Susan York & Arthur Sze: The Unfolding Center

  • Hardcover with jacket / 11.25 x 14.75 inches
    36 color images / 120 pages

  • Drawings by Susan York
    Poem by Arthur Sze

  • ISBN: 9781934435694
  • Trade Edition: $50.00
  • Signed Edition: $55.00
  • Limited Edition: $4000
  • Limited to 25 copies, includes a diptych of graphite drawings by York. These diptych drawings, entitled The Unfolding Center, no. 5 (radius), measure 15 x 12 inches each and are drawn on Arches 88 paper. In addition to the drawings, the edition will include a copy of the book signed by both Susan and Arthur Sze.

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Poet Arthur Sze and artist Susan York have collaborated in this singular publication, where drawings and poetry enrich each other. Eleven diptychs comprised of twenty-two densely layered graphite works on paper by Susan York are interleaved with an extended, multi-voiced poem by Arthur Sze. Together they explore, embody, and enact shifting points of tension.


Arthur Sze is a second-generation Chinese American poet who is the author of eight books of poetry. His own poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review,The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker, and have been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, and Turkish. Susan York’s work is in collections including the Frankel Foundation for Art, Lannan Foundation, and Panza di Biumo. York received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995 and is currently the head of the sculpture program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.