Monday, July 11, 2016

is there any, ever, progress

well, is there, even tho I extrapolate (read 'steal') from Leonardo, about whether anything is ever finished - I've been selling all Electio materials - the types are all spoken for, the paper has all sold, but the Albion handpress is still for sale, with the price at $12,000. It's in perfect condition, and I'd be happy to teach a buyer how to get the best out of it - 

just published is Death of the reader, a chapbook published by Mindmade Books in Los Angeles - coming out later this year is Melbourne Journal from The University of Western Australia Press - the Journal is my Notebooks 1998 to 2003, wedged in between Sidetracks (AUP 1998) and Crankhandle (Cordite 2015) - other volumes on their way are poems, Next to nothing (Red Dragonfly Press, Minnesota) and Ron Holloway, printer : a memoir / 1909 - 2003 (Puriri Press, Auckland) - both these latter will come out either late this year or early 2017 - definitely in late 2017 will be my Beginnings from Seismicity Editions at Otis School of Art & Design in Los Angeles - 

at Verso, my other 'significant other' activity, #3 is due out in a couple of weeks, with essays on Robin Price's Love in the Time of War, poems by Yusef Komunyakaa, Donald Friend's An Alphabet of Owls, Denise Campbell's VESSELS, the Barbarian Press acquisition of the Curwen Press printers' ornaments collection, the New Albion Press edition of Music in the Mirabell Garden - and a profile of New Zealand printer John Holmes at his Frayed Frisket Press - 

one nice thing about Verso 3 is the appearance of Robin Price & the printer of An Alphabet of Owls, Jim Walker, in the same issue - Jim told me he & wife Ruth were going to the US in June, specifically to Connecticut, and I realised he would be only a short driving distance from Robin Price's home in Middletown - I then arranged for them to meet, and here's a picture taken of their visit with Jim next to Robin on the right, and Ruth Walker second from left in Price's studio -