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Moon's Edge

Publication Details


Moon's Edge
by Natalie Perfetti

graphic design by Sarah Wika & Katie Baird

original drawings by Laramie Hutchens

ISBN 978-0978744106
© 2010

hand-sewn Japanese binding
38 pages (9" X 6”)

$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

Special limited edition copies with original print by artist Laramie Hutchens are $40.00 plus $2.50 postage.

Moon's Edge, by Natalie Perfetti, illustrated by Laramie Hutchens. (Decatur, IL.: Bronze Man Books, 2010). 38 pages, 9 x 6, hand-sewn Japanese binding. ISBN 978-0-9787441-0-6. $12.00 and $2.50 postage from the publisher at <> or by mail from: Bronze Man Books, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main, Decatur, IL 62522. Limited edition with original print by Laramie Hutchens is $40.00 plus $2.50 postage.

Download press release: Moon's Edge 2010 (pdf)


Bronze Man Books is pleased to announce the publication of Moon’s Edge by Natalie Perfetti. This collection of short Japanese verse is a hand-sewn tanka chapbook that resonates with the confessional works of Anne Sexton, and the voice of the modern Japanese poet, Akiko Yosano. Natalie drew inspiration from themes such as love, sexuality, and womanhood throughout her life.

In the detailed forward by Dr. Carmella Braniger, Associate Profesor of English at Millikin University, she states that Perfetti gives “voice to that about which we seldom speak or write… each poem breathes with fullness. Rich textures and landscapes provide a space for contemplating the most important questions we can ask.” This chapbook is ideal for anyone who wishes to add raw desire and intensity to their collection, or wishes to explore contemporary English language tanka.

This chapbook was produced in-house with Japanese sewing for binding. See the sew-fest photos.

About the Author

Natalie Perfetti grew up in Lowell, Indiana, where she first learned to love reading and writing. She studied literature and writing at Millikin University and graduated with honors in spring 2009. Perfetti is currently pursuing a master's degree in literature at Florida State University in Tallahassee. When not immersed in a book, she loves to swim, bike and travel.

Perfetti wrote Moon's Edge as part of her James Millikin Scholarship project, "At the Edges of Traditions: Poems of Our Own," which won the Outstanding Project Award for 2009.

Her tanka have appeared in a number of magazines, including the Tanka Society of America journa,l Ribbons and Dirty Napkin, and Moonbathing, and Modern English Tanka.

More about the author.

Limited Special Edition of Moon's Edge

The limited special edition of Moon's Edge features an original print by the artist, Lauramie Hutchens. This is tipped into the book so that it is easily removed for framing. Special edition copies are available through snail mail orders only—contact for details and to make sure limited edition copies are still available.

Hutchens print

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