Artifex: Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press

Introduction

The early years of Gehenna Press

Baskin & Hughes

An Architect of the Page

“Of the making of books…”

Icones

Demons

Diptera

Honoring James Baldwin

The Oresteia

Capriccio

Sibyls

Demons : Masks

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Richard Michelson, also a Northampton author and book arts enthusiast, collaborated with Baskin on a number of children’s books. Their books, which had such titles as Can You Say Ghosts? and Animals that Ought to Be, were printed by trade publishers, including Simon & Schuster. Masks, their first joint fine press project, is a collection of Michelson’s non-juvenile poems. Baskin’s grotesque imagery inspired the ironic poems.

Richard Michelson. Masks: Poems. Color etching by Leonard Baskin. The Gehenna Press, 1999.