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 Mother Nature a poem by Denise Brady

This poem about the day after the September 11th attack in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania was printed from 12 point Perpetua type on Bugra paper for the deluxe edition of Parenthesis 7, the Fine Press Book Association's magazine. 11 1/4 x 7 inches. 20 copies available for sale. 2002 $15

The first and last stanzas of the poem:

What we saw when we left our unharmed city, left our television
the day after: butterflies by the hundreds on white-flocked 
weeds -- all monarchs but one that spread open black

and blue.... //

and crumbled from our heads, gray ash, arms and legs ­ a sifting
Rescuers, officials, husbands and wives, daughters and sons,
lovers, friend, neighbors, strangers searched ­ ants on the moon.

 The Prodigal Daughter Wears Out

a poem and print by Denise Brady

The form of this prose poem was inspired by Dionisio D. Martínez's book of prodigal son poems, Climbing Back.

The poem might be called a rant precipitated by an impending surgery and incorporating divergent quotes from the persona's conversations and readings. The gloss on the right cites Merlin Stone, Lao-tzu, Laurie Anderson, Christina Rossetti, William Blake, Ernst Haeckel, Margaret Mead, a Nebraska Medicaid administrator and Adrienne Rich.

The print was produced for an exchange of artists' prints titled the Palimpsest portfolio, which was presented at the 2001 Southern Graphics Council Conference in New Orleans. The text of the poem, hand set in Poliphilus type, overlays two partially "erased" layers. One is text from the Bible ("In the beginning was the word and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.") also printed letterpress, and the other is a picture of a sheela-na-gig from the Church of SS Mary and David, Kilpeck, Herefordshire, UK printed by inkjet. 15 x 11 inches. 20 copies for sale. 2001 $50

The poem begins: 

The Prodigal Daughter Wears Out
trying to redirect the patriarchy while simultaneously creating abdominal 
curiosities, body parts with no known purpose....

 The Color of Tongues

haiku and photo by Denise Brady

with calligraphy by Susan Leong

This broadside was produced for 100 Universes: An International Accordion Book of Prints. The image is a Chinese character drawn by Susan Leong with a photograph by the printer imposed on the character digitally. The image is printed by inkjet and the text by hand from Univers type. 9 x 9 inches. 2001. 10 copies are available for sale. $25


 Florigraphy, a wedding poem by Susan Aizenberg

Written on the occasion of the marriage of two poets. Printed from Kennerly type and Monotype floral ornaments.12 1/4 x 6 /4 inches. 20 copies for sale.


the poem begins:

Because it is your wedding day,
we surround you

and ourselves with custom's 
fragrant alphabet,

this dazzling floral lexicon
of our good wishes

blossoming among pews,
signifying faithfulness

and long life, love everlasting . . .

 Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Prairie Schooner.


Grief | Rue Des Écouffes

poems by Marilyn Hacker

with an etching by Marie-Geneviève Havel 

Two poems, one hundred numbered copies printed in three colors from Perpetua type on Arches text and cover papers with endsheets of Ogura lace and a French Marble wrap. The original etching, signed and numbered by the artist, has been tipped into the book. 6 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 19 pp. total / 9 pp. text.


Marilyn Hacker is the author of, most recently, Squares and Courtyards. Her other books include Presentation Piece, a Lamont Poetry Selection and a National Book Award winner; Love, Death and the Changing of the Seasons; Separations; Taking Notice; Assumptions; Going Back to the River; Winter Numbers; and Selected Poems: 1965-1990. She is director of the masters' program in creative writing and literature at the City College of New York and lives in New York City and Paris.

Marie-Geneviève Havel began painting at an early age and, in the early 1970s, apprenticed in engraving in the studios of Goetz and Hayter. Since 1988, she has experimented with new technologies, including computer graphics. In 2000, Espace Jean Legendre in Comiègne, France, exhibited her collection entitled Troisièmes Recontres Art el Technologie. Her work has been shown extensively through France and western Europe, as well as in South American and North Africa, and is featured in the September 2001 issue of New Letters, the magazine of writing and art published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

New in September 2001 from Bradypress & The Nebraska Book Arts Center

Presented at the 2001 Nebraska Literature Festival in Peru, Nebraska


Blown Roses

poems by Nancy McCleery

with linocuts by Jaime Hackbart

from Girl Talk (eternity)

Told me she quit wearing any perfume at all and
was looking for a friendship she could believe in,
build on, maybe not for an eternity, but for life.
She said her pheromones were probably dead anyway.

