Lin He-Jing: Recluse-Poet of Orphan Mountain Selected and Translated by Paul Hansen [Publisher's Presentation Copy; One of 26 Signed Copies]
Waldron Island [Washington]: Brooding Heron Press, 1993. Limited Edition. Hardcover in Full Cloth. Text in Mandarin and English. Square 8vo. Pp. 35; ; ii-v. Title page printed in black and red; text letterpress printed in black with red rules on each page. Two appendices present notes on the text. Bound in full black cloth with printed labels on front cover and spine. Twenty-six lettered copies were handbound in black cloth and signed by Hansen and Sam and Sally Green. This copy adheres to that limitation, but is designated in red calligraphic ink, at the colophon, "This is a Publishers' Presentation Copy." In addition, the three-panel illustrated prospectus is laid in. Fine. Item #5121
Hansen's love letter to the Song Dynasty poet, fittingly presented here in a commensurately refined medium. Since 1984 Sam and Sally Green have operated Brooding Heron Press on Waldron Island, which might be the northernmost of the San Juan Island archipelago in Washington State. Among the poets they've published are Donald Hall, Tim McNulty, Ted Kooser, Robert Sund, and Jane Hirshfield. In addition to operating the press, both Greens are poets; Sam Green served as Washington State's first Poet Laureate.