Writing and/the Wor(l)d: Johanna Drucker The 2009 Bishop Faculty Fellow

My late Uncle Charles once complimented me to some other relatives by saying "Mark is on a higher level than we are." That's how I felt about Johanna Drucker after hearing her speak and seeing examples of her work at The Center For Book Arts. Here's a woman who doesn't simply write (and write quite eloquently) but examines the form the writing shall take on a page and how the collection of pages shall form the book. I have enough trouble getting prose on paper, never mind attempting, just for fun, to limit myself to--for example--only a set number of letters, and then laying out the type, providing the illustrations, and printing the book myself. Thanks to Iris for letting me know about the event.