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Granary Books and Jeff Maser, Bookseller are pleased to announce...

Poem on the Page: A Collection of Broadsides

Broadsides proliferated during the small press and mimeograph era as a logical offshoot of poets assuming control of their means of publication. When technology evolved from typewriter, stencil, and mimeo machine to moveable type and sophisticated printing, broadsides provided a site for innovation with design and materials that might not be appropriate for an entire pamphlet or book; thus, they occupy a very specific place within literary and print culture.



Robert Creeley. For Benny and Sabina. 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches.  Photograph by Ann Charters. Portents 18. Portents, 1970.

Poem on the Page: A Collection of Broadsides
includes approximately 500 broadsides from a diverse range of poets, printers, designers, and publishers. It is a unique document of a particular aspect of the small press movement as well as a valuable resource for research into the intersection of poetry and printing.



Above left: Lyn Hejinian. The Guard. 9 1/4 x 18 inches. Illustrated by Ruth Lingen. Printed in three colors. Printed by Black Mesa Press for Woodland Pattern in an edition of 150 copies, this one signed. Woodland Pattern, 1983.

Above right: Allen Ginsberg. Who Be Kind To. 16 1/4 x 30 3/4 inches. First printing. Designed by Wes Wilson, photography by Larry Keenan, Jr. Cranium Press, n.d.


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Lessons of Darkness
by Emily McVarish





Cloth over boards. 9 3/16 x 11 3/16 inches, 56 pp. 35 for sale from an edition of 45 signed copies.
Price: $1,750

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