Archive | Letterpress poetry books

Ars Poetica book

Poetry for the underdog

It’s not often when a budding poet reaches into our hearts while exploring the depths of his experiences, but that’s precisely what Nicholas Coughlin did when he took a poetry class at the University of Minnesota.   His poetry isn’t something mystical, something with cavernous meaning, something impenetrable.  It’s just poetry meant for ordinary readers.   As I […]

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Robinson Jeffers’s broadsides, hidden treasures

Two additional Robinson Jeffers’s broadsides Here are two more Robinson Jeffers’s broadsides, both of which were printed by Marlan Beilke at his Quintessence Working Press-Room Museum in Amador City, California.  In a pair of other posts (and here) I listed some of the other Robinson Jeffers’s broadsides that I have discovered recently.  In some cases there […]

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Robinson Jeffers’s treasure trove discovered!.

This past week I uncovered some rare Robinson Jeffers letterpress-printed broadsides.  There are only a few of these beauties remaining.  In the coming days I will be listing each of them in my blog posts. These broadsides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and when they are gone, as the saying goes, they are GONE. […]

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Centenary celebration of Linotype machine

Rare Linotype broadsides discovered

I have discovered a pair of rare broadsides celebrating the eighth-wonder-of-the-world, the Linotype.  These were designed, typeset and printed by Marlan Beilke, otherwise known as Linomarl.  Marlan printed these broadsides during the years he operated his print shop/museum in Amador City, California.  He later moved to Wisconsin.  When he closed his California hot metal heaven […]

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Photo of cover of Possible Grace letterpress-printed book

A woman’s search to publish her poetry book

A commissioned work by Elva Cowdery Her bucket list book When Elva Cowdery contacted me a few years back, she had a bucket list of projects to complete, one of which was to publish a poetry book she had written.  As with many projects on our bucket lists, her book rested there for sometime until […]

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