Posts Tagged ‘poetry’


Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The latest title from Midnight Paper Sales (and I believe the eighth title in the “Little Book Series”) is Plunging, a poem by Edwidge Danticat. I’d link to further information (and provide an image), but unfortunately it’s not mentioned on the Midnight Paper Sales website yet. However, I will note that the title page is very different from what one might expect from a Gaylord Schanilec book, and there are two wood engravings with a brighter, tropical palette (in keeping with the setting of the poem) that is also, I think, a divergence from the often earthier colors of Gaylord’s previous work. Interested? See the Midnight Paper Sales orders page for information on how to get a copy.

— John Russell

“Something like poetry” from Heavenly Monkey

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Cover and title page of Colorful Fortune The latest publication from Heavenly Monkey is Colorful Fortune: Poems & Drawings by Harold Budd. Budd is a composer and musician who also writes “something like poetry, but not the same thing” as a companion to his music. There is both a paperback and a deluxe signed edition, with the deluxe edition divided into two issue states.  Rather than providing all of the details, I’ll refer you to the Heavenly Monkey website to read all about it. I will note that the paperback is only available via Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers.

For those in the Seattle area, there will be a book launch for the paperback at Wessel & Lieberman on Friday, June 12 and the author will be in attendance to sign the book from 5-6pm.

To read about other news from Heavenly Monkey, take a look at their New & Upcoming page.

UPDATE: It’s worth mentioning that you can also read more about this book, and see more images, at the Wessel & Lieberman blog.

— John Russell

New Blake Book from Incline Press

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

walkingill3New from Incline Press is Walking Round Cambridge with William Blake:Auguries of Innocence illustrated by Rose Harries. The Incline Press folks write: “Rose Harries was a stranger to Blake’s couplets until last year when she spent some time with them, then, wandering the streets of Cambridge, fitting her impressions of the poem with the modern scenes of street-life. Not surprisingly, her line drawings open the text in a new way, prompting the reader to a fresh view of a complex masterpiece.” The text is set in 18-point Baskerville, printed on Zerkall, and bound in quarter-cloth and decorated paper over boards. The price is GBP 45 (includes postage); there are also unbound sheets available for GBP 33 (postage included). More details (and a picture of the book) at the Incline Press website; to order, visit their How to Order page.

— John Russell

The Certainty of Numbers

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Kat Ran Press is marking their 15th Anniversary with “The Certainty of Numbers,” a poem by Bruce Snider accompanied by an original, number-themed drawing by Michael Russem. Read all about it over at the Offices of Kat Ran Press.

–John Russell

Twenty-Four Old Regulars

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

The latest book from Press on Scroll Road is Twenty-four Old Regulars: Poems by Maurice Manning. The book also includes wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Here’s the info from the prospectus:

This collection of new poems was printed from handset DeRoos types on Rives paper in an iron handpress. It was then bound in cloth-covered boards by Campbell-Logan. Design, composition & presswork by Bob Baris. 9×6 inches, 34 pages, in an edition of forty-eight copies. $125.00 each. Please send orders, adding $6.00 post, to: Press on Scroll Road, 2210 Scroll Road SW, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

You can read some of Manning’s poems courtesy of The Cortland Review or watch him give a reading on YouTube.

– John Russell