Killing The Bear           by Judith Minty, wood engravings by Glenn Wolff                     

Killing the Bear

Deluxe edition of Killing the Bear

Acclaimed Michigan poet and educator Judith Minty’s deeply felt, archetypal tale of confronting wild nature and self has never before been published on its own. This exquisite edition of 110 copies has been embellished with nine wood engravings of noted artist Glenn Wolff and a foreword by Anne-Marie Oomen. It was conceived and designed by Chad Pastotnik, award-winning publisher and proprietor of Deep Wood Press in Antrim County, Michigan. Each volume’s pages have been hand printed on a Vandercook printing press with lead type and then carefully bound by hand.

Judith Minty’s Killing the Bear has never before been published on its own. Minty is the author of four full-length collections of poetry and four chapbooks. Her first, Lake Songs and Other Fears, was a recipient of the United States Award of the International Poetry Forum in 1973. Her prose and poetry has appeared in over fifty anthologies and in numerous magazines and journals. Minty is also a recipient of the Eunice Tietjens Award, the John Atherton Fellowship to Bread Loaf, Villa Montalvo Award for Excellence in Poetry, two Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artists Grants, two PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards, and the PEN/Mead Foundation California Fiction Awards.

   Composed in 12pt. Linotype Palatino with elements of Garamond and printed on Hahnemuhle Biblio paper on a Vandercook 219 OS press. One hundred books are bound in boards with a dark brown Asahi bookcloth and brick Hahnemuhle Bugra paper with a matt black foil stamped title and onlayed wood engraving printed on Kitakata paper. An additional ten books are printed on cream Zerkall Frankfurt, bound deluxe in chocolate Harmatan goat with dark grey Fabriano Roma over boards and housed within an umber Asahi and gray cotton cloth covered slipcase. The cover artwork is set within a debossed panel and is printed on Kitakata paper with title foil stamped in copper. The first ten numbers are reserved for the deluxe copies of the book. Edition of 110 books, signed by Chad, Judith and Glenn, 26 pages, 6 x 7 1/4"



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