((John Newman)) [[The Little of our Earthly Trust]] {{by Elizabeth Bishop}}

((John Newman)) [[The Little of our Earthly Trust]] {{by Elizabeth Bishop}}

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Poetry by Elizabeth Bishop
Introduction by Helen Vendler
With 24 prints by John Newman

Signed by the artist
Optional extra print available

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Elizabeth Bishop was a lauded poet who, due to her sporadic and fairly small published output, was not as well-known as some of her contemporaries: John Ashbery, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell. In the years since her death, her stature has grown remarkably. These 39 poems were selected by Professor Vendler as her most important and most representative.


the prints

John Newman is a New York sculptor who considers Ornette Coleman, Mel Bochner, Barry Le Va, Dorothea Rockburne, Eva Hesse, and Richard Tuttle as influences.

Production Details

  • Edition of 300 numbered copies for sale

  • Octavo, 9-7/8 by 6-7/8 inches, 192 pages

  • Bound in gray leather and black cloth, with print inset on front cover; in slipcase

  • Arion Press publication #108, 2016

Read the full prospectus here. 

Optional Print

John Newman has made an extra print entitled “North and South”, after the title of Elizabeth Bishop’s first collection.

  • Edition of 30 prints for sale, signed and numbered by the artist

  • Linoleum block printed at Arion Press and hand-colored by the artist in NYC

  • 24 by 18 inches on cream Rives BFK paper

  • $1,500; sold only with a copy of the book