Timeless Flow: A Willamette Calendar
Author: Paulann Petersen
Print maker: Barbara Mason
Binder: Hand bound by Laurie Weiss
The poems collected in book follow the changes of the seasons along the Willamette River in Oregon. The pages are hand printed; the book is hand bound.
Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, has six full-length books of poetry, most recently Understory, from Lost Horse Press in 2013. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, Calyx, and the Internet’s Poetry Daily. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts. In 2013 she received Willamette Writers’ 2013 Distinguished Northwest Writer Award.
Barbara Mason is an artist/printmaker working in her own studio west of Portland, Oregon. A lifelong artist, she began studying printmaking in the early 80s and was immediately enamored with the medium. Barbara made viscosity monotypes almost exclusively for 20 years until she discovered Solarplate etching. She has been an enthusiast of this process since 2001 and has taught the process in workshops since 2002. Barbara is also an arts advocate and active in the community, teaching and serving as a local resource.
Laurie Weiss became hooked on book structures in 1991, and worked to expand her knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods for binding books. She makes books that are both artistic and functional, creating journals and artist books that meld the visual with the tactile. Laurie is also on the board of the biennial Focus on Book Arts, a 5-day event held in Forest Grove OR encompassing workshops, keynote address, artists’ shop, exhibit, and evening receptions.