Blessing & Homage, poems by Wally Swist, is this incarnation of Timberline Press’s first full-length chapbook. There is a special edition of 35 copies printed on paper handmade by the printer from cotton and linen rag. The standard edition is printed on French Paper’s Speckletone. Both are bound in wrappers of handmade paper, decorated either in modified suminagashi or water-based Turkish-style marbling. The cover papers vary wildly: some of the fibers used are abaca, jute, cotton rag, kozo, and recycled cotton paper.
Cormorants, poems by Jonas Zdanys, was printed in an edition of one hundred and twenty-five using Bembo and Cloister Light types. Thirty-five copies are printed on handmade cotton rag paper. Five of those are bound in boards as a special edition for the author. The remaining thirty are bound in paper handmade from cotton rag with silk inclusions. Ten copies of this edition have handmade kozo paper image overlays; the remaining copies use a commercial kozo paper. Ninety copies are printed on Cougar 80lb text paper and bound in the same handmade cotton rag paper. The first twenty copies have a kozo paper image overlay. The book was made possible in part with support from the President’s Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Sacred Heart University.
A Good Hammer, poems by Albert DeGenova, is Timberline’s 2014 chapbook. The first 35 copies in the edition are printed on handmade cotton rag paper, and the remainder are on Cougar text. The title text (at left) is a digital manipulation from 6-line wood type in the printer’s collection. Preorders will be open until late June.
Broadsides | Series 1: This collection of broadsides for the new Timberline Press consists of poems by members of the editoral committee and friends. Each was set in metal type and printed by hand on a mid-twentieth century Kelsey press. The handmade papers were all made by the printer at the Lost Arch Mill in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the Boston Paper Collective in Charlestown, Massachussetts.
Spurrabration! is a collection of poems in honor of Jim Spurr, printed as a keepsake for his 77th birthday celebration in Ada, Oklahoma.