Green Cat Press ~ Utah
(Susan Makov)

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Green Cat Press: "Green Cat Press is a small private press located in Salt Lake City, Utah, which designs and hand prints letterpress broadsides and chapbooks (usually under 100 copies in an edition). We have been working with writers and visual artists since 1985. Many artists or writers produced a drawing or a poem especially for us to use as a letterpress broadside or book. We use the finest materials and create unique artwork for each edition. "
   

Broadsides featuring cats
Nature / Environment broadsides
Poetry by Diane Ackerman
Poetry by Margaret Atwood
Poetry by Ray Bradbury
Poetry by Charles Simic
Artists' books by Susan Makov

 
   
Garden of Verses
By Susan Makov
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2010. Edition of 150.

9 x 6"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Mangani Pescia paper in two colors: red and black. Printed and designed by Susan Makov. Signed by Makov. Green Cat Press chop block in lower right corner.

Produced as a contribution to the Parenthesis 19 Portfolio of prints by the Fine Press Book Association.
$50

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Ahora Llueve
(Now it Rains)
By Alicia Giralt
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2009. Edition of 60.

12 x 17.5"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Magnani Prescia paper with four color plates (ochre, green, orange, and black). Text in Spanish and English. Signed by poet and artist.

Broadside designed by Susan Makov with poem by Alicia Giralt. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

www.weber.edu: "Dr. Alicia Giralt was born in Barcelona, Spain. She received a Bachelor degree in print journalism from Wayne State University then went on to receive a Masters in Spanish Literature, and PhD in Twentieth Century Peninsular Literature. ... Her poetry has received two international awards, and it has been published in peer reviewed and literary journals."



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It's raining                                                                                                      Llueve.
That's fine: The fields are thirsty.                                                               Esta bien: el campo tiene sed.
Sparrows, settled on the branches of a nearby cherry tree,…               Gorriones, posados en las ramas de un cerezo cercano,...

$100

 
   

Dharma
By Billy Collins
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2009. Edition of 100.

11 x 14.5"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Mangani Pescia paper with three color plates: warm grey, sand, and black. Green Cat Press chop block lower right corner. Poem by Billy Collins. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Collins. Numbered.

A broadside of "Dharma" by Billy Collins, from Sailing Alone Around the Room published by Random House, 2002.

Billy Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate (2001 – 2003) and was named New York State Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006. He is a professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

The way the dog trots out the front door
every morning
without a hat or an umbrella, ...

If only she did not shove the cat aside
every morning
and eat all his food
what a model of self-containment she would be,
what a paragon of earthly detachment.

$100


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Inhale/Exhale
By Judy Elsley
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2007. Edition of 56.

11 x 15"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Rives BFK paper. Printed in two colors: blue/green and black. Text by Judy Elsley. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Elsley and Makov. Numbered.

An essay by Weber State University English professor Jane Elsley. She completed her MA at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and earned her Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

"at its most basic level, inhaling and exhaling are the definition of life: if we're breathing, we're alive. If we're not breathing, we're dead. Most of the time it's an unconscious process, but completely essential to life. We're really only aware of breathing when it becomes difficult: food caught in the wind pipe, a lung infection, a stuffed nose. ...

"For my life to work well, I need the healthy balance of giving and taking that breath represents. Too much breathing out, and I'm depleted, exhausted. Too much breathing in, and my life no longer feels useful. A good life, for me, is composed of a delicate balance between connection and separation."

$50

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Taking a queue from the press name, Green Cat Press has produced a number of broadsides dealing with feline quirks and curiosities.

   

The Year of the Tiger
By Edward Lueders
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2010. Edition of 75.

11 x 15"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Mangani Pescia paper with three color plates: orange, grey, and black. Illustration by Michal Onyon. Text by Edward Lueders. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Onyon and Lueders. Numbered.

Weber State University: "Edward Lueders is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Utah and a faculty member of the Bread Loaf School of English. Best known among his books are The Clam Lake Papers (1977) and Writing Natural History (1989). Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle, the poetry anthology he co-edited with Stephen Dunning and Hugh Smith in 1966, is now in its newly expanded and revised edition."

The tiger in the house
leaps into my lap
and purrs,
squints up at me
and yawns:
such sharp white teeth!

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Cat Dander
By Kenneth W. Brewer
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2005. Edition of 30.

16 x 19"; Single sheet. Printed on cream Rives BFK. Letterpress printed with three color plates (ochre, brown, and black). Design by Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington. Text by Brewer. Signed by Makov, Eddington, and Brewer. Numbered.

Kenneth W. Brewer (November 28, 1941 – March 15, 2006) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended Western New Mexico University on a football scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and mathematics in 1965. Ken went on to earn his master's degree in British literature at New Mexico State University two years later. After teaching at Las Cruces High School for one year, he accepted a position at Utah State University as an instructor in English. During this time at USU, he worked on his Ph.D. in creative writing at the University of Utah, which he completed in 1973.

