Darkness and Light
Author: Caleb Westphal
Publisher: Adjunct Press (2020)
Darkness and Light charts points of hope within times of misery, and in doing so opens the speaker from an initial isolation to community. The poems are rooted in songwriting and carry a lyrical tone reminiscent of ballad form. Instead of hearkening to the past with a toxic nostalgia, the poems bring that communalist impulse forward.
This book is hand-bound with a pamphlet stitch using waxed red linen thread. The text pages are laser printed on 24 lb recycled paper. The cover is metallic-red gel pen printed by bot arm on black 60 lb cover stock. This book is made in Milwaukee in an edition of 50.