Good Reading in Popular Culture "I was never allowed to read the popular American children's books of my day because, as my mother said, the children spoke bad English without the author's knowing it." --Edith Wharton
BEOWULF,translated & illustrated by Bertha Rogers. "Rogers's ten illustrations supply insight into her treatment of the translation...derived from Anglo-Saxon art...yet with a contemporary edge..." Chelsea Review. 136 pages.Letterpress soft: $20. (ISBN: 0-913559-58-9. Limited cloth: $65.
A BRIEF, ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BOOKSHELF, drawn & written by Marshall Brooks. Excursion into the little-known realm of how bookshelves came to take their many fascinating forms. "Brooks's book speaks volumes about the allure of shelving..."--Worcester Telegram/Gazette. 64 pages. Letterpress soft: $15. (ISBN: 0-913559-40-7). Limited cloth (150 copies): $50. (ISBN: 0-913559-41-5).
MAGIC & MADNESS IN THE LIBRARY, edited by Eric Graeber. Classic fiction and "finds" on real and imagined libraries through the minds of Cervantes, Voltaire, Borges, Woolf, Bradbury, King, and more. Wood engravings by Frank C. Eckmair. Letterpress soft: $19. (ISBN: 0-913559-36-9). Limited cloth: $60. (ISBN: 0-913559-37-7).
SPIRITS OF THE ADIRONDACKS, by Tom Tolnay, featuring 36 wood engravings by Frank C. Eckmair. Ghost-hunting in New York's 6 million acre 'forever wild' wilderness. "Riveting interpretation of the supernatural, this tome is fascinating..."--Adirondack Life. 120 pages. Letterpress soft: $21. (ISBN: 0-913559-62-8). Limited signed cloth: $50. (ISBN: 0-913559-67-9). Artists edition w/original print from book: $95.
Engaging Poetry BASEBALL & THE LYRICAL LIFE. An anthology which brings together serious and workaday poets who extol baseball in verse. "An elegant apologia to justify its mix of poets and non-poets by arguing that baseball conjoins all fans in a common dialog..."--Woodstock Times. Wood engravings by Frank C. Eckmair. 88 pages. Letterpress soft:$15 (ISBN: 0-913559-54-7).
REPERCUSSIONS, by Marcus Rome. Profound and forthright poetic reflections by a NYC psychoanalyst into the darkest secrets of the human heart. "Deeply absorbed in introspection, Rome's language is always accessible..."--American Book Review.136 pages. Engravings. Letterpress soft: $19. (ISBN: 0-913559-55-5).
RISKING THE WIND, by Warren Carrier. An autumnal poetic flight carried off with insight and beauty. "A sure intelligence, a perceptive sensibility, and decent care for language..."--Donald Justice, Pulitzer Prize Poet. Engravings. 56 pages. Letterpress soft: $13.50. (ISBN: 0-913559-56-3).
UNCERTAIN RELATIONS, by Joel Chace. An exploration of Heisenberg's "physics of poetry" and his "uncertainty principle" via the poetic medium. "A carnival of Science-gone-aesthetic..."--Small Press Review. 56 pages. Engravings. Letterpress soft: $14.50. (ISBN: 0-913559-60-1).
WAITING ON PENTECOST, by Tom Smith. Engaging cycle of unorthodox interpretations of Biblical stories. "Each poem imagines its way out of a Biblical quote and the effect is astonishing..."--Portland Press. 136 pages. Engravings. Letterpress soft: $17. (ISBN: 0-913559-53-9).