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Limited, numbered edition
5.25 in. x 8.5 in.
Land of Sunlit Ice is the best gathering of North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode poems, recent and past, to appear in a single collection. This chapbook is available May 15, 2016, in a letterpress, hand-bound edition that matches the precision and craft of the poems.
This numbered, limited edition chapbook exemplifies the beauty and art of hand-letterpress printing. Land of Sunlit Ice is printed on a Chandler & Price platen press and a Brandtjen & Kluge press, both from the 1920s, and then sewn with two antique wire stitchers.
The covers are individually stenciled, and the interior text is printed on raised-type magnesium mounted on wood blocks.
This limited edition (about 200 copies) is hand-crafted by printer apprentices at North Dakota State University Press. The apprentices are: Raechel Heuer, Ken Smith, Maggie Krull, Angela Beaton, Amanda Biles, Sydney Olstad, and Ana Rusness-Petersen, under the direction of editor in chief Suzzanne Kelley.
The letterpress print production was under the direction of Allan Burke and took place at The Hunter Times, located at Bonanzaville, West Fargo, ND, and The Braddock News Letterpress Museum, Braddock, ND.
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Writer in Residence at the University of Jamestown, Larry Woiwode is a native of Carrington, North Dakota, and has been the state s Poet Laureate since 1995.
Among the many awards he has received are the William Faulkner Foundation Award, American Library Association Notable Book, National Book Award (Finalist, fiction), National Book Critics Award (Finalist, fiction), American Library Association, Notable Book, and Cornerstone Best Book of the Year. His prose and poetry have appeared in The New York Times and the New Yorker. The New York Times Book Review has named six of his books as notable books of the year.
Woiwode was a Fellow with the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and he was awarded the Medal of Merit (given only once every six years) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City.
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