Akiko Yosano Sweet is the Taste of Tears

Sick Fly 12: Sweet is the Taste of Tears [ed. Adelle Stripe], Tangerine Press, 2014

Akiko Yosano (1878-1942) is one of the most famous and controversial poets in Japanese literature. This exclusive collection features selected tanka with an afterword by Adelle Stripe.

The sequences are taken from Yosano’s landmark debut collection Tangled Hair.

General information: 6″/150mm wide x 300mm/12″ tall. Handsewn by Michael Curran at the Sick Tangerine workshop.

Recycled 350gsm Cairn Almond stiff card covers; front cover design hot foil stamped in black ink. 100gsm Heritage Book White text paper; 60gsm Katazome-Shi endpapers, with a base colour of Fuchsia with symmetrical patternation in various colours: all hand printed in Japan (one side only). 16 pages. 23 numbered copies.

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