Author: Elizabeth Kerlikowske
Artist: Crystal Shaulis
Chain of Lakes was published by Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in June 2016. The covers are handmade, using a combination of beach grass collected from the shores of Lake Michigan and baled cotton. It was printed on a Vandercook Universal III using hand set Helvetica type. The images are reproductions of film photography taken in Michigan and processed in a home lab by Crystal Shaulis, who also designed the book and developed the chain-stitched binding.
Elizabeth Kerlikowske grew up in Michigan and her writing reflects that. She is president of Friends of Poetry. She and visual artist Mary Hatch have just completed a book of paired paintings and poems.