Reno, Nevada:: Jaime Lynn Shafer,, 2015.. Edition of 25. 11 x 7.5"; 7 loose sheets. Printed from metal type, photopolymer plates, and linoleum blocks on Magnani Pescia paper and Mohawk paper. Created at the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada Reno. Laid in a four-flap portfolio with slip and slot closure. Paper title label on cover. Signed and numbered. Jaime Lynn Shafer, blog 7/21/2015: "Judith is a retired linguistics professor and volunteers at the Black Rock Press. She is a beautiful poet and friend, and I am thrilled to be collaborating with her. She has written a series of poems inspired by Stardate (an NPR broadcast). Judith is working on setting the type for the poetry, and I am working on the images. There are five poems that will be printed and housed in a portfolio case. We will work from metal type and polymer plate and linoleum images." The portfolio consists of five poems . 1) "Careening Toward the Sun's Caress: Inspired by National Public Radio, Stardate, 1/22/2013. The sun produces outbursts known as solar flares; the Kepler spacecraft detects solar flares. 2) "Mira: Inspired by National Public Radio, Stardate, 1/23/2013. David Fabricius (March 9, 1564-May 7, 1617) was a German pastor who discovered the first known periodic variable star, Mira, in August 1596. 3) "Histories of Natural Disasters: Inspired by National Public Radio, "Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs." 1/10/2014. Wanda Diaz-Merced, an astrophysicist blind for many years, orchestrates the deaths of stars. 4) "Geminid Showers in Mid-December: Inspired by National Public Radio, "Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres." 12/14/2014. Geminid showers are created by pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" or asteroid flying close to the sun.
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