Please order my new limited-edition broadside “Rain Violent,” (10by10″) Peasandcues Press, $25, 930 Cascade Dr., Longview WA 98632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Joe and Marquita Green:…I finished printing your broadside this afternoon—four times through the press! I printed a light cloth-weave sandragraph for the background, and then printed over that with Marquita’s linocut of the violent rain symbol (several of them, actually), which she had distressed with drain cleaner. All of that was with transparent inks, a gray-blue over pale gray. Then today I printed the title and by-line > with a denser version of the gray-blue and followed that with black for the text. It looks terrific! The type is Lydian with Lydian Bold Condensed titling that I bought from Jules Faye [of Grey Spider Press]. It’s a very calligraphic face—looks like pen strokes, in a conservative sort of way. Anyway, I like the broadside a lot, and I hope you’ll be pleased with it too.
Please order my newest poetry volume. Publication date is July 22, 2013.
Click on “Bookstore.” Click on the title for more info.
By mail: Finishing Line Press, PO Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $14 + $2.49 shipping (per copy). If ordering multiple copies,
shipping is $2.49 for the first copy and $1.49 for each additional copy.
The poems tell of a year when high tide, northwind, and a body created a crisis. On Vashon Island in Puget Sound, we parents and two sons hiked up Bunker Trail to get out to school and to work. Our walk-in community of some twenty-six waterfront cabins shared the upkeep of a common trail and a gravity-fed water system. With a steep greenbelt behind and a richly inhabited beach in front, we were a family curious in this exquisitely abundant but precarious environment.
Cover by Bolinas Frank
From December 21:
Above, people push in and out
of Thriftway slowly, relaxed.
Below, the northwind
saves itself for us only.
Down here we watch, mark
each high tide off our chart
twice a day,
each cross a triumph
as if we have won.
To order What Rain Does, http://egressstudiopress.com/
Cost : $16.50 which includes tax and mailing costs. Please give your name, number of books desired, and your mailing address. We will ship the book to you with an invoice for you to mail payment back.
Cover by Anita Boyle
Available now at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle; Vashon Book Shop, Vashon Island; Edmonds Bookshop, Edmonds; Open Books, a Poem Emporium (2414 N 45th); Lucy’s Bookstore (Astoria); Pt. Reyes Bookstore (CA);Central Washington State Bookstore (Ellensberg).