Muskwa-Kechika Dayenu

Creator(s) Dorothy Field, Frances Hunter
ISBN

978-0-9782248-8-2

Published

June 2009

Muskwa-Kechika Dayenu is a suite of poems written by Dorothy Field during an artist’s camp in the Muskwa-Kechika wilderness of northern BC. The poems invoke the animals: loon, osprey, red-tailed, hawk, moose, and caribou, the plants: reindeer moss, fleabane, penstemon, and monskhood, and the land itself: mountains, lake, and glittering shale. “”Dayenu”” is a traditional Jewish song of praise, reworked here in gratitude to this wilderness. Dorothy Field’s photographs and prints appear through the chapbook. Frances Hunter collaborated with Field on the design, and produced the hand-sewn book. Cover paper and inset paper were handmade by Reg Lissel of Vancouver, BC.

Materials: Cover paper and inset paper were handmade by Reg Lissel of Vancouver, BC. Text paper is Wasau Royal Fiber.