Friday, October 24, 2008

Calendar Girl: The Manila Broadsides, Volume 2

Forthcoming: SPLIT DECISION, the bound edition of Volume 2 Broadsides. Visit us at our book fair table, AWP Chicago 2009.

Volume 2 Broadsides are available individually, in sets of 3 (of your choosing), as whole sets (unbound), and in the final bound edition. Click on the images below to view larger versions.


Poems by Dorothea Lasky, James Tate, and Dara Wier
Screenprint and drawing by Robert daVies


Poems by Rauan Klassnik, Justin Marks, and Lisa Olstein
Screenprint by Tricia Gray


Poems by Sommer Browning, Hazel McClure, and Aaron Tieger
Screenprint by Carrie Siegel


Poems by Elizabeth Bradfield, Kevin Gallagher, and Jon Thompson
Screenprint by Bartleby


Poems by Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Zachary Schomburg, and Janaka Stucky
Drawing/Polymer Plate by Vanessa Irzyk


Poems by Jennifer Firestone, Dorothea Lasky, and Sarah Rosenthal
Screenprint by Scott Chasse


Poems by Lily Brown, Betsy Wheeler, and Mark Yakich
Letterpress Print with Wood Type by Mike Dacey

Each of the Manila Broadsides, Volume 2 is 10x22" on Rives BFK, perforated to be torn into 3 panels. The text was set by hand in metal type in the typeface Caslon and printed on a Vandercook SP20 by Mary Walker Graham and Jeremiah Gould at Rope-a-Dope Press Collaborative.

Thanks, as ever, to all of the Manila poets and artists. And especially to Mike Dacey for sharing his Vandercook with us.

Friday, February 8, 2008


13" x 11", hardcover, Coptic binding. Featuring So and So poets Shafer Hall, Cecily Parks, Ravi Shankar, Dan Boehl, Dan Hoy, Gina Myers, Michael Carr, C.S. Carrier, Lori Shine, Phil Cordelli, Hazel McClure, Keith Newton, Douglas Hahn, Daniel Magers, Maya Pindyck, Andrea Baker, Jennifer Bartlett, and Reb Livingston; and artists Anna Trzaska, James Weinberg, Catherine Bourassa-Hebert, Sadie Bliss, Robert daVies, and Nik Gulacsik.

A collaboration between Rope-a-Dope Press and The So and So Series, The Jungle was made by hand in an edition of twelve in January 2008. The covers, doublures, and end pages were printed on LamaLi and Rives BFK papers using lead type, polymer plates, and screenprints. The text throughout was set by hand on a Vandercook SP20 in the typeface Caslon.

The Manila Broadsides were printed in editions of seventy-two each on Rives BFK and French Co. papers. Thanks to all of the Manila poets and artists.

Special thanks to Robert Charlton, Mike Dacey, Cynthia Dromgoole at the South Boston Public Library, and the Distillery.

The Jungle is $240 + $10 for shipping. Please email to arrange payment & shipping.