[Iowa City]: The Stone Wall Press [and] The Seamark Press, . . Small 8vo, bright blue cloth-covered boards, white paper label. As New One of 250 copies."The fourth Seamark book (Cargo, 1972) is set in Emerson, a type Kay would continue to use. This, you could say, is the first sign of her mature style. But Cargo represents yet another experiment that Kay would not repeat: it is the one and only book issued jointly by the Seamark Press and Kim MerkerÕs Stonewall Press. Merker was some 15 years older than Kay and had come to Iowa to study with Harry Duncan about a decade earlier than she. He was also then, like Kay, a junior member of the faculty of the University of Iowa, where he too would stay for the rest of his life Ð but Kay and Kim were of radically different temperaments and grew steadily further apart. In later years, the UniversityÕs Center for the Book, directed by Merker, and the Type Lab, directed by Kay, maintained efficient, polite, but rather chilly professional relations, while students moved freely and easily between themÑRobert Bringhurst's "In memoriam: Kay Louise Amert 1947Ð2008". (Inventory #: 2304)
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