Poems written by Judith Rodby; art and portfolio by Jaime Lynn Shafer; broadside design and printing by Judith Rodby and Jaime Lynn Shafer.
Printed from metal type, photopolymer plates, and linoleum blocks on Magnani Pescia paper and Mohawk paper. Created at the Black Rock Press.
Edition of 25.
About the Poetry
Careening Toward the Sun's Caress
Inspired by National Public Radio, Stardate, 1/22/2013.
The sun produces outbursts known as solar flares; the Kepler spacecraft detects solar flares.
Inspired by National Public Radio, Stardate, 1/23/2013.
David Fabricius (March 9, 1564-May 7, 1617) was a German
pastor who discovered the first known periodic variable star,
Mira, in August 1596.
Histories of Natural Disasters
Inspired by National Public Radio, "Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs." 1/10/2014.
Wanda Diaz-Merced, an astrophysicist blind for many years, orchestrates the deaths of stars.
Typeface: Gill Sans
Geminid Showers in Mid-December
Inspired by National Public Radio, "Geminid Meteor Showers
Light Up Both Hemispheres." 12/14/2014.
Geminid showers are created by pieces of gravel and dust
from a "rock comet" or astroid flying close to the sun.