Wednesday, February 18, 2015

the months since last posting

Sorry - overwhelmed by holidays and the remodeling of our house. Our front porch has become a mudroom/office. Whose office? well, mine actually and I am still going through my stacks and boxes and bins of chapbooks. It has been some time and now in the midst of WINTER the local school district doesn't know how to be ready for "winter" so my kids are home far more often than they should be.

Well known and loved poets have passed away over the past few months, including just a day about Philip Levine. His first few books were chapbooks/small press books. Rod McKuen passed away as well but I never liked his work and I don't believe he was published in chapbook form. More importantly to me, Allan Kornblum (Toothpaste Press) died in Fall. A generation of publishers is passing from the scene before our eyes. Their work remains and much be collected. That's where this blog comes in. That's what this blog has been about from the beginning, talking about people, publishers, Presses.

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