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    "These poems were written during one year of teaching high school. The writing comes from three sources: remarks students made during the school year, my own writing during in-class writing excercises, and notes taken during faculty meetings."
    - John Colburn

    Adventures in Dream School: a Child's First Handbook of Visionary Practices, by John Colburn. Covers for this book were letterpress printed from polymer plates in February 2014. $8

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    "There were others excited about books made in dining rooms. About a century of small press. Students found objects in archives. Making paper into a story. White gloves. She hemmed the books. There were field trips to a collective press. There was collaboration, stab-bound. Objects loosened their hold of logic: the cracking could be creative. Why was she trying to keep things safe?" (10)

    Charting Practice: A Fictive Essay, by Stephanie Anderson, is the third essay in the Poetics of the Handmade Series, which asks writer-bookmakers to discuss the whys, hows, and wherefores of micropress publishing. 

    Covers were hand-set type printed in January 2014 on commercial paper. Small press publishers and other makers are invited to trade for a copy of this essay: please email doublecrosspress@gmail.com to discuss trades. Otherwise, the book costs $5.

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    "Most of the poetry I print comes from a direct encounter with the poet reading their work: I hear a poem and I want to print it. It's a physical urge. I literally want to get it into my hands in a way that rhymes with Pamela Smith's assertions, in The Body of the Artisan, that there is a deep epistemological tie between 'the body and bodily knowing' and 'tacit artisanal knowledge' (6)."

    Paradise Was Typeset is the first essay in the Poetics of the Handmade Series, which asks writer-bookmakers to discuss the whys, hows, and wherefores of micropress publishing. Like the books Brian Teare publishes under his Albion Books imprint, these chapbooks are made entirely of surplus papers ("offcuts") from other book projects. Small press publishers and other makers are invited to trade for a copy of this essay: please email doublecrosspress@gmail.com to discuss trades. Otherwise, the book costs $5.

    This second edition's covers were letterpress printed from handset type on commercially-made papers in May 2013. 

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    "Historically, friendship has housed poetry not only in terms of readerships (think of all the poetries born of friendship), but also in terms of presses. When good work was not/is not able to find an equally good home for too long, friends start their own press. They publish their friends' work; they make new friends in the process. These small presses are the no kill shelter for experimental writing." (6)

    Country Music is the second essay in the Poetics of the Handmade Series, which asks writer-bookmakers to discuss the whys, hows, and wherefores of micropress publishing. This essay by Ark Press publishers Nathan Hauke and Kirsten Jorgenson discusses Ark's projects in its first year: writing workshops, readings, poetics talks, broadsides and chapbooks, all made and carried on in the small town of Todd, North Carolina. 

    The first 50 copies of this book feature the handmade paper label shown above; the remainder of the edition's  labels will be printed on green Ingres paper. Small press publishers and other makers are invited to trade for a copy of this essay: please email doublecrosspress@gmail.com to discuss trades. Otherwise, the book costs $5.

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    photos by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)

    "Most of the poetry I print comes from a direct encounter with the poet reading their work: I hear a poem and I want to print it. It's a physical urge. I literally want to get it into my hands in a way that rhymes with Pamela Smith's assertions, in The Body of the Artisan, that there is a deep epistemological tie between 'the body and bodily knowing' and 'tacit artisanal knowledge' (6)."

    Paradise Was Typeset is the first essay in the Poetics of the Handmade Series, which asks writer-bookmakers to discuss the whys, hows, and wherefores of micropress publishing. Like the books Brian Teare publishes under his Albion Books imprint, these chapbooks are made entirely of surplus papers ("offcuts") from other book projects. Small press publishers and other makers are invited to trade for a copy of this essay: please email doublecrosspress@gmail.com to discuss trades. Otherwise, the book costs $5.

    FIRST EDITION SOLD OUT: The second edition is available here.

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    All 3 issues of We Are So Happy to Know Something! $33, including shipping! 

    Issue 1 with: Samuel Amadon and Stephanie Anderson of Projective Industries, WASHTKS includes poems by: Michael Schiavo, Patrick Masterson, Erin Lyndal Martin, Farrah Field, Paige Taggart, Eric Elshtain, Matthias Regan, Amanda Nadelberg, Adam Clay, Fred Schmalz, Andy Gricevich, Ryan Murphy, Rachel Moritz, Ben Estes, Tony Mancus, Leora Silverman Fridman, Nate Pritts, Joseph Wood

    Issue 2 with: Jared White, Cecily Parks, Brian Foley, Phil Cordelli, Lily Brown, Alice Notley, A K Beck, Kate Schapira, Heather Palmer, Linnea Ogden, Friedrich Kerksieck, Bronwen Tate, Emily Jones, Dot Devota, Anne Shaw, John Harkey, Genevieve Kaplan, Carol Ciavonne, Justin Runge, Elisabeth Workman, Rachel Beck, Sarah Fox, Kate Thorpe, Nathan Hauke, and Kirsten Jorgenson

    Issue 3 with: Ricardo Maldonado, Geoffrey Hilsabeck, Steven Karl, Rebecca Lehmann, Jared Schickling, Brandon Shimoda, Paula Cisewski, Jessica Richardson, Brian Teare, Jane Wong, Daniela Olszewska, Jennifer Karmin, Nate Slawson, Michelle Taransky, Jen Tynes


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    Choose any 2 issues for just $23. 