Guide to the Kenneth Wayne Brewer Papers: "Dr. Brewer was named the Utah Poet Laureate in January of 2003, succeeding his longtime friend, David Lee. His plan was to use this position to promote one of his passions: poetry readings. He wanted to record Utah poets reading and interpreting their poetry. Dr. Brewer himself participated in literally hundreds of poetry readings around the country and published hundreds of poems and nine volumes of poetry, in addition to several compilations in conjunction with other Western poets and artists."

A cat knows each human's past,
knows which one will love it,
which one will pour it milk....

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Cautious Around Cats
By Gary Stein
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2005. Edition of 45.

15 x 18"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on cream Rives BFK. Text by Gary Stein. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Stein and Makov.

Poetry Quarterly, Volume 5, Number 3, Summer 2004: "Gary Stein's poems have appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Antietam Review, Folio, Gargoyle, and other journals and anthologies. ... He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa, currently serves as Book Review Editor for Poet Lore, and co-edited a poetry anthology, Cabin Fever (The Word Works, 2004)."

You're hungry, like a lot of women,
Or you wouldn't be working over a stranger.
Is it mild, love, fish?

$100

   
   
The Origin of Jim Chee's Cat
By Tony Hillerman
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2005. Edition of 60.

15 x 18"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on cream Rives BFK paper with four color plates: pale green, coral, brown, and black. Designed and printed by Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington. Signed by Hillerman, Makov, and Eddington.

An original essay by Southwestern novelist Tony Hillerman (1925 – 2008) on the "genesis of the feline character" in his fiction. Hillerman is best known for his Navajo Tribal Police series with Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.
$100

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Bad Kitty
By Greg Keeler
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2004. Edition of 100.

19 x 16"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Rives BFK paper using three color plates (cream, red/orange, and black). Illustration and design by Patrick Eddington and Susan Makov. Text by Greg Keeler. Signed by Keeler, Eddington, and Makov. Numbered.

Broadside with text by musician and poet Greg Keeler. He is a professor of English at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where he lives with his wife.

Him mailed me good! We don't pet
Bad kitties. Mr Fuzzy's a bad, bad boy.
Someone get the God damned kitty toy.

$50

   
   

The Cat Improvement Co.
By Brian W. Aldiss
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2004. Edition of 85.

11 x 19" single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Rives BFK paper in three colors (blue, dark blue, and black). Text by Aldiss. Designed by Susan Makov. Illustrated by Patrick Eddington. Signed by Aldiss and Eddington.

Broadside of an original poem by British poet Brian Aldiss. British Council, Literature: "Poet, playwright, critic, fiction and science-fiction writer Brian W. Aldiss was born on 18 August 1925 in Dereham, Norfolk, and is the author of more than 75 books."

… the Cat Improvement Co.
Gives with each pet a guarantee.
"Outside bedroom windows it will not yowl,
Also in corners it will not pee".

$100


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El Gato
By Rudolfo Anaya
illustration by Gus Arriola

Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2004. Edition of 144.

10.5 x 19"; single sheet. Letterpress printed with deep impression in three colors: red, cream, and black. Printed on white Rives BFK paper. Green Cat Press chop block lower right corner. Illustration by Gus Arriola. Text by Rudolfo Anaya. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Anaya and Arriola. Numbered.

Broadside of poem by Mexican-American writer Rudolfo Anaya with illustration by Mexican-American illustrator Gustavo Arriola (1917 - 2008).

www.Britannica.com: "Rudolfo A. Anaya, in full Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya (born October 30, 1937, Pastura, New Mexico, U.S.), American novelist and educator whose fiction expresses his Mexican American heritage, the tradition of folklore and oral storytelling in Spanish, and the Jungian mythic perspective.

Gustavo "Gus" Arriola was a cartoonist primarily known for the comic strip Gordo."

Some people love cats.
Some people don't.
The cat doesn't care,
it loves itself.

$100


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In Honor of Mo
Who Is Our Cat, and We Are Hers

By Joy Harjo
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2004. Edition of 100.

13 x 16"; single sheet. Split edition. Edition of 100: 35 copies (i-xxxv) printed on White Rives BFK; 65 copies (36 - 100) printed on Cream Rives BFK. Illustration by Marshall Arisman. Text by Joy Harjo. Signed by Arisman and Harjo. Numbered.

Poetry Foundation: "Harjo’s work is largely autobiographical, informed by her love of the natural world and her preoccupation with survival and the limitations of language. A critically-acclaimed poet, her many honors include the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. She has received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation. In addition to writing poetry, Harjo is a noted teacher and saxophonist, performing for many years with her band, Poetic Justice."

