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Women Writers in Fine Press, Revisited

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about women writers being represented in fine and private press offerings. And about my reading of women writers generally. That post can be reviewed here. I embarked on a year … Continue reading

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FANCY: 8 Odes of John Keats; Published by the Barbarian Press

Away! Away! for I will fly to thee, Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, But on the viewless wings of Poesy, Though the dull brain perplexes and retards… –from Ode to a Nightingale I have definitely dawdled and procrastinated … Continue reading

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Barbarian Press: The Curwen Project

Let me start by stating unequivocately that I love this press. Not only are the books from the Barbarian Press a source of wonder to me but the proprietors, Jan and Crispin, are simply delightful people that embody the “love … Continue reading

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Women Writers in Fine Press

I’m a feminist. And I try very hard to be a good one as well as a consistent ally to the women in my life and around me. I watch my male privilege closely but oft times one can’t help … Continue reading

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The Seasons: Four Bagatelles; Published by the Barbarian Press

I’ve lived the endless summer of Southern California for long enough now that my body probably doesn’t have it in it to enjoy the seasons I experienced as I grew up along the Eastern Seaboard from Rhode Island to Key … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol, or, A Miser’s Warning, by Charles Dickens and C. Z. Barnett; Published by The Barbarian Press

For this year’s Christmas book, I finish up with the last of the three Christmas-themed books published by the Barbarian Press. It’s fitting that the last is also the first in many respects. It was the first Christmas book that … Continue reading

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Good life lessons from a couple of Barbarians…

Check out this interview with Jan And Crispin of the Barbarian Press. Makes me want to drop by the press, put on some jazz and tea, and talk books and presswork into the night. Wonderful!

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Barbarian Press News Update excerpt

I took this from a recent Press News Update from the Barbarian Press. I just love it. In a recent note to our subscribers, Jan expressed our mutual conviction that well-made books are essential to people who are true readers. … Continue reading

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New article about The Barbarian Press in Geist

I am excited to have received a copy of the latest edition of Geist magazine with an article about Jan and Crispin Elsted and the Barbarian Press. It’s on the top of my “to read” pile but with just a … Continue reading

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The Chimes, a Goblin Drama in Four Quarters, by Charles Dickens et al.; Published by The Barbarian Press

Ah, Christmas! What would it be without a little Dickens. I was all set to read the Cricket on the Hearth, which I have never read, when I realized that I still had the Barbarian Press stage adaptation of The … Continue reading

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