"When our hands caress bullets & grenades" poem by Yusef Komunyakaa, 2013

16 x 11 inches; variable edition of 70 [2013]
A print published in conjunction with Love in the Time of War by Yusef Komunyakaa, with the poem "When our hands caress bullets & grenades" and artwork by Robin Price

The print, with optional custom display stand, offers a less expensive alternative to the book while retaining its essential physical qualities. Like the pages in the book, the poem is printed letterpress with silver ink onto handpainted silk, folded on one edge and stitched along the opposite edge. The print offers a larger canvas size, and richer, more elaborate coloration than the book pages. The silk is dyed and painted with walnut ink and watercolor, and features a subtle grid pattern. Shaped inserts of colored paper are sewn into the interior. Signed and numbered by the poet and artist on the front side, with a colophon printed on the back.


$250 for print (+ $15 domestic shipping); $325 for print with display stand (+$20 domestic shipping).

The custom display stand features a metal display surface, again echoing the material form of the book, which has aluminum covers. This stand allows for showing the print *not* under glass. The silk can be touched and the colophon easily accessed. The print rests on a sheet of magnetic stainless steel 18 x 12”, held in place with four small round magnets at the corners. The base of the display is built of stained and waxed oak, 11.25" wide x 12" deep, and easily disassembles into two pieces that can be stored flat when not in use. The stand was designed and created by Lee Berman.

$150 (sold separately from the print)


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