Denise Brady hand set the Perpetua and Optima italic display and printed text and linocuts using a Vandercook proof press on Somerset Book paper made at the Inversek mill in England. She also sewed the sheets using a visible long stitch into covers of French Specklestone, a recycled paper, and Thai Unryu endsheets. 9 1/2 (h) by 6 1/4 inches. 28 pages. One hundred twenty-five copies, hand numbered.


Hayden Carruth:

Three New Poems 




These three recent poems have been hand set in Perpetua type and printed using a Vandercook proof press on Frankfurt paper. Red initials are Romulus Open. The paper cover is Thai Reversible: two sheets of Kozo laminated, tobacco brown on the outside and sienna inside. 10 pp. 5 3/4 x 8 inches. 150 copies. 1999


This title is now out of print

How Things Happen

poems by Greg Kosmicki

wood engravings by Eric May

These poems - reflections on parenting and work, and everyday life - were hand set in Romulus type and printed on Indian rag & wool paper. Titles were set in Univers and printed in yellow. Denise Brady has sewn the sheets using a visible long stitch into lavender paper handmade by Amy & Alan Potash of Jerusalem Paperworks and endsheets of mustard Kasugami. Eric May's wood engravings, each approximately 2 x 1 1/2 inches in size, were printed in black. 60 pages. 7 x 6 inches. 115 copies. 1997.

$35.00 out of print

 Proof a poem by Denise Brady

Printed from Perpetua type with Univers title on Fabriano Ingres papers pasted together to form a card that closes like a four-flap box. Four small die-cut windows form a central cover pattern when closed. 100 numbered copies. 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches closed. 1997.



 Dante Aleghieri's

Io son venuto al punto de la rota / I come to that point on the wheel

translated by Harry Duncan

Duncan's translation from the Italian of this 75-line 700-year-old poem, a lover's lament, is set in 12 pt. Garamond and printed on Arches paper. Produced on the occasion of Mr. Duncan receiving the Jane Geske Award on Feb. 3, 1994 from the Nebraska Center for the Book to recognize his contributions to the book as printer, publisher, author, teacher and translator. A photograph by the printer was used as a cover illustration. 12 pages (single section). 250 copies. 10 x 4 7/8 inches. 1994.



 My Mother's Hands by Jonis Agee

with a lithograph by Vincent Hron

This short short story was handset in 12 pt. Garamond. Fifty copies were printed on Gutenberg paper and sewn into red Roma wrappers. The text unfolds accordion style inside the title page signature. Vincent Hron's 4 x 3 1/2 inch lithograph "Marbles" is tipped in. (7 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches.) One hundred forty copies were printed on Mohawk letterpress, accordion folded to eight 6 1/2 x 5 inch pages and slipped into a rose colored A7 Simpson envelope (shown here). Title (2 color) and colophon were printed on the envelope. Hron's litho was reduced and printed from a photoengraving on the title page. Each copy is hand-numbered and signed by the author. 190 copies. 1994.

$35.00/Roma (out of print)


Girl Talk (5)

by Nancy McCleery

Broadside of the fifth poem in a series about a love and age and art. Susan McGilvrey provided a woodcut illustration that wraps around the text. 100 copies printed in three colors on Arches, Rives or Fabriano Ingres papers. 10 3/4 x 14 inches. 1994.


     Postpartum Lullaby by Elizabeth Layton

The late Kansas artist Elizabeth Layton began this poem in the 1950s and continued to revise and expand it for twenty-five years. The six-page poem deals with motherhood, grief and hope, cataloging events and mothers both nameless and famous. Layton provided a line drawing to illustrate the title page that was printed from a photoengraving. Denise Brady printed the poem from Romulus type on Rives heavyweight with Harry Duncan's direction using his iron hand press. Mary Gallagher, Ginny Morocco, Bonnie O'Connell and Floyd Pearce assisted. The two signatures are sewn into a wrapper of Rives marbled by Takako Hicken and the printer. 175 copies. 10 pages. 10 x 7 1/2 inches. 1993.



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