Andrew Rippeon

Rippeon on Porches

Warble: a sort of worm that breeds betwixt the outer and inner skin of beasts. The man is dominated by an emotion which is inexpressible, because it is in excess of the facts as they appear. PORCHES with the ash of my father at my elbow my sons at my knee sings a parasite’s song from a burning beach. It is thus a feeling which he cannot understand; he cannot objectify it, and it therefore remains to poison life and obstruct action. I give you thanks for your warble, and wish you could sing yourself to rest.

Letterpress printed and bound by hand, PORCHES is a 17 page book in an edition of 40 measuring 10.25″ (w) X 6.75″ (l). It is printed in three-colors from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook #4. Sandpaper is used to chisel the rectangular borders. Casebound in silk bookcloth, PORCHES uses a four-hole Japanese stab bookbinding structure. Year 2014-2015.

Andrew Rippeon edited P-Queue (2007 – 2010), founded QUEUE Books (2007 – 2011), and now works as a letterpress printer and serves as the studio manager for The Press at Nine-Mile Swamp. He is editing a selection of letters from Larry Eigner to Jonathan Williams, of The Jargon Society, and currently teaches literature at Hamilton College in central New York.

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