They Tell Me You Are Gone

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Full view of "They Tell Me You Are Gone," printed on cream paper with illustrations in yellow ink. 

“They Tell Me You Are Gone” was originally published in Aracelis Girmay’s 2011 book Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions) and was reproduced on this striking broadside in honor of Girmay’s visit for the Center for Book Arts 2008 Broadside Reading Series. This broadside was designed by Nancy Loeber and printed in an edition of 100.

Aracelis Girmay. “They Tell Me You Are Gone.” New York: Center for Book Arts, 2008.

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Detail of the beginning of the poem, printed in black ink over yellow illustrations.

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Detail of Aracelis Girmay's signature at the bottom of the broadside.