Numbers, a book of visual-poems by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, is a one-woman collage kaballah, decoding and tallying numbers zero to five. Devoting five collage poems each to the text of these numbers, DuPlessis shows a playful concern for the perfect/complete and the imperfect/unstable. Both an artist’s book and a book of poems Numbers salvages colors and debris to confront our startled quotidian lives.


Published December 2018. Edited by Ariel Resnikoff, Rivka Weinstock, and Julia Warner, book design and binding by Julia Warner. Japanese stab-binding, edition of 200 copies, 7x9.5” paperback, full color collages, 110 pages. ISBN 978-1-7335169-0-7. Library of Congress Control Number 2018914862. For sale in our shop!