Tight-Lacing  Poem and photo by Helen Hajnoczky Made by Helen Hajnoczky and Julya Hajnoczky Ribbon binding, die cut paper corset cover with ribbon, 5 pages of poetry, 5 original historic advertisements July 2009

Tight-Lacing
Poem and photo by Helen Hajnoczky
Made by Helen Hajnoczky and Julya Hajnoczky
Ribbon binding, die cut paper corset cover with ribbon, 5 pages of poetry, 5 original historic advertisements
July 2009

Tight-Lacing

“Corsets can be
made permanent.”

Tight-Lacing is an excerpt from a larger project of the same name. Each page spread features an original Victorian or Edwardian corset advertisement on the verso, and on the recto features the poetic recreation of the same ad. The corsets are rendered in letters, making them into visual poems, and the ad copy is scrambled to create a new poetic text.

This chapbook was originally created for the filling Station magazine Blow-Out festival in Calgary in July 2009.

Tight-Lacing  Interior

Tight-Lacing Interior