Muck Fire


Muck Fire is the winner of the 2010 Robert Watson Poetry Award. $20 with shipping.

About the author. Rachael Peckham's poetry and prose have appeared in the journals Brevity, Diagram, Dos Passos Review, Gulf Coast, Inkwell, Passages North, Southeast Review, South Loop Review, Xavier Review and many others. In 2006 she won the Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Contest, and she has work forthcoming in the anthology of Daughters of the Land (Texas Tech U. P.). She teaches creative writing at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where she lives with her husband and son.

About the book. Muck Fire was set in metal by hand in 12 pt .Goudy Lite #38, a font designed by Frederic W. Goudy. Text was printed letterpress with a Heidelberg Original Cylinder press on 70 lb. Mohawk Vellum, Cool White, using Van Son's Rubber Base Black ink. Typsetting, printing, and design were done by Birch Brook Press of Delhi, NY.

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Twenty Danses Macabre


Twenty Danses Macabre is the winner of the 2009 Robert Watson Poetry Award. $20 with shipping.

About the author. Jay Rogoff's previous books of poetry include The Cutoff (Word Works, 1995), winner of the Washington Prize; How We Came to Stand on That Shore (River City, 2003); and The Long Fault (Louisiana State University Press, 2008). He has also published a previous chapbook, First Hand (Mica, 1997), and collaborated with printmaker Kate Leavitt on Venera, a handmade artist's book featuring his poems and her intaglio prints (Green Eye, 2001). His next full-length book, The Code of Terpischore, will appear from LSU Press in 2011. Rogoff's poetry and critical prose appear in many journals, including The Georgia Review, Literary Imagination, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. He serves as dance critic for The Hopkins Review. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he teaches at Skidmore College.

About the book. Twenty Danses Macabre was set in 14 pt. Perpetua, a font designed by Eric Gill. Metal text type was cast on a Monotype and set one letter at a time by hand. Text was printed on 70 lb. Cool White Mohawk Vellum with an Original Heidelberg Cylinder Press. Ink is van Son's Rubber Base Black. Art was printed by hand on a Chandler & Price platen press. Typesetting, printing, and design were done at Birch Book Press, Delhi, NY.

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No One Says Kin Anymore


No One Says Kin Anymore by Bianca Diaz is the winner of the 2008 Robert Watson Poetry Award. $15 with shipping.

About the author. Bianca Diaz was born and raised in Miami, FL, where she earned a BA in English from Florida International University. She then earned an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She married the poet and chef Josh Stefanko and they moved to Milwaukee, WI. She currently teaches English and is the English Department Chairperson at St. Joan Antida High School. Her poems have been published in literary magazines all over the U.S.

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Brewing in Eden


Brewing in Eden by Elizabeth Volpe is the winner of the 2007 Robert Watson Poetry Award. $10 with shipping.

About the author. A 2001 and 2004 Pushcart Prize nominee, Elizabeth Volpe lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including: Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Diner, Crab Creek Review, Comstock Review, The MacGuffin, Atlanta Review, Louisville Review, Porcupine, Siren, Ward6, Thema, and Lumina. She received first prize in the Briar Cliff Review 2004 Poetry Contest and the 2006 Metro Detroit Writers Contest. She won the 2008 Juniper Prize from Alligator Juniper and has also been nominated for 2008 Best New Poets. New work is forthcoming in Connecticut Review, Tar Wolf, Epicenter, roger, Cave Wall, Crab Orchard Review, and River Styx.

About the book. Handbound and letterpress-printed at Birch Book Press. Wood engravings by Frank C. Eckmair.

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