    Issue 1 with: Samuel Amadon and Stephanie Anderson of Projective Industries, WASHTKS includes poems by: Michael Schiavo, Patrick Masterson, Erin Lyndal Martin, Farrah Field, Paige Taggart, Eric Elshtain, Matthias Regan, Amanda Nadelberg, Adam Clay, Fred Schmalz, Andy Gricevich, Ryan Murphy, Rachel Moritz, Ben Estes, Tony Mancus, Leora Silverman Fridman, Nate Pritts, Joseph Wood

    Issue 2 with: Jared White, Cecily Parks, Brian Foley, Phil Cordelli, Lily Brown, Alice Notley, A K Beck, Kate Schapira, Heather Palmer, Linnea Ogden, Friedrich Kerksieck, Bronwen Tate, Emily Jones, Dot Devota, Anne Shaw, John Harkey, Genevieve Kaplan, Carol Ciavonne, Justin Runge, Elisabeth Workman, Rachel Beck, Sarah Fox, Kate Thorpe, Nathan Hauke, and Kirsten Jorgenson

    Issue 3 with: Ricardo Maldonado, Geoffrey Hilsabeck, Steven Karl, Rebecca Lehmann, Jared Schickling, Brandon Shimoda, Paula Cisewski, Jessica Richardson, Brian Teare, Jane Wong, Daniela Olszewska, Jennifer Karmin, Nate Slawson, Michelle Taransky, Jen Tynes


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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


    come embody my new way to have seen // only once through the glass
    we put blood inside our veins // we began
    moving objects look more familiar than stillness // stillness rests too incidentally
    have trouble changing internal medicine // knitted disruption // peaking hour

    The Ice Poems by Paige Taggart, with letterpress covers designed by Jeff Peterson. $8

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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


                                                     In podunks
                             they call this trick THE FIFTH
                             SEASON, or TWO HEADED
                             OUT OF FULL DARKNESS.

    The Black Mariah by Jen Tynes. Letterpress covers printed from wood type. $8

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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)
                         

                            This is our house--This is our pillar

                             the only cottage in the depot
                             naturally the light is downstairs

                             This is ours

    O Town Heights mashes-up text from Our Town, Wuthering Heights, and The Fountainhead. Poem by Dolly Lemke in book with letterpress covers designed by Jeff Peterson. $8


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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)

    Produced in collaboration with Projective Industries and featuring poems by Ricardo Maldonado, Geoffrey Hilsabeck, Steven Karl, Rebecca Lehmann, Jared Schickling, Brandon Shimoda, Paula Cisewski, Jessica Richardson, Brian Teare, Jane Wong, Daniela Olszewska, Jennifer Karmin, Nate Slawson, Michelle Taransky, and Jen Tynes.  5.5" high x 4.25" wide, with letterpress printed covers. $13


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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


    The Grave on the Wall: poems and drawings by Brandon Shimoda. Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Sumi-E paper; daifuku cho-style binding. Covers in blue, white, tan, or orange. $7

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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


    WE ARE SO HAPPY TO KNOW SOMETHING 2, published in cooperation with Projective Industries. Poems by: Jared White, Cecily Parks, Brian Foley, Phil Cordelli, Lily Brown, Alice Notley, A K Beck, Kate Schapira, Heather Palmer, Linnea Ogden, Friedrich Kerksieck, Bronwen Tate, Emily Jones, Dot Devota, Anne Shaw, John Harkey, Genevieve Kaplan, Carol Ciavonne, Justin Runge, Elisabeth Workman, Rachel Beck, Sarah Fox, Kate Thorpe, Nathan Hauke, and Kirsten Jorgenson. 5.5" high x 4.25" wide, with letterpress printed covers. $15

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    Produced in collaboration with Samuel Amadon and Stephanie Anderson of Projective Industries, WASHTKS includes poems by: Michael Schiavo, Patrick Masterson, Erin Lyndal Martin, Farrah Field, Paige Taggart, Eric Elshtain, Matthias Regan, Amanda Nadelberg, Adam Clay, Fred Schmalz, Andy Gricevich, Ryan Murphy, Rachel Moritz, Ben Estes, Tony Mancus, Leora Silverman Fridman, Nate Pritts, and Joseph Wood. $15


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    bottom photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


    Museum Armor by Lily Brown. Letterpress printed pamphlet on khadi and frankfurt white papers. $7

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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)

    Danielle Roderick's Sextuplets Are Not That Heavy: letterpress printed on newsprint and handmade abaca-flax paper. $7

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    Poem by Matthew Henriksen. Letterpress-printed tiny accordion book on handmade paper, in a machine-sewn vellum envelope. With a photograph by Rich Fleischman. $7

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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


    Poem by Sarah Green. Letterpress on a bunch of fancy papers. $7
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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


    Poem by Joshua Marie Wilkinson. Letterpress on graph paper, Japanese paper, and maps. $7

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    photo by Jes Shimek (http://www.jesleestudios.com/)


    Naked Writing by Robin Behn. Letterpress covers, commercially printed text. Poems from installation with artist Mirjana Ugrinov. $12