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The Usual Arteries

The Usual Arteries

The Usual Arteries is a small, experimental folding object which contains poetry interacting with collaged images. This found poem was built by Erin Dorney with words touching the right hand margins on the right side pages of a withdrawn library copy of Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews, copyright 1979.



Erin Dorney is the author of I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE: POEMS AFTER SHIA LABEOUF (Mason Jar Press, 2018). Through the CRNY Artist Employment Program, she currently serves as Visiting Writer at The Adirondack Center for Writing.


Erin has been published in Autofocus, Tolka, HAD, and elsewhere. Her literary artwork and installations have been featured at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Hennepin Theatre Trust, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Susquehanna Art Museum.


She has been in residence at Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat (Laceyville, PA), Hewnoaks (Lovell, ME), Tofte Lake Center (Ely, MN), Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency (Twitchell Lake, NY), and Spruceton Inn (West Kill, NY). Erin is the co-founder of Fear No Lit and lives in the Adirondack Park (NY).


Design and production assistance from fall interns Jay Barrett and Scout Frost. Inkjet printed pages with letterpress & screen printed slipcase on paper from French Paper Company. The text is set in Zilla Slab, designed by Peter Biľak and Nikola Djurek.


4.25" square
Edition of 250

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