cross purposes (from back to front)

November 19, 2014 § Leave a comment


a handmade letterpress book
with single-page coptic binding
about cross purposes

original text, design, handset and hand printed by judi goldberg
and an illumination by Lindy Low Le Coq

so much became clear just at the end, so that is where I will start.

sunrises on the road

October 11, 2014 § 3 Comments

I’ve lost count
of the sunrises on the road and walking

as if to the river but to the infirmary as if on the path but
in the hall as if from my kitchen but from the cafeteria as if
with my favorite morning mug but a styrofoam cup instead
as if medicine woman grandmother curandero nurse

the sun paints my face

& I smile as how short is the distance or long
from one vision to the next

PenHouseInk vol 3, 2004


On turning sixty-five

September 21, 2014 § 3 Comments


a duet; R.D. Story & j. goldberg

September 14, 2014 § Leave a comment


poems by R.D. Story, j.goldberg
handset and handprinted at here.say. press
guerneville, ca 2014
varied edition of 3

waiting for the nail polish to dry

August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment







form is the first instruction,
*of course it never trumps content*

titles are the second instruction
so the adage about whether or not you can tell a book by its cover *if it’s lucky enough to have one* is not altogether true

& of course the book is the story of the story so
the best pieces are the ones which demand conversation with them along the way *call it serendipity, erroneously carried out action, magic, editing, or the unintended consequence*


August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

crux, content, fix

making way

August 15, 2014 § 1 Comment

step two: collating and finishing pages in preparation for step three: binding (making tabs and gluing as an accordion) and finally step four: sewing the book into a folio

two books collated, could be six, but if there are two for him and two for me that might be it, but it doesn’t need to all be done today


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