Thursday, May 02, 2013

The RALLY: Broadsides, March 2013

We came out of the woodwork for a bit to publish these beautiful broadsides in collaboration with Jeremiah Gould of Rye House Press. As with any Rope-a-Dope adventure, a million people were involved and are to be thanked (see the list below). Broadsides can be purchased here or at the CUNY Chapbook Festival (this week!), where Jeremiah will be representing both Rope-a-Dope and Rye House Press.

Sampson Starkweather & Mike Dacey

Visual Artists: Aimee Belanger, Mike Dacey, Pat Falco, Jeremiah Gould, Greg Maxim, Vanessa Irzyk, Jay LaCouture, James Weinberg.

Poets: B.J. Best, Luke Bloomfield, Heather Christle, Cecelia Corrigan, Marisa Crawford, Ana Bozicevic, Alex Phillips, Ryan Ridge, Sampson Starkweather, Bianca Stone, Gale Thompson, Jenny Zhang.

Letterpress: Rope-a-Dope Press, Rye House Press

Publishers: Birds LLC, Factory Hollow, Immaculate Disciples, Rose Metal, Sixth Finch, Wonder

And big thanks to the Distillery Gallery--where the opening and reading took place.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Back in the day. Studio 11.
Rope-a-Dope Press and Collaborative is on a long, perhaps permanent, hiatus.

Our thanks to all of our readers, and especially to the poets and artists who contributed their work.

We are in the process of updating and revamping the blog, and will make those titles that are still available more prominent. If you've ordered a chapbook from us and haven't received it yet, we apologize for the delay in getting it to you. It will come!

In the meantime, please stay tuned for periodic posts, and check out all the great artists, presses, and poets on our blogroll.

Big love. --Mary, Bob, and Jeremiah

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CUNY Chapfest

We're going to this.

Hope you are too!

Also, Mary will be reading here:

The Boston Center for the Arts

February 23, 2011

Please come! (Click for details.)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Word. Chris Tonelli is everyone's favorite person, and an awesome poet besides. Did you know this chap includes a DVD? What are you waiting for? Click it.

$10 includes shipping.

The poems in this collection are also featured in Affects of Gravity and Untitled (Affects of Gravity), a public art installation and short film by Andi Sutton, conceived in collaboration with Chris Tonelli and sponsored by the MIT Council for the Arts.

Cover art by Kenichi Hoshine.

Friday, April 23, 2010

RUN by Kim Gek Lin Short

Kim Gek Lin Short's manuscript was selected from among the many dozens of submissions we received during our Golden Gloves open reading period. Congratulations, Kim.

Printed and handsewn in an edition of 144.
48 pages.

Our thanks to all who helped us print and fold and sew, and especially to artist Morgan Thomas, who drew the boots for the cover.

About RUN: In the technicolor timewarp called Hell, Hong Kong wannabe cowgirl La La is hellbent on realizing her dream to be a folk-singing sensation, even if it means surviving a dysfunctional relationship with her kidnapper, Ren, who is just hellbent. Ren thinks he'll win, but La La, dead or alive, always wins.

$10 includes shipping.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

She had her country superstar humility . . .

Kim modeling RUN.

Mary modeling RUN.

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Friday, April 09, 2010


Pre-release copies of RUN, by Kim Gek Lin Short, are available at the AWP Conference in Denver this weekend. Kim's manuscript was selected during our open submissions period for the Golden Gloves Chapbook Series. Stop by our table, shared with BIRDS, LLC and Brave Men Press, to pick up a copy.

Did we mention the first 12 copies come with a horse?

Pictures (and a PayPal button) coming soon.