Opening the Mouth of the Dead

by Catherine Woodard

Art by Margot Voorhies Thompson

Published in two formats: Limited Edition Book Art and Paperback

  • Limited Edition Book Art

    Opening the Mouth of the Dead, bound in an accordion format, measures 11.75 inches in height and may be extended to 18 feet in length.

    The 20 poems by Catherine Woodard are selected from the 64 comprising the paperback edition.

    Each copy will be signed by author and artist, and housed in a custom clamshell box. Numbered edition of 59.

    The artwork by Margot Voorhies Thompson is reproduced by an intaglio process using photopolymer photogravure plates.The same process was used to reproduce a scanned mezzotint by Perri Blitz which is used for the endsheets and front of box.

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    Limited Edition Book Art: $1,750.00


    Like a yearning, incantatory prayer, these extraordinary poems build to an exquisite and devastating story of loss.With a child’s precision of observation made especially poignant through her third grade reading of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Woodard’s narrator renders a brilliant portrait of a troubled family—a poem cycle truly remarkable for its economy, surprising humor, and sharp truths.

    — Kate Walbert, novelist

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    Paperback: $17.95