Make This Happen or Pass Away, by C.S. Ward is an illustrated, letterpress printed chapbook of ten prose poems. It is handset in Bodoni with polymer plate and linoleum cut illustrations, it was published as an edition of 35 by Digraph Press in 2012.
The Ship, by Stephen Sturgeon is a compact paperback volume of poetry. This fine press edition is comprised of thirty-six poems from the perspective of an American journeying endlessly on a talking river through lands with few and inconsistent physical laws.
The Ship measures 4.5 x 7 inches and is 42 pages long. Text is hand-set in 12-pt Centaur, letterpress printed on Hahnemuhle Biblio paper, and hand-bound as a long-stitch in a paper case. The cover of each book features a collaborative monoprint made by the author and the artist during a read-aloud session of the poems of The Ship. A second monoprint is on each title page.
The Ship was printed in an edition of 80 signed and numbered copies in 2014.
November, by Jesse Nathan, is forthcoming.
November is a love letter. November is a series of daily journal entries, a short story, a sequence of soliloquies, a confession, a daybook, a crew of personas, a catalogue of flowers, an almanac of moods, a calendar of weather. Ecstatic and roving. Unpunctuated but precise. Following the travels and misadventures of the poet—in San Francisco, in Albuquerque, in mid-air—in twenty-eight sections, beginning the day after the Day of the Dead.
The book will be handset in Centuar, printed on Hahnemuhle Biblio, will have a cover of custom case paper from The Morgan Conservatory and will be bound by hand. A 3-poem pamphlet ($20) and broadside ($25) have been printed featuring work from the book and are available upon request.
This short pamphlet features excerpted poems from November. Text is handset in Centaur and printed on Hahnemuhle Biblio. The cover and title page feature a linocut relief print by Candida Pagan.
Jesse Nathan’s poems have appeared in jubilat, the American Poetry Review, the Nation, and elsewhere. He is the author of two other chapbooks: Cloud 9 (Dikembe) and Dinner (Milk Machine). Nathan was born in Berkeley, but grew up in rural Kansas. He lives in San Francisco.