... We know her as Mo: short for motor,
more better, more cat soul
per square or round inch -
most appreciative we are, and more.

$100


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About Cats
By MFK Fisher
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 1991. Edition of 140.

30 x 22"; single sheet. Broadside. Screen print. Designed and illustrated by Susan Makov. Numbered. Signed by Fisher and Makov.

Fisher reflects on her experiences with cats and perhaps on what it might be to be one.

Susan Makov: "I met MFK Fisher and went out to her place in Sonoma to have them signed. She was not well, and yet was so very gracious and kind to sign them. It took her two days to sign the edition. She was in a hospital bed overlooking a vineyard."

$100


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Other broadsides featuring cats:
My Cat Swallowed a Bumblebee by Ray Bradbury
With Cat for Comforter by Ray Bradbury
Their Engines Drive the Summer with Their Purr by Ray Bradbury
Mourning for Cats by Margaret Atwood
Blackie in Antarctica by Margaret Atwood
Little Unwritten Book by Charles Simic


www.dianeackerman.com: "Poet, essayist, and naturalist, Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry, including A Natural History of the Senses -- a book beloved by millions of readers all over the world. "

   

Extinct
By Diane Ackerman
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2008. Edition of 75.

11 x 13.5"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on White Rives BFK paper with two color plates: brown and black. Designed by Susan Makov. Signed by the author and artist.

Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist and naturalist. This is an excerpt from her book The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals Timeless Worlds (Random House, 1995).

"The word extinct comes from the Latin stinguere (to quench), which is the verb of choice for killing a flame. ... Even in our use of the word, we are confused about whether extinction happens to a species or is caused by that species."
$100


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School Prayer
By Diane Ackerman
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2008. Edition of 105.

10.5 x 10.5"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on Cream Rives BFK paper with three color plates: mauve, turquoise, and black. Signed by poet and artist.

A broadside of Ackerman's "School Prayer," which was written initially for the magazine George and then published in I Praise My Destroyer (Random House 1998).

Women's Voices for Change: "If the encomiums applied to Diane Ackerman in the course of her career were laid end to end, they would not so much circle the globe as blanket it in beauty. She has that rare gift of intelligence that begins in offering – a kind of one-woman outreach program wherein she means to help us all to understand that our time here can be kinder and conducted from the standpoint of humanity’s higher purpose. As a poet, novelist, essayist, and guide to the natural world, she has explained that purpose with the touch of a sprite and the conviction of a goddess. Brava to her for offering her singular guidance to schoolchildren in this poem."

I will honor all life
—wherever and in whatever form
it may dwell—on Earth my home,
and in the mansions of the stars.

$100


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www.wikipedia.com: "Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951) ..."

   
Once the Years Were Numerous and the Funerals Few

By Ray Bradbury
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2004. Edition of 70.

11 x 19"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on Grey Rives BFK paper with deep relief and three colors: ochre, olive green, and dark brown. Design and illustration by Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington. Signed by Bradbury, Makov, Eddington.

The poem, "[d]edicated with love to Maggie Bradbury," Bradbury's wife of 56 years, was written the year after her death and quietly laments the changes brought on by the passing of time.

$100


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My Cat Swallowed a Bumblebee
By Ray Bradbury
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2003. Edition of 50.

17 x 14"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on Cream Rives BFK paper with two color plates: ochre and black. Designed and illustrated by Susan Makov. Signed by Bradbury and Makov.

Bradbury and his wife, Maggie, were cat lovers. At one time 22 cats lived with them.

My cat has swallowed a bumblebee
He sounds like a golden summer hive
Each time he purrs, the air's alive.

$100


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With Cat for Comforter
By Ray Bradbury
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2003. Edition of 36.

12 x 20"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on Somerset. Illustration by Patrick Eddington. Signed by Ray Bradbury.

Bradbury and his wife, Maggie, loved cats. According to www.raybradbury.com: "At one point, in the late 1950s, the Bradbury place was home to 22 felines. In recent years, the number had dwindled to a far more reasonable two: Win-Win and Ditzy." This poem sounds the pleasures of living and sleeping with cats.

$100


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Their Engines Drive the Summer with Their Purr
By Ray Bradbury
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2001. Edition of 50.

27 x 15"; single sheet. Broadside. Screen print illustration and design by Patrick Eddington. Printing by Susan Makov. Numbered. Signed by Bradbury.

Ray Bradbury, recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, died on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91 after a long illness.

Through the years Bradbury wrote several poems about cats. He and his wife, Maggie, were cat lovers extraordinaire. At one time they had 22 cats living with them.

To have Bradbury sign this edition Eddington and Makov traveled to Los Angeles. At the time Bradbury was 81.

$100


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Charles Simic (1938 - ) emigrated to the United States in 1954 from Yugoslavia. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990. He became the fifteenth US Poet Laureate in 2007.

