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Yehuda Amichai

Yehuda Amichai, photo reprinted courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Yale University

The Amichai Windows

An homage to one of the greatest Hebrew-language poets, The Amichai Windows is a work of love and dedication.

For the past 10 years, Rick Black worked to create a book of poetry that would last for the ages. The Amichai Windows, ​an exquisite bilingual artist book of Yehuda Amichai poems, sheds light on love, war, and being Jewish today.

Issued in a limited edition of 18 copies, the book features 18 letterpressed Amichai poems, an introduction by Professor Robert Alter, more than 100 images from archives around the world, a 28-page guide, replicas of Amichai’s handwritten poems, a window simulacrum enclosure with lace curtains, original papercuts by Debra Band, handmade paper with deckled edges, gold leaf and a variety of tip-ons and botanicals.

You can read more about upcoming exhibitions and the creation of this artist book at our blog. An article by Rick Black ran in Tikkun magazine, a journal of Jewish contemporary arts and culture, early in the process of making this book. Book launches are planned at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD, at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University in New Haven, CT, and at Tmol Shilshom in Jerusalem, Israel.

Please see our press release for more information, too.

Explore the World Of poetry and artistic photos!

At Turtle Light Press, it is our mission to help you regain a sense of calm and peacefulness through art. It might be a beautifully handmade book of poetry, artistic photos or a special note card. For us, it is about the love of the craft — combining words and images to create artwork and books that will resonate for you in a deep way. To see our work, please view our store gallery!

Talks and Workshops

TLP founder Rick Black is glad to give a talk or workshop to your group. You can check out his topics and testimonials at our speakers page.

Have any questions? Please call us at 908-227-7951.

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