Friday, August 27, 2010

Credo by J. Michael Wahlgren

Greying Ghost is proud to announce our newest release!

by J. Michael Wahlgren

"Wahlgren's Credo is a sea of language awash with a ubiquitous couple, Peter and Mckenna. In its lines, both the spoken and poetic word blend together to create a magnificent, tactile argot. Homonyms are juxtaposed without the irony of puns, as in "...plenty of reel in the real world." With a diamond-cutter's precision, Wahlgren facets these poems around myth and natural circumstances. Ultimately, in this collection of 24 poems, the reader is invited to experience Credo's lyrical terminology and take that first "Step into a New Surface." - Andrew Demcak

"More than the poems of hope or belief, what I love in Credo are the poems of resignation, in which, very gently and romantically, the poet shows how words are the only possibilities left to us." - Darcie Dennigan

5.5" x 8" Chapbook with hand-stamped, punch-out collage covers
and inlay paper. Printed in an edition of 75. Click here for images of the cover.
$6.00 free shipping in USA/Canada. Everyone else, add shipping.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Only Seven (7) Left!

"Corduroy Mtn. once again unleashes the beast this time under the cloak of darkness and fog. Wrapped up in a blanket and left on your doorstep after a nine month wait, our second print issue, filled with an array of eclectic luminaries we've come to adore and respect, springs from the basket and attaches itself firmly to your bosom. Will the moon rise? Will the earth give way? Will lava spill on the carpet? Will there be a third issue? We shall never say never. // contributors: jeff alessandrelli, ivy alvarez, eric amling, peter berghoef, jimmy chen, jennifer denrow, sasha fletcher, emily kendal frey, garth graeper, matthew hittinger, judson hamilton, charles lennox, john madera, nate slawson, ben spivey, j.a. tyler, john dermot woods, brennen wysong,

5.5" x 8.5" Chapbook. Printed text and hand-stamped images, brown bag covers with black ink. Printed on high quality linen paper. Music score end paper. Printed in an initial run of 100.

$7.00 free shipping in USA/Canada. Everyone else, add shipping.



Friday, August 13, 2010

Work continues on J. Michael Wahlgren's Credo chapbook this weekend. Covers should be done by Tuesday and assembly will take place later next week. After that we'll have books by Sampson Starkweather, Jackier Clark, and a quick reprint of Peter Berghoef's News Of The Haircut, which was the first book we ever released way back in 2007. Three years. Holy Smoke.

We're gonna try and have these books available by the time we raise a ruckus in Pittsburgh for the Small Press Festival that's taking place there the 25th and 26th of September! We might take in a Steelers game. Or a Pirates game. Or both! Huzzah! We love Pittsburgh. Been there many times and love that city. We might even relocate in a few years. Squirrel Hill! South Side. Get ready for some chapbooks.

In terms of our stock, Jon Cone's Plesyre Barge is down to 2 or 3 copies. Corduroy Mtn. #2 is moving quicker than anticipated. I have about 20 copies left. They are free when you purchase two other Greying Ghost books!

Nate Pritt pamphlets are moving fast as well. People dig that Nate Pritt poetry, as they should. They three poems he lent us for the pamphlet are so hot the postmen have to wear oven mitts when they deliver the packages. Maybe the postmen wear oven mitts anyways. But I don't think that's a coincidence. At all. Also, imagine how much more exciting baseball or boxing would be if the athletes wore oven mitts!

But I digress.

Back to work.

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