Friday, July 18, 2008

Chapbooks 24

Artemis’ Bow
Leslie Palmer
Red Lion Chapbook
Denton, TX

Last year I bought a lot of chapbooks on ebay and this was among them. All the books in the lot were from Denton, Texas which is a town I ate Chinese food in during a blur of a cross country trip I was part of back in early 2001.

Leslie Palmer taught Bible and Classics at the University of North Texas for 25 years. This is her third chapbook. It’s handsome and well made. 17 pages. Signed and numbered. I didn’t know that there were poets in north Texas. Well there are. It’s a nice little collection.

How I Love
Jeremy Robinson
A Quixote-Thoth Magazine Supplement

There is no information about this supplement in the supplement. 7 poems by Jeremy Robinson with a photo on back by Carl Dobkin. There are woodcuts throughout the text by Judith Deibig-Lacaria. Nice paper. Well made.

The Worchester Poems
A Triobite Poetry Chapbook
University of North Texas Press
Denton, TX

Apparently the English Department at the University of North Texas ran a poetry series in the early 1990’s where they would invite a poet to read, then publish a small chapbook of work that was read and/or representative of the poet’s work. This thin chapbook of unnumbered pages is one of those in the series. Signed and numbered in front. These are prose poems. Interesting work. Cover a bit generic but it’s the thought that counts here.

Life: still under construction
Wilson L Buchert III
Self published

This book is dedicated to the memory of the author’s recently deceased wife. 30 pages. Clip-art cover. Heartfelt and touching. It’s important to remember everyone who has gone to the trouble of creating a book. Here my heart goes out to Buchert and hope that the years have been kind to him

Object 1:4
Zero Degree Press
Lancaster, PA

This journal was created by the sponsoring organization, the Poetry Continuum, which existed in Lancaster from 1988-1998. It was a clique of writers whose work and language seem interchangeable. Hearing one was like hearing all. This is the first issue. 23 pages. Blue cover with yellow numbers on front. Featuring the work of 9 poets. A nice capsule for that place in time.