Poems by Gary Snyder
The limited edition book Finding the Space was designed and printed by John Balkwill of Lumino Editions for The Black Rock Press at The University of Nevada, Reno. It was published to commemorate a visit to the university by the noted poet and naturalist Gary Snyder. The subject of the poems is Snyder's personal experience of the nature and landscape of The Great Basin.
The images accompanying the text are relief engravings by John Balkwill.
Finding the Space was printed letterpress from photopolymer plates on handmade paper using a Vandercook UN-I proofing press. Typesetting in Garamond and Lithos. Each copy of the book is signed and numbered by the poet. The book was handbound under the direction of Julia Miller of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The binding features Thai Unryu paper and a spine made from custom painted Tyvek. The book is housed in a paper chemise with a title label mounted on the front.