Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Split Decision

The final collection of Manila Broadsides from Rope-a-Dope Press and The So and So Series. A slide show here.

Poems by: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Elizabeth Bradfield, Lily Brown, Sommer Browning, Jennifer Firestone, Kevin Gallagher, Rauan Klassnik, Dorothea Lasky, Justin Marks, Hazel McClure, Lisa Olstein, Sarah Rosenthal, Zachary Schomburg, Janaka Stucky, James Tate, Jon Thompson, Aaron Tieger, Besty Wheeler, Dara Wier, and Mark Yakich

Prints by: Bartleby, Thomas Buildmore, Scott Chasse, Mike Dacey, Robert daVies, Tricia Gray, Vanessa Irzyk, and Carrie Siegel


A collaboration between Rope-a-Dope Press and The So and So Series, Split Decision was made by hand in an edition of twelve in the autumn of 2009. The first twelve of each of The Manila Broadsides, Volume Two, published between April and October 2008 in editions of sixty, are collected within its covers. Our thanks to all of the Manila poets and artists--especially Mike Dacey, who lent us his Vandercook.

Curator, The So and So Series: Chris Tonelli
Art Direction, The Manila Broadsides: Robert daVies
Letterpress Printing: Jeremiah Gould & Mary Walker Graham
Book Design & Production: Mary Walker Graham

Cover: Iris bookcloth; screenprint & stencil by Thomas Buildmore
Endpages: Hahnemuhle Bugra; screenprint by Robert daVies
Text: Rives BFK; handset metal type printed on a Vandercook SP20
Binding: handwaxed linen thread

[Photo Credit: Jeremiah Gould. Thanks Jeremiah! You rule.]

Monday, November 09, 2009

Voir Dire

Justin Marks is the author of A Million in Prizes (New Issues Press, April 2009). He is the founder and editor of Kitchen Press Chapbooks and lives in New York City with his wife and their infant son and daughter.

Rope-a-Dope Press, 2009. Letterpress printed in an edition of 96, with illustrations by Robert daVies. $8 includes shipping.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Join us on Thursday, September 10th at 7PM for the 7th Season Kickoff of d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Floor

Readings from Mary Walker Graham, Justin Marks, Kate Schapira, Kim Gek Lin Short, Sampson Starkweather, and Chris Tonelli

Music from Erik Schoster of He Can Jog

Please note that there's been a time change. The reading is now at 7PM, not 6.

The complete Welcome to Boog City Festival schedule is available for download here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Golden Gloves 2

We're pleased to announce that Series Editor Chris Tonelli has chosen Kim Gek Lin Short's Run as the second Golden Gloves Series Chapbook.

Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits (Tarpaulin Sky Press 2010) and the chapbook The Residents (dancing girl press 2008). She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and young daughter.

Congratulations as well to our finalists Friedrich Kerksieck (A Picnic is a Picnic) and Michael Robins (Circus, forthcoming from Flying Guillotine Press).

Thanks to everyone who submitted during the Golden Gloves open reading period. We enjoyed reading your work, and hope to see more of it in the future!

If you’re in (or near) New York on Thursday, September 10th, please join us for the D.A. Levy Lives Reading Series, at ACA Galleries in Chelsea, as part of the Welcome to Boog City poetry and music festival. Readers will include RAD poets Kate Schapira, Chris Tonelli, Sampson Starkweather, Mary Walker Graham, Kim Gek Lin Short, and Justin Marks. Eric Schoster of He Can Jog will also be there to make some noise. And there’ll be art, and books, and wine, and cheese! Woooo. (Details, directions, and a full schedule will be available here shortly).

Thanks again for supporting Rope-a-Dope.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Justin Marks on Poetic Asides

Justin Marks interviewed by Robert Lee Brewer here.

Voir Dire is still available! Scroll down to find the PayPal button.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Meanwhile, in Moth Land . . .

Rauan Klassnik interviews Sampson Starkweather here.

And Dan Magers reviews the chap here.

Drink up.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Open Submissions

We're reading chapbook manuscripts for the Golden Gloves Chapbook Series until March 31st. Please send us your work! Guidelines below (scroll down, and please read 'em!).