Even the smallest001
Even the Smallest Act
Denise Liddell Lawson
Em Press Poetry Pamphlet Series
Em Press
Mill Valley, CA
ISBN 1-889589-02-0
[16] p., 4.25 x 6.5
Signed & numbered edition of 150

Denise Lawson's luminous sequence of fourteen poems is a sensual articulation of spiritual incandescence, A crown, a chandelier, a lit hat. Sunlit with the rose - nudged milky green of plein-aire painting and a hagiographic glow, The earth spins on a pedestal / and sleeper – who rests fiercely ... – yet / even as the rest slips through your fingers / the yolk remains / a tiny saint dangling / in the eye of a needle.

Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates in Futura on Lana Laid text; sewn into Fabriano Ingres cover. Printed by Dale Going and the author with assistance from the Salon. [Beaded string in hand-sewn binding. Letterpress printed endpapers.]

Denise Liddell Lawson studied poetry at San Francisco State University, where she received an MFA in Creative Writing. Her first collection of poems,Where You Form the Letter L, won the San Francisco State University Chapbook Competition; her second collection, Contingent Ardor, is published by Kelsey St. Press. She was a co-founder of ROOMS magazine and a member of Kelsey St. Press.