Daily Vigs, by Micah Ballard - 36 pages, 8"x5.375" in letterpress wrappers - published in a limited edition of two-hundred copies, designed and printed at Impart Ink, an errant studio in Oakland and Santa Cruz, for Bird & Beckett Books (San Francisco) - available January 2019 - pre-order now
No Right Words, poems by Rod Roland - An Ensemble Edition, co-published by Bird & Beckett Books (San Francisco) and Ugly Duckling Presse (New York) - 32 pages, 7"x9.5" in letterpress wrappers courtesy of Impart Ink, an errant studio in Oakland and Santa Cruz - available now.
In the past couple of months I've been busy in the press. The second series of SLUG.DOCS has hit the streets: a trio of chapbooks by fellow candidates in the Creative/Critical concentration of the Literature doctoral program at UCSC. The first set in 2016 was the pair of Clean and Shiny, by Eric Sneathen and… Continue reading Three +3
Today I sewed the first copy of Sunnylyn Thibodeaux's What's Going On, the latest chapbook from Bird & Beckett. The remainder of the edition remains to be sewn and the volumes trimmed, but I'm so happy to be putting this one out that I thought I'd go ahead and post a few images and make… Continue reading What’s Going On
This fall I've had precious little time to print, but I have managed to get a couple of projects underway, one of which came to fruition this week when I received 8 boxes of the 7th issue of my roughly annual magazine, AMERARCANA: A Bird & Beckett Review, which was guest edited this time around… Continue reading Amerarcana/Shuffle Boil #7
I've been (un)reasonably busy of late, but/and have done a few things in the press. As a parting gift for Jackson Meazle, who has left our fair cities for some other, Southern clime, I printed this broadside of a poem for his grandmother. I also printed a pair of broadsides, commissioned by Matt Gonzalez, to… Continue reading Recent Projects
I produced two more prints recently ("A : a" and "i : i : i") as I continue my experiments with wood type at the Cowell Press on the UCSC campus. "A : a" was made from a single type arrangement, printed once, then turned 45 degrees and printed again, giving it the cascade effect. The… Continue reading A and I