|Title||Everyone Has Two Lives|
|Artist / Creator||Joseph Green|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Longview, WA|
|Contributors||Steven Sotloff, quotation. Marquita Green, linocut.|
|Process / Technique||Printed on a Vandercook 4 proof press|
|Medium / Materials||Linoleum cut|
|Paper Stock||Arches Cover, black|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.5 x 7 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 30|
|Signed & Numbered||Unsigned|
I had a stack of black Arches Cover in my flat file and didn't know what to do with it. Then I read an article about Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist working in Syria when he was kidnapped and subsequently executed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and I knew what the black paper was for. The passage I printed came from a letter Sotloff wrote to his mother shortly before he was killed.
Artist BioJoseph Green is a poet and letterpress printer in Longview, Washington, where he taught composition, literature, and creative writing for twenty-five years at Lower Columbia College. He and his wife, Marquita, produce limited-edition letterpress broadsides for Pacific Northwest poets through The Peasandcues Press, and he serves on the Board of Directors for the C.C. Stern Type Foundry & Museum of Metal Typography. His own poems have been appearing in magazines and journals since 1975, and many have been collected in his six books or chapbooks, the most recent of which is What Water Does at a Time Like This (MoonPath Press, 2015).