Edition of 100
24 pages
Letterpress printed
2 color; text with illustrations
Double 3-hole pamphlet stitch binding with flat-back paper cover

Poem by Michael Hannon and artwork design by William T. Wiley Edition of 100, produced in 2008.

This letterpress printed book features a minimalist coupling of Hannon's two-word combination poem ("deep window / paper suit / child's hat") with Wiley's humorous line drawings. This edgy work is expertly printed on heavyweight column paper and hand sewn into a shimmering, metallic Stardream cover. Illustrations and type are printed from polymer plates.



Michael Hannon was born in California in 1939. He has been writing and publishing poetry for 53 years. His work has appeared in journals and anthologies both here and abroad. Much of his work has been published by California’s leading book artists in limited editions. His thirty-year collaboration with the artist William T. Wiley has produced books, sculptures and numerous gallery and museum shows. Kenneth Rexroth said of Hannon’s work: “A very good poet indeed and certainly one of the few Tantric writers in any language who is both profound and witty.” Hannon is the author of thirty-five poetry titles, including four full-length poetry collections: A Door in the Water(1975), Poems & Days (1985), Ordinary Messengers (1991), Trusting Oblivion (2002), Imaginary Burden: Selected Poems(2013). Michael is married to Nancy Dahl and lives in Los Osos, California. He has 3 grown sons, Dylan, Jason, and Colin and 3 grandsons, Jadrien, Oliver and Kai.

William T. Wiley was born in Bedford, Indiana, in 1937. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where he received his BFA in 1961 and MFA in 1962. His first solo exhibition was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1960. Since then, his work is in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Stedelijk van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His awards include: Painting Prize, San Francisco Art Institute, 1959; First Prize, San Francisco Art Institute Festival, 1960; Fletcher Award, California School of Fine Arts, 1960; First Prize in Painting, Oakland Annual, 1960; New Talent Award, Art In America, 1961; Painting Prize, 65th Annual Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, 1962; Sculpture Prize, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1962; Creative Arts Award, University of California at Davis, 1968; Purchase Prize, Whitney Museum, New York, 1968; Nealie Sullivan Award, San Francisco Art Institute, 1968; Bartels Prize, 72nd American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, 1976; Traveling Grant to Australia, Australian Arts Council, 1980; Honorary Doctorate at S.F.A.I., San Francisco, California; Honorary Doctorate, S.F.A.I. 1980; Honor and Awards, American Academy of Letters and Arts, New York , New York; 2004 Life Work Award, Marin Arts Council; 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship Award; and the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award in Printmaking from the Southern Graphics Art Council.