Poultry Poetry (Or, Once Upon a Time/Book Eight)
Written by Frieda Fitzenmeyer. Illustrated
& Proofread by Carol J. Blinn. 2003.
was bound to happen. Frieda now fancies herself as a poet and has
written what can only be described as refined but amorous duck verse.
A reader with some imagination might presume her poems to be metaphors
for the human experience. Carol has outdone herself with ten playful
line drawings, one for each poem, which she delicately hand watercolored.
The text paper was chosen not only for its good watercoloring qualities
but for the color name, Bockingford Eggshell, an English mouldmade
sheet. This exquiste book’s unusual title comes from the fact
that Frieda misunderstood people when they spoke of poetry. She
thought they were saying “poultry.”
by 7 1/2 inches; 19 pages; letterpress printed; the type is Monotype
Gill Sans set by Michael Bixler and the line illustrations are printed
from photopolymer plates made by Harold Kyle at Boxcar Press(Carol’s
first use of plates in a book!); the handmade Fabriano paper wrapper
is hand colored with a nifty egg image on the front cover; the sewn
non-adhesive binding is made with goat vellum tapes laced through
First edition of 45 copies; signed by Carol