Thursday, June 26, 2014
Vodka and Roses
Michael Irene Welch
Uniquely sized chapbook. Pink cover. Linoleum block images by Cinda Kornblum. Staple-bound. The more I collect Toothpaste Press books, the more interesting it becomes to see the evolution of the Press over time. From thin well crafted chapbooks toward books with a spine. Of course, one could conclude, this Press would evolve into something else - and it did - Coffee House Press!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs
#53 of 130 printed. Unpaginated. Poems as collage as cover. Fragmented. Great chapbook. Simply said.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Above Us Only Sky: Atheist Poetry
edited by Michelle Rhea and Anita Barnard
Sanata Barbara, CA
100 page anthology, which is a staple-bound chapbook, is like a ducked billed platypus (what kind of odd bird is this?) A chapbook that is 100 pages is not a chapbook. All the same, the poetry is mixed. Some familiar names. Some decent poems.