Responding to your desire for a book that is both beautiful and affordable,
here is our (revised) first Stretch Goal:
For the next $10,000 we will commision illustrations, one for each
Canto as well as for the flyleaf and cover.
We are drawn to the work of Gabriela Vainsencher, an Argentinean-born Israeli
artist living and working in Brooklyn. She is preparing a portfolio of
preliminary drawings for our consideration. Here is one of our favorite pieces by Gabriela:
To promote our new stretch goal we have added a sweet reward for our
most popular backer levels: for a donation of $100 you will receive
a copy of Canto General PLUS a set of 3 refrigerator magnets designed by
Gabriela Vainsencher. Or, for a donation of $40 you will receive the set of
3 Vainsencher refrigerator magnets.
Another beautiful reward offered! For a pledge of $150 you will receive a copy of Canto General and a miniature letterpress book (hand printed and numbered, limited edition) by book artist Kirsten Miles with Holly Odom the Virginia Art of the Book Center. Choice of Pablo Neruda--eight lines from Canto IV, "The Liberators," Canto General OR of Emily Dickinson Poem #52.
Name: Mariela Griffor