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Excerpt Tuesday – “Lady Lazarus” – Sylvia Plath

plath_saints_crop2This was my first attempt at block printing, specifically Linocutting – and it was definitely a learning experience – but a rewarding one. Today’s excerpt is from “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath: read the whole poem here. All four lady saints are Linocut¬†prints, designed, cut, inked, and hand printed by me.

Guide to Abbreviations (with links to wikipedia, if anyone is curious about what is known or traditionally believed about each saint):

St. Lucy = Saint Lucy

St. Cath = Saint Catherine of the Wheel

St. J.d’Arc = Saint Joan of Arc

St. M. Mag. = Saint Mary Magdalene