Poetry. In Mary Jo Salter's new chapbook, the poet explores the art of losing, elegizing lost language, people, and places. LOST ORIGINALS moves from the landscape of a twentieth century nursing home, to William Blake's illuminated engravings and printer's proofs, to the burial traditions of ancient Egypt, and to a museum in snowy, present-day Chicago. This deluxe edition was designed and letterpress printed by James Dissette on a Vandercook 4 Proof Press and was bound by hand at Campbell-Logan Bindery. It includes original engravings by Abigail Rorer, with a hand-tinted frontispiece. All deluxe copies are signed by the author.
In addition to the chapbook LOST ORIGINALS (Literary House Press, 2013), Mary Jo Salter is the author of seven collections of poetry, all published by Alfred A. Knopf, including the 2013 volume Nothing By Design. She is also a lyricist and playwright, and the author of a children's book, The Moon Comes Home. A former poetry editor of The New Republic, she is a co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry. Having taught at Mount Holyoke College for many years, she is now Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the Humanities at The Writing Seminars of Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Author City: BALTIMORE, MD USA