Monday, April 14, 2008

The April Manila Broadsides

What lies flat? But makes a nice hat?

What folds to fit on a shelf? Or hangs on your wall in at least twelve different configurations?

Why, a Manila Broadside triptych, of course.

Poems by Lily Brown, Betsy Wheeler, and Mark Yakich.

Letterpress print with wood type by this month's featured artist, Mike Dacey.

10 x 22" on Rives BFK, perforated to be torn into three panels. Text set by hand in metal type and printed on a Vandercook SP20 at Rope-a-Dope Press Collaborative. Our thanks to Jeremiah Gould, Matt Templeton, Nathan Demant, and this month's poets and artist.

$24 includes shipping.

Lost Letter #1

Lost Letter is a limited edition, handmade book that exhibits the works of young, contemporary artists. The illustrations for the first letter were created by Kenichi Hoshine, a New York based artist who was recently selected by Saatchi Online to participate in this year's Pulse Art Fair.

Printed in an edition of 12, the outside is letterpressed and handwritten. The book inside is a giclee print using Ultrachrome, archival inks.

$45.00 - Shipping included

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Terrible Twos

So and So turns THIS many!!!

Lily Brown * Betsy Wheeler * Mark Yakich

and Manila Broadsides featured artist Mike Dacey.

Saturday * April 12th * 8pm * The Distillery * 516 East Second Street * South Boston, MA 02127

Feel free to bring booze and snacks.

Lily Brown was born and raised in Massachusetts and currently lives in San Francisco. She is the author of the chapbook The Renaissance Sheet, published by Octopus Books in 2007, and her second chapbook, Old with You, is forthcoming from Kitchen Press in 2008. Poems have appeared or will appear in Typo, Octopus, Handsome, Coconut, Fence, Pleiades and 26.

Originally from the Upper Mississippi River Valley, Betsy Wheeler studied poetry and the art of the book at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse where she was a Maple House Fellow for Sutton Hoo Press. She received her MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University in 2005, then lived, worked, and wrote as the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry from 2005-2007. Her poems have recently appeared in The Journal, Bat City Review, MiPoesias, Pebble Lake Review, Forklift Ohio, Ping Pong, and Absent. Her chapbook, Start Here, is available from Small Anchor Press. Co-editor of Pilot and Pilot Books, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts where she works for Wondertime magazine.

Mark Yakich's new poetry collection is The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin 2008). He lives in New Orleans. His website is