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Lost Work Book w/ Letters to Deer

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dusie kollektiv, year 3. available here for free download!



In part with the third dusie kollektiv.

The complete issue will be available as well at dusie.org

the 49 contributors are:

Jared Hayes, Cara Benson, Amy King, Emma Phillipps, Arielle Guy, Jane Sprague, Ana Bozicevic, Anna Moschovakis, Kaia Sand, Anna Fulford, Samar Abulhassan, Mackenzie Carignan, Zoe Skoulding, Catheri
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chap/e-chap, 50 pages
Published 2009 by auch/dusie kollektiv, year 3
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CA
Jun 12, 2009 CA rated it it was amazing
This is so fantastic, I read it in one sitting, couldn't put it down! DUSIE chaps almost always rock, but this one rocks pretty freakin' loud! I know it's easy enough to read with the e-chap, but I LOVE this and want to share it anyway:



"As for who killed poetry some experts say it was God

So there is nothing to fear

For we are made in his image-

And what a terrific image he is

A jolly walrus with a long white beard

A koala in his ear"



It's got such a cool blend, moving from information with directives
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Marthe Reed
May 11, 2009 Marthe Reed rated it really liked it
Meng's book is hand-made by Susana Gardner of Dusie Press, Switzerland, a mystery, inviting hand and eye: it begins with a handmade envelope formed from a page of German text. Inside, Meng’s book, its single staple binding bound in paper from a page in English on dressmaking. Rough, hand-cut paper, soft yet tactile to the touch. 10.5 X 14 cm, a stack of folded cards waiting to be opened. Delight.

At the lip of the glued paper binding, paper horse cuts who find their way inside the book's first pa
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Mark
Jun 04, 2009 Mark rated it it was amazing
This book exemplifies everything we love about Meng. Gregarious, obsessive and funny. Reoccurring images are absurdly funny (God as a walrus, a million permutations of Dana Gioia) without being self-consciously so. Meng is master of virtuouso improvisation that never appears forced, even when she's seemingly allowing her cat to type for her ("The cat wanted me to tell you: / 9iooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. . .\hqwaaaaaa")--something only Meng can get away with.

Meng can turn on a dime from w
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Kathrin Schaeppi
May 21, 2009 Kathrin Schaeppi rated it really liked it
I hated tearing open the latch to open my hand-cut, hand-glued, hand-stapled, hand-stamped chap with its bevelled four deer. Personal and hand-handmade, mine is clad with the instructions “48. Sleeve with Elbow Puff.—“ and gives a description of how to make a puff sleeve including illustrations and patterns. Here another example of a chap where design and content fit just right since Meng’s chap is a “lost workbook” including lessons and exercises and entries in “ordinary time” and “letters to d ...more
Steven
Mar 16, 2009 Steven rated it it was amazing
I really loved this chapbook. I will have a proper review of it in either the next installment on Galatea Resurrects, or the one after the next.
Juliet
Mar 16, 2009 Juliet rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This dusie kollektiv chapbook especially struck my fancy from its unique design to its charming title to the quirky curios within. I can visualize these adorable little booklets spilling out of slightly misshapen baskets at craft fair tables, mixed with multicolored fabric poppies or battered pointe shoes. I can see them at bake sale tables accompanied by giant blonde brownies and tiny lime crèmes. I can see them snuck into public lavatories, placed slightly askew atop shiny silver dispensers fo ...more
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