Broadside: "Kitchen Sink" Kathryn Stripling Byer.
Broadside: "Kitchen Sink"
Broadside: "Kitchen Sink"
Broadside: "Kitchen Sink"

Broadside: "Kitchen Sink"

n/p: Mill Springs Press, 1987. First Printing. Signed by Kathryn Stripling Byer. "Today she would change nothing,/ not even the wallpaper peeling/ like dead bark. Nor, outside, the shadows/ approaching the yard where ants/ toil like women in their houses of sand./ Never mind that the sun will be setting." (first stanza) A broadside (appx. 13" x 10" unfolded) with the title poem by Kathryn Stripling Byer (1944-2017), the Georgia-born American poet who settled in North Carolina, where she was its Poet Laureate during 2005-2009. A beautiful letterpress production, folded once vertically to form two leaves. With (uncredited) reproduction of nature-themed line-drawing artwork opposite poem. Below her printed name after the poem, Byer has hand-written her full signature. This poem appeared the previous year (1986) in Byer's collection, The Girl in the Midst of the Harvest (see our item No. 3684), as noted on rear panel. A very rare, exquisite & now-poignant Byer collectible. In very fine condition with only small, faint creases & a bit of wear at lower right corners (when folded); light sunning to outer fold-spine. [Item #3878]

Price: $25.00