after word,

March 25, 2015 § 1 Comment

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or before

 

 

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20 picas 18 pt stick and 1/2

March 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

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playing with my self

March 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

 

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mean while

March 13, 2015 § 1 Comment

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after thoughts

March 11, 2015 § 1 Comment

Codex 2015
It was so many things and I fell in love as I have a wont to do and it was as these things go grand and funny to be part of the conversation, to lose and find my stride awe struck and awe striking, remembering we are who we are willing to take the risk to be, well I mean given the wherewithal no doubt about that,

and there were throngs of people in love with books and all things books and books of every shape and size ridiculous and sublime important and ephemeral seriously funny and funnily serious and those with passion and those with polish, having to choose I definitely hark toward passion, and can forego polish, it (polish) is in its own right just another shtick with nowhere to go, and there were the popular and righteous among us and there were the frivolous and anarchistic and the young and old women and men, all mostly able bodied, ah it is hard work
and there were the freelance with their wares in bags over their shoulders hijacking interested and not so interested purveyors and books were bought and sold for dollars and hundreds of thousands of dollars and others simply looked at so carefully, and joyfully appreciated and there were white gloves and there was laughter and tomfoolery.Inline image
And I know and don’t know at all what any of it means.
Which is to say, I have a good sense of myself and where and how I fit in the world of poets and what my aspirations are, I have no idea of where and how I fit into this world of books and what my aspirations are,
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the thing is I’m not sure it makes a whit of a difference until you start thinking about it or talking about it, and then one, I get, embroiled in that gooey self-consiousness that is not quite self awareness, and doesnot spawn anything particularly creative, or helpful for that matter
so I’m fighting off a cold and playing my banjo! and drawing, and in the background working on a new project about self (ha!) and happily have a recently completed book which is part of this new cycle, accepted in an upcoming art (all media) exhibit called ‘peoples’

and of course printing

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here. say. press

February 7, 2015 § 1 Comment

here. say. press

judi goldberg & Paul Lewis
words, like hands, we count on them for everything

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judi goldberg
heresayer & pressman

Some would say I’ve always been here saying, but there is a particular and impressive clarity distilled through and refracted by typography and brought to bear through the stages of letterpress publication which celebrates everything word,
especially the letters,

And now, it is as an elder with voice and perspective–born of telling and listening to stories told by my elders and those who use story to find their way back to possibility and imagining–and a press

❈✳︎ the press ✴︎❊ 
the first social media, which gave us, the common man, access to the word and to deciphering it

Paul Lewis
solo tango ocean walker
leaning engineer, purchasing agent, builder & safety officer

the presses
chandler & price old style pilot
nolan proof press
lewis book press




more photos, here.

 

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encapsulating

February 4, 2015 § 3 Comments

funny business this whittling oneself down to 200 words–narratively speaking; this in the scheme of a grant application needing to give picture of my worthiness,
or perhaps bent, or….?

Born and raised in urban eastern Canada, then rural USA I grew up surrounded by artists and scholars; farmers and students; languages and music; common sense and psychology; lively conversation and storytelling.
Graduating university 10 years after high school, I worked as a nurse with the mentally ill; it too a story rich world.
Always a writer I began in earnest in 2000 while recuperating from a brain tumor which robbed me, ironically, of hearing and balance.
I read my work at open mics and invited readings; co-founded PenHouseInk Press, and PenHouseInk Guild, which over a span of seven years published five literary anthologies and hosted 3 poetry walks. I was published in local and national literary magazines.
In 2010 I began my work with letterpress and handmade books.
I have handset and hand printed 25 limited edition mixed media, and genre, books; have been in 6 shows, 3 of them juried; and was granted a merit award by jurist Mary Austin. I edited eRrAtiCa 1, diverse works of & by the Iota Press Co-op, contributed to eRrAtiCa 2 and 3, and established here.say. press, a letterpress print studio, Guerneville CA. And now, 
I’m off to Codex!

clocks in at 199 words.

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