Spolia Chapbook #1 – Daphne Gottlieb’s “Bess”

“No girl, no girl, no girl. Where is the girl?”

A story about trying to save a hopelessly drug addicted girl lost in San Francisco’s tenderloin, told by the social worker whose job it is help her. “Bess” appeared in our first issue and we love it so much we decided to use it for our first chapbook.

Each chapbook is one of a kind, featuring a letterpress cover and color illustrations by Austin Carder. They are hand numbered, 1 to 100, and rubber stamped with the Dacian Draco from Trajan’s column, an image representative of classic spoliation at its finest.

Click here for a preview of “Bess,” or here to further explore the story’s themes.