Monthly Archives: March 2011

Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

The winners for 2010 have been announced and can be seen on the awards page of the Alcuin Society website. In the limited editions category: 1st Prize to Crispin Elsted of Barbarian Press for The Play of Pericles, Prince of … Continue reading

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The Tamarind Wood by Carlo Toselli; Le Grazie

In this book of poems, Carlo Toselli helps me answer the question of why I love poetry by dismissing the question.

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News on Shirley Jackson & Sappho from the Arion Press

From the latest newsletter, it looks like Shirley Jackson’s The Sundial will be the next book published by the Arion Press. Introduction by Diane Johnson and illustrations by Jackson’s grandson, Miles Hyman. They are also working on an edition of … Continue reading

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King James Bible & Sharpe’s Birds of Paradise limited editions

The Folio Society announced in their latest newletter that they will be producing a limited edition of the “very finest reading version of the King James Bible”. It will be available for order online around the middle of April. Also, … Continue reading

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Robert Pinsky reading at the Arion Press/Grabhorn Institute

The former Poet Laureate of the United States will be reading at the press on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00PM for those of you lucky enough to be in San Francisco that night. RSVP at grabhorn@arionpress.com

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Barbarian Press Visit, British Columbia

Back in the summer of 2008, I was up visiting my family in the Seattle area, and managed to talk them into making a road trip up to Mission, British Columbia. My main objective was to drop by the Barbarian … Continue reading

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The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe; Centipede Press

When it comes to fine print editions of novels and longer works,  it is common to see the “classics” of literature. Often it is a classic title and other times a less well known novel by a “classic” author. So … Continue reading

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Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Limited Editions Club

I love poetry. But I really love love poetry. And this is about as love as it gets. Elizabeth Barret Browning is right up there with some of my favorite love poets like Neruda, Denise Levertov, Robert Herrick, Joe Pulichino, … Continue reading

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