Cathedral of Violets is a 100-page book of poetry and illustrations by NYC-based author Eleanor Bleier. Using wickedly romantic imagery in both her drawings and language, Bleier guides the reader through a deceptively-delicate spate of interlocking verse.
Design inspired by the Hanuman series and religious pocket-prayer books, Cathedral of Violets is a 3x4” paperback hand-assembled with a screen printed cover, interlaced vellum, and marbled accents.
IN THE CATHEDRAL OF VIOLETS
i would be that spider eating violets in hell
lock me up lock me up lock me up
for seasons long as a child’s
with pearls of night and pressed petals
and fairies of the damned
all amongst my dream flowers
i would be an unlikely demon
sleeping and waking in the cathedral of violets
red and black and violets
warm blood flowing
in the spiderweb that sparkles for y-o-u