Saturday, March 8, 2008

Rope-A-Dope Press Blog

Rope-A-Dope Press publishes broadsides and hand-bound books on their blog. They are also in league with The So and So Series for these published items. It’s a great blog and I found them via the Press Press Press blog. If you are so inclined, support the poets featured by purchasing some wonderful items from them.
I asked them to tell me a little bit more about their press and here is daVie’s response:

"Thanks for the interest in the Press; the short and curly of are procreation came about through an old Sp-20 that we brought down to are studio about a year ago. In collaboration with Chris Tonelli's So-and-So series, both Mary Graham and myself host readings once a month that usually feature three poets. With one artist a month (selected by us) we conjure up these magnificent broadsides - a process that is completely hands-on by all individuals involved. After 6 months we then produce a book from the completely set of Manilla Broadsides. The first, published this month is titled "the Jungle". This book will be found for observation at The Beinecke rare book library and The Boston Public Library.
In December we printed and published our first chapbook by Chad Reynolds titled "Victor in the New World". Next week we are bringing out a book titled "Case Fbdy." by Kate Schapira.

With other literacy programs and in collaboration with Paper Picker Press, we also offer up the opportunity for elementary students to write their own stories that we print for the schools. These books are usually used for local book fairs or fundraisers for the schools, teaching these children the possibility of ownership and the economic value of the work created by them.

We are currently working on a schedule for open submissions for this year."

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Thanks for dropping in, please stop by tomorrow for another featured, living poet…

1 comment:

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