DBO, short for dumb bitches only, is a collection of work written during the Summer 2019 Tin House Writers’ retreat. The covers were illustrated and hand-cut, and both the covers and endpapers were printed in-house.
That summer, twelve of us gathered every day for a week, workshopping our poems and laughing a lot during a class led by Kaveh Akbar. I wanted the book to reflect how coming together every day on the top floor of the chapel felt porous, transformative, and filled with possibility, air, sweetness, light. I used faded blue construction paper and brown craft paper, with a three-punch saddle stitch and un-waxed hemp thread.
This book was created specially for us, in an edition of twelve.
Book Designer/Artist: Tara Jayakar
Authors: Allison Albino
David M. de Leon
Kabel Mishka Ligot
Book Design & Art copyright for DBO © 2020 Tara Jayakar | Raptor Editing, all rights reserved. Authors retain all rights to their own work.