Sand Opera

Publisher:  Alice James Books
Pages/size: 138 pages, 6″ x 8″
Text printing: Black ink only on 60-lb. cream uncoated stock at 436 PPI with five translucent vellum pages inserted throughout
Binding: 4-color paperback cover on 10-pt. C1S stock with matte lay-flat lamination
Printer: Bookmobile

A great use of translucent vellum inserts. The author Philip Metres’s poetry emerged from the perspective of an Arab American after 9/11. The translucent vellum inserts redact texts and show the layout of Abu Ghraib.