Andrea Peterson
Anne Covell
Annwyn Dean
Bryan Kring
David Moyer
Elizabeth Boyne
Elizabeth Munger
Jenny Craig
Jessica Spring
Karen Zimmermann
Katherine Venturelli
Kunyoung Chang
Laura Ladendorf
Lisa Miles
Louisa Boyd
Marc Addison Brown
Marianne Dages
Mary Uthuppuru
Mary V. Marsh
Megan Adie
Meryl DePasquale
Michael Sharp
Mike Sonnichsen
Nanette Wylde
Poppy Dully
Richard Steiner
Sarah Langworthy
Sarah Smith
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle
Thomas Parker Williams
Tom Virgin
Turner Hilliker
Ugly Duckling Press


Meryl DePasquale

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


When Her Robe is Unfurled, She Will Show You the World

paper,ink, book board

8 x 12 x 1

edition size: 14

© 2014


“When Her Robe is Unfurled, She Will Show You the World” is a letterpress artist book about tattooed ladies. It contains a long poem by Meryl DePasquale that considers appetite and the performance of appetite, concealment and exposure, female desire and the male gaze. The text is accompanied by Shawn Hebrank’s illustrations of circus animals with female body parts. The book has an accordion binding and measures 16 feet when unfolded. Each copy contains a hand-drawn ribbon through its full length

Meryl DePasquale is a poet and letterpress printer, currently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She teaches writing and literature at St Catherine University and is a member of the artist cooperative at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. In collaboration with Shawn Hebrank, she makes broadsides, mail art, and artist books under the name Four-Letter Press.

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