This artists’ book is a collection of short poems by Sandra McPherson which were letterpress printed.  These poems are displayed on paper of different patterns and colors, bound in a concertina binding, which resemble a friendship quilt when viewed near the end of the book.  While the text of each poem disappears as the reader turns the page, the author of the poem remains uncovered, and is displayed throughout the entirety of the book.  

There were many contributing authors and artists involved in this work: Sandra McPherson, Claire Van Vliet, Katie MacGregor, Nancy Southworth, Tamar Thorne, Id Kohl, Judi Conant, and Mary Richardson.  The works of these poets were compiled by Janus Press, which you can read more about here


McPherson, Sandra et al. Designating duet.  [West Burke], Vt. : Janus Press, 1989.  Call #: PS3563.A4555 D47 1989. See the catalog record