Original Monkey

Original Monkey

poems & drawings by Dean Young, 2003

Young finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Original Monkey has been printed in an edition of two hundred copies on Zerkall Book cream at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Shari DeGraw designed and printed the book with assistance from students in the UICB certificate program. The Joanna types were cast at Michael and Winifred Bixler's letter foundry in Skaneatles, New York, and the Romanee Open titling was digitized especially for letterpress printing from photopolymer plates. The book features three drawings by the author which have been reproduced by hand using pochoir and color pencils to maintain the vibrancy of Young's work. Red Japanese full-cloth binding. Each copy is signed by the author. $200.00