In 2006, Allison Quam, currently an academic librarian at Winona State University, approached me about the possibility putting together a chapbook-length collection for Zumbro River Press, a literary fine press that publishes limited letterpress editions of contemporary poetry. Our collaboration resulted in Agon, which Allison printed from hand-set Perpetua types on dampened Cartiera Magnani Velata mould-made paper. Allison also commissioned original original art to accompany the text. This week a box arrived in the mail with fourteen copies of the project. I couldn't be more grateful to have my poems cared for in such a thoughtful way. Thank you for this gift!