In 1960, Tiber Press published an extraordinary set of artists' books, pairing New York School painters Joan Mitchell, Alfred Leslie, Michael Goldberg and Grace Hartigan with renowned poets John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler. This publication is considered one of the most significant collaborations between artists and poets of the era.
Each volume consists of forty pages and contains five prints: one on the cover, one on the title page and three interspersed throughout the book. The prints were made directly on the screens by the artists, and the text was handset and printed by Brüder Hartmann in West Berlin on handmade Hahnemühle paper. The set was created in an edition of 200 numbered copies, signed by the poets and painters. All four volumes are jacketed in molded acetate and boxed together in a linen slipcase.