Sunday, January 27, 2008

Victor Reviewed

Alexis Orgera reviews Victor in the New World on The Blog Poetic. Check it.

And a shout from Brian Foley at The Bostonist.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Chad Reynolds' chapbook, Victor in the New World, with illustrations by Robert daVies, is now available for purchase. $12 includes shipping. SOLD OUT.

Victor in the New World
was printed in an edition of 144, of which the first 12 are signed by the author and artist.

The cover was printed on Canson MiTientes on a Vandercook SP-20 with handset metal type and polymer plates from Boxcar Press. The interior was printed with archival ink on French Co. paper at Square Root Imaging. The text is Adobe Caslon Pro, based on William Caslon's original typeface and drawn by Carol Twombly in 1989.

Thanks to Catherine Bourassa-Hebert, Robert Charlton, Mike Dacey, and Nathan Demant.
Back Cover:


Interior detail:


We still have to sew it up, but The Jungle is under way and almost ready to hop in The Poetry Van and head to NYC. If you're going to be at AWP (or you're lucky enough to live in New York), stop by and see us. The book fair is free and open to the public on Saturday, Feb 2nd.

Plus, Chad will be there to sign Victor in the New World on Saturday from 12-2pm.

The Jungle in assembly...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Pics from Vic

Thanks to everyone who came out to help us celebrate the release of Victor in the New World. The readers were hot. Ara Vora was smoking. And it was a good thing because it was the coldest day of the year.

Chad Reynolds

MC Chanler

Elisa Gabbert

aka Chris Tonelli

Ara Vora

All photos courtesy James White, except this one below. Through no fault of the photographer, in all the pictures from the reading , I look like an alien. So yeah, I'm cheating. Because I can.

Courtesy Wayne Chinnock.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Victor in the New World Release Party

Happy New Year! Last night we resolved to celebrate (with or without snow) the release of our first chapbook, Victor in the New World, by Chad Reynolds, with illustrations by Robert daVies. We hope you'll help us start 2008 not with a whimper but a bang.

"Chad Reynolds's book of masterful poems about the 'Wild Boy' is even better than Truffaut's film. Brilliant in concept and accomplishment, Victor in the New World is the debut of a great new poet. This is something extraordinary." --Bill Knott

Author Reading & Book Release
Thursday, January 3rd, 8 pm
with guest readers Elisa Gabbert, Mary Walker Graham, & Chris Tonelli
M.C. Loc Chanler
& musical guests Ara Vora

The Distillery
516 East 2nd Street
South Boston, MA 02127
directions here

We'll provide sparkling libations and snacks, but feel free to BYOB.
Chad Reynolds was born in Oklahoma and lives in Boston. His poems and reviews have appeared in absent magazine, The Amherst Review, California Quarterly, The Diagram, The Kennesaw Review , Meridian, Open Letters Monthly, Puerto del Sol, RealPoetik, Redivider, Sawbuck, Swink, Verse Daily, and Washington Square. Victor in the New World is his first chapbook.

Elisa Gabbert is a poetry editor, with Simon DeDeo, of absent magazine. Recent work appears or will appear in Colorado Review, Pleiades, Meridian, Washington Square , LIT, and Cannibal, and her collaborations with Kathleen Rooney can be found in Boston Review, Coconut, Caketrain and other journals. Her chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine , is available from Kitchen Press. In addition, That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, a collaborative collection co-written with Kathleen Rooney, is forthcoming from Otoliths Books, and their chapbook Something Really Wonderful is out from Dancing Girl Press.

Mary Walker Graham was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia but now she lives right here, just up the stairs on the 4th and 5th floors. Together with Robert daVies, she founded Rope-a-Dope Press Collaborative in the spring of 2007. Her poems have appeared in 42opus, OCHO, Poetry Magazine, and Poetry Daily.

Chris Tonelli lives in Cambridge, MA where he runs The So and So Series. He has work forthcoming in Cannibal, H_NGM_N, Drunken Boat, and Good Foot, and poems of his will be included in the anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor and the 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. His second chapbook, a collaboration with Sarah Bartlett called A Mule-Shaped Cloud, will be available from horse less press in January.