|Paper Placemats is a book of forty paper placemats,
printed with work by thirty artists and ten writers. Each placemat can be
ripped out and used. Contributors were asked to submit work having to do
with Place." Conceived as a public art project, the placemats
were donated to restaurants across the U.S. in 2004/5 with the help of
volunteers in each state. Additional copies are sold to cover the costs of production.
Fiction edited by Paul Maliszewski.
Contributors include Jennifer Arnow, Amie Barrodale, Jeff Billak, Blixie, Ryan Blomberg, Helen Chough, Fern Cogley, Steve Featherstone, Ted Fair, April Gertler, Michelangelo Iaffaldano, Paul Marlow, Michael Martone, Eileen Maxson, Michael Northrup, Amy O'Neill, Ed Panar, Tim Parrish, Christian Patterson, Gus Powell, Alex Romero, Hadley Ross, Matt Salacuse, Matthew Sandager, Joanna Scott, Ross Schwartzman, Hasanthika Sirisena, Ben Skinner, Gwen Smith, Gilbert Sorrentino, Barry Stone, Zach Storm, Ashley Thayer, Miriam Toews, Lars Tunbjork, Paul West and Lloyd Ziff.