Lucile Palmer Facsimile w/ Eleanor Bleier
A facsimile of poetry originally published in 1931 by Lucile Palmer (Sargent House Publishers). Our reprise of this seemingly unknown yet prolific writer's work includes two contemporary poems and a brief reflection by writer and artist Eleanor Bleier.
I found Heartthrobs From Reno in the stacks of a local bookshop, a decade ago. I have been trying to piece together the obscurity that surrounds Lucile, and her work as a writer and independent publisher from the 1930s-1960s.
Thank you Eleanor for being a part of Lucile's newest publication. Lucile and Eleanor feel akin to one another and share a common attraction to all things love and what it breaks/molds.
What makes Lucile so magical is just how pure her intentions seem to be, accolades and recognition do not seem to hinder her ambition as a writer and publisher.
(1931 artwork by Claudia McKenzie and hand-lettering by John Loyd.)