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The full book, extended across a table

This monumental artist's book presents former National Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem “Borderbus” in conversation with abstract, brilliantly colored prints by Felicia Rice. The poem is written in the voices of two women who have been detained as they try to cross the US-Mexico border and are being transported on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bus.

Juan Felipe Herrera and Felicia Rice. Borderbus. Santa Cruz: Moving Parts Press, 2019.

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Title page

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Detail of interior (1)

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Detail of interior (2)

In this episode of the PBS series Craft in America, "Visionaries," book artist Felicia Rice discusses the making of BORDERBUS. 

Curators' Note: On August 20, 2020, Moving Parts Press burned to the ground in a wildfire that originated in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Much irreplaceable work was lost. For more information, and to support the press's recovery, visit the press's GoFundMe page