Words Collide by Alisa Golden

Intrigued by Hedi Kyle's Fishbone Fold and the photographic wordplay of Erica Baum, I set out to explore ideas of overlapping and colliding: an affair of language. I created six poems from words found in order in these dictionary entries: meet, opposition, collision, violent, direct, and oppose. On the reverse side of the book I rearranged and shifted the lines of hand-set type to create six new poems. The slipcase presented a new challenge since the book can only safely slide one way, and so it is open-ended, perhaps like the poems themselves.

Artist Bio

Alisa Golden writes, makes art, and teaches bookmaking at California College of the Arts in Oakland. She has been making letterpress editions and unique books under the imprint never mind the press since 1983 and is represented by Vamp and Tramp in Alabama and Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California. Her book art may be found in numerous special collections of libraries and universities across the country. Golden is the author of five instructional book art-related books; the most recent is Making Handmade Books (Lark Crafts, 2011).