“Ideal Boy” Editioned Book in Urdu by visual artists Kim MacConnel and Ann Agee, and poet Ed Friedman


Collaboration between poet Ed Friedman and visual artists Kim MacConnel and Ann Agee.

Interior: 14 poems and 18 illustrations

Book Dimensions: 12-3/8″ x 9-1/4″ x 1/2″

Book Case: 13″ x 9-3/4″ x 3″

Language: Urdu cover, English poems in interior

Edition: The edition for each language is 50. Languages include Tamil, Urdu, Khmer, and Tajik.

Features: Book comes in a beautiful red, linen book case. Each copy boasts a full color screen printed cover, has been numbered and signed by the author, illustrator, and cover artist.

Ideal Boy is a limited-edition book collaboration by poet Ed Friedman and visual artist Kim MacConnel. Visual artist Ann Agee has designed a three-color dust jacket for the book, which has been screen-printed in four versions. The titling on each version is in a different language: Tamil, Urdu, Khmer, Tajik. Ideal Boyhas been produced in an edition of 200.

Its 14 poems and 18 illustrations evoke a “speculative pan-cultural boyhood & manhood replete with customs, rites, prohibitions, encouragements, ambitions, fantasies, and assessments.”