Overplay/Underdone is an anthology of poetry in the 3rd dimension. These 22 selections were conceived and constructed in tiers/layers. They are printed on multiple, overlaid, transparent or semi-transparent sheets. More details follow the specifications.

Publication Date: March 2013
Edition size: 200
Dimensions: 9-1/8″ x 8-5/8″
Binding: Longstitch
Paper: Mohawk superfine
Spine: Leather
Cover: Skivertex Chevo
Endsheets: Canson Mi-Tientes Sky Blue
ISBN: 978-0-9771680-6-4
Price: $35.00
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Layering Example

The banner at the top of the page shows an example of layering. It uses a found poem constructed of phrases from various pieces in Overplay/Underdone:

Poem 1

Poem 2

Poem 3

anguish is a streak shimmering white against a cutout azure

the shadow of your scrutiny leaves an impression light chimes at the strike

anguish is white a cutout of your scrutiny leaves an impression light at the strike

a streak shimmering against azure the shadow chimes


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Photographs of the Book

Outside cover with closure:

Side view of the book:

Title page:

A poem with four layers:

Some poems use different layers for different purposes:

Some layers are graphical rather than textual:

Among the selections are a reproduction of a hologram and a pop-up representation of frames from a multimedia piece: