A Merz Sonata

Jerome Rothenberg (born 1931), A Merz Sonata, [illustrated] by Debra Weier ([Easthampton]: Emanon Press; Rosendale: Women’s Studio Workshop, 1985). Weier created the two multiple-plate etchings, four type-high line plates & rubber stamp drawings. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2004-0600Q

Krystyna Wasserman, director of the Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, wrote “Many artists’ books have been inspired by works of art, literature, and music, while others are illustrations of favorite poems or stories. The Merz Sonata by Debra Weier is a tribute to Dada master Kurt Schwitters, who elevated collage to a true art form. Weier incorporates glued bits of paper, ticket stubs, and pop-ups into her visual interpretation of Jerome Rothenberg’s poem.”