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Interior Voice: The Great Practice
by Timothy C. Ely and Whit Griffin

Edition of 27
Published 2020
8" x 12"
Price: $2500

Long-time Granary Books artist Timothy C. Ely created Interior Voice as a unique book in 1983. Now, the drawings within are reproduced in facsimile for the first time, with the work re-imagined as 18 unbound folios (72 pp.) and further transformed by accompanying poems by Whit Griffin. The book is housed in a clamshell box made by Judith Ivry, within a St. Armand handmade paper wrapper with a new drawing by Ely printed at Soho Letterpress. Folios printed by Jason Walz, signed by poet and artist. This work is available now for the first time.

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On the occasion of this publication, we are pleased to offer for sale the original 1983 Interior Voice by Timothy C. Ely.

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Petra Vogt Archive with Bardo Matrix Press and Ira Cohen

Photograph of Petra Vogt, by Ira Cohen. Kathmandu, Nepal. [ca. 1970s].

Petra Vogt (b. Nov. 7, 1943 in Berlin, Germany) is a poet, actress, artist, and model, known for her involvement with The Living Theatre, Ira Cohen, and Bardo Matrix Press during the 1960s and 1970s. Living in Kathmandu from approx. 1972 to 1978, Vogt was artistic, photographic, and social muse to partner Cohen, as well as Nepali hippies including Jimmy Thapa and Trilochan Shrestha, and the Kathmandu expatriate community including Angus and Hettie MacLise, Dana Young, John Chick, Charles Henri Ford, and others. The collection features approx. 34 journals, 150 artworks, 864 photographs by Ira Cohen, and over 60 items of correspondence, offering us new insights into her creative practices and participation within the community.

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UPDATE: Exhibition at Poets House

Drawing by bill bissett, 2019. Featured on exhibition booklet.

Participating Witness: The Poetics of Granary Books

March 10–August 29, 2020 Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

UPDATE: The exhibition is currently closed, and will reopen when New York City resumes life on the other side of COVID-19. Please stay safe.

In the meantime:

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About the Exhibition

This exhibition features selected publications from 2000–2020, including limited-edition artists’ books, trade books, prints, proofs, artworks, and unbound pages. Forthcoming limited-edition artists’ books, including work by Jane Wodening, Timothy C. Ely, and Whit Griffin, will be on display for the first time. As part of the exhibition, Granary Books is publishing two booklets with covers by bill bissett, available at Poets House. These volumes provide additional information on materials in the exhibition, a complete checklist, and an essay by Johanna Drucker whose title inspired the exhibition's name: "Participating Witness: The Poetics of Granary Books."

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Selected Publications by Ron Padgett

Left: silver gelatin photograph of RP by Lorenz Gude, bound in first edition of In Advance of the Broken Arm. Lorenz Gude, 1964. Right: collage by Joe Brainard for Quelques Poèmes / Some Translations / Some Bombs. N.p., 1963.

Poet, writer, translator, and editor Ron Padgett (b. 1942) has published extensively in unique printed forms: mimeographed magazines and pamphlets with covers by Joe Brainard, George Schneeman, and Andy Warhol; C Press projects such as William Burroughs’ Time; and small-edition collaborations with artists and publishers such as Bertrand Dorny and Gervais Jassaud. This collection of Ron Padgett publications presents the above assortment as well as other volumes, including his first self-published work in 1960 (Summer Balloons) and an array of books he edited for Full Court Press from 1974–1989. Nearly all of the following items are from Padgett’s personal collection and most bear his signature, including a number of exceedingly rare volumes.

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7S or Seven Silks
by Jen Bervin

Boxed edition of 100
Published 2018
5 1/4" h x 6 1/2" w x 12 1/2" d
Price: $2125

7S, or Seven Silks, is a project by Jen Bervin that elaborates upon the research and writings that inform Silk Poems—a long-form poem presented as a biosensor made from liquefied silk developed in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silklab, as a publication by Nightboat Books, and as the artist book offered now for the first time publicly by Granary Books.

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