Monday, May 22, 2017

New River by Gail Peck (1993)

New River
Gail Peck
North Carolina Writers' Network
Carrboro, NC

Local flavor. Winner of the 1993 Harperprints Poetry Chapbook Competition. Presentation-wise the book is average. Poetry-wise the work is good in a narrative way that appeals to many people.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Juggler of Our Lady (1977)

The Juggler of Our Lady
an old and of't told tale
The Rose Valley Press
Moylan, PA

One of my greatest pleasures of this entire pursuit is going to bookstores in places I have never been to before and taking some of their regional "wares" with me, like this tiny gem. I found it in a bookstore in Ardmore, PA close to the Rose Valley named in the Press. The Illustrator, Gus Uhlmann, seems to have been well known in the region. This tiny tiny was letter pressed with colored illustrations by Mr. Uhlmann. It's a most handsome book indeed. Glad to have it.

Monday, May 01, 2017

two tiny chaps by Shawn Broden

I am not sure who sent two thin xeroxed chapbooks from shawn broden but I feel for the trees that were cut down to make them.