Architrave Press & “Happy Birthday to Me”

Architrave Press has just published my poem “Happy Birthday to Me” as a limited edition broadside of 250 copies. If you don’t know, a broadside is a single sheet of paper, basically a poster, printed on one side. This is the first one I have ever had published. And yes, I am psyched.

Architrave Press is located in St. Louis, MO, and publishes poems as individual broadsides (5.5″ x 8″ 100lb archival card stock) which are letterpress printed the old fashioned way. They are sold individually or in series. My poem is the first one in Edition 2.

You can read my poem online for free HERE.

If you want, you can buy a broadside (simultaneously blowing my mind and supporting a fantastic new press) by going HERE. It costs $3.50, S&H included, via PayPal.

If you’re feeling particularly frisky, you can purchase the entire Edition 2, which includes mine as well as wonderful poems by gaye gambell-peterson, Michael Bazzett, Michael Hettich, Kejt Walsh, Meagan Gamble, Claudia Torres, Shane Seely, Ray Holmes, and Kristen Elde., for $27.50 HERE.

Architrave Press!

I recently received the news that one of my poems has been accepted for the Second Edition from Architrave Press due in Spring 2012. This new poetry press out of St. Louis publishes letterpress printed poems on fine paper, separate pages which one can purchase individually or together in an edition of multiple. The first Edition contains eleven poems by such poets as Julie Moore, Corey Mesler, and Kelli Allen and can be purchased singly or as a complete set online here.  From their website: “Each page is printed on 5 ½” x 8″ archival  card stock using antique letterpress methods. We do this for several reasons: digital age readers have  many choices, so any physically printed material must be special; poetry itself is special and deserves  an elegant vehicle; and most of all, we want to catch the eyes of intelligent, artful readers who don’t  yet realize there is poetry in the world they enjoy.” Right on!