Chapbook (Baseline Press), Rubber-Stamp Rotary Press

I’ve got a new chapbook coming along in October from Baseline Press. Consider Each Possibility is a set of fairly short poems. The manuscript goes back about two years. Re-reading it now, it seems clear that these poems were a step towards a properly minimalist manuscript I’ve got in the works now. I’m excited about the book, and am looking forward to reading from it. Karen Schindler at Baseline does such beautiful work, and I’m truly thrilled to have my name on the Baseline list.

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I also recently picked up a small rubber-stamp rotary press, a “Superior Cub Rotary Printing Press.”

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The internet thinks it is from the 40s, 50s, or 60s. The included literature tells me that I can use it to print greeting cards, recipe cards, invitations, as well as “tally cards for [my] mother’s bridge club, programs, for garden or reading clubs, and raffle tickets for fund-raising groups.” I plan to use it to print weird little poems.

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I’ve run one small poem off as a test, not using the rotary press but simply pressing the lines of type into paper by hand. Work to be done to get things to come out clean, but I’m happy with it!

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