Book Station
This was an idea that came about because of the desire to promote a unique new poetry art book by Gerda Govine Ituarte.
For many years Gerda has written poetry and it was not until last year that it occurred to us to self publish after talking with friends and colleagues and searching for publishers. She learned that it would not be easy to find a publisher for her first book. We looked at numerous ways to publish, and it became evident that what was available was too complicated and/or too expensive.
We came up with the original idea of creating a book that was Handmade. It would have to be a Limited Edition, 75 to 150 numbered copies, signed by the poet and the artist. Each would be a book of poems, in English and Spanish. For each cover, hand painted artwork by Luis, and an original vignette for each poem and for the separate sections of the book. Also, included, a CD in English and Spanish recorded by poet and artist. This very unique kind of book, we call: The Limited Edition Handmade Poetry Art Book.
We were very lucky to find Manuel Luna, a Salvadorian Poet, who lives and works in Tijuana and is the head of Asterisco* Editora de Poesia, and Ana Chig the director of Nodulo Ediciones de Tijuana. Both are collaborators in this Project, and we are very proud to present our first Publication. We welcome "Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?," the first passenger of The Poetry Art Book Station.