   

Little Unwritten Book
By Charles Simic
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2007.

14 x 20"; single sheet. Letterpress printed with two color plates: browns and golden yellows. Signed by artist and poet.

The poem is written by former US Poet Laureate Charles Simic with illustration by award-winning children's author and illustrator Peter Sis.

This is a second broadside edition of Simic's "Little Unwritten Book" but with a different illustrator. This printing was 130 copies but is a split edition. 80 copies are printed on White Rives BFK with the background in brown ink and 50 are on White Rives BFK in the background in golden yellow ink. Each printing is numbered sequentially; that is, 1 - 80 and 1-50.

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Little Unwritten Book
By Charles Simic
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2005. Edition of 125.

18 x 10"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Rives BFK paper with three color plates: tan, olive green, and black. Illustrated by William T. Wiley. Signed by poet and artist.

Poem by former US Poet Laureate Charles Simic with illustration by American artist William T. Wiley (1938 - ).

Rocky was a regular guy, a loyal friend.
The trouble was he was only a cat. ...

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Margaret Atwood (1939 -) is a Canadian poet and writer. Among her numerous honors and awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Molson Award, the Ida Nudel Humanitarian Award, and a Canada Short Fiction Award. In 1986 Ms Magazine named her Woman of the Year.
 
Mourning for Cats
By Margaret Atwood
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2005. Edition of 70.

15 x 14"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on White Rives BFK paper with three color plates: ochre, grey-green, and black. Illustration by Lee Deffebach. Signed by poet and artist.

Poem by Canadian poet Margaret Atwood with illustration by Utah artist Lee Deffebach (1928 - 2005).

This is Lee Deffebach's last work before her death in 2005. She believed every home should have at least two cats.
$100

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Blackie in Antarctica
By Margaret Atwood
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2004. Edition of 85.

11 x 19"; single sheet. Letterpress printed with deep impression on white Rives BFK paper in three colors: red, mauve, and black. Designed and illustrated by Susan Makov. Signed by poet and artist.

Poem by Margaret Atwood about the demise of her cat Blackie.

Rachel Sloan, Poetry Prom, 2008: "The second poet to read was world-renowned Margaret Atwood, who has published more than thirty-five books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Arriving on stage with an enormous handbag on her arm she read, in her dry, slightly flat, Canadian accent "a selection of 'less recent' rather than 'old' poems," as she put it.

"The audience rocked with laughter as she told us of her much loved cat remembered in 'Blackie in Antarctica.' Margaret’s sister tearfully phoned to relate the news that Blackie had died and to say she had wrapped him in red silk and put him in the freezer to await burial on Margaret’s return."

$100

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Poets & writers reflect on nature and the environment.

   

Sky: An Assay
By Jane Hirshfield
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2009. Edition of 110.

12 x 17.5"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on grey Mangani Pescia paper with five color plates: blue, mauve, light grey, white and black. Signed by poet and artist. Numbered.

Broadside designed by Susan Makov of poem by Jane Hirshfield.

Poets.org: "Jane Hirshfield was born in New York City in 1953. After receiving her B.A. from Princeton University in their first graduating class to include women, she went on to study at the San Francisco Zen Center. Her books of poetry include Come, Thief (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011), After (HarperCollins, 2006); Given Sugar, Given Salt (2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, ... Her honors include The Poetry Center Book Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, Columbia University's Translation Center Award, the Commonwealth Club of California Poetry Medal, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award."

… And so we look right pat sky, by it, through it,
to what also is moody and alters—
erosive mountains, eclipsable moon, starts distant but death-bound.

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turtle watchers
Linda Hogan
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2009. Edition of 79.

11 x 14.5"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Magnani Pescia paper in three color plates (blue, sand, and black). Poem by Linda Hogan. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Hogan and Makov. Numbered.

Broadside of work written by Linda Hogan included in Rounding the Human Corners (Coffee House Press, 2008).

Old Mother at water's edge
used to bow down to them,
the turtles coming in from the sea,
their many eggs,
their eyes streaming water like tears, ...

www.blueflowerarts.com: "Linda Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist, is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures in the contemporary American literary landscape, and is an internationally recognized public speaker. Her most recent books are the poetry collection, Rounding the Human Corners (Coffee House Press, 2008), and the novel, People of the Whale (Norton, 2008). Her other books include the novels Mean Spirit, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Book Award; Solar Storms, a finalist for the International Impact Award, and Power. Her collection of poetry The Book of Medicines was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other poetry books have received the Colorado Book Award and an American Book Award."

www.lindahoganwriter.com: "Hogan was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 2007 for her writing. She has also worked with Native youth in horse programs and continues to teach Creative Writing. A former Professor at the University of Colorado she now lives and works in Oklahoma."

www.poetryfoundation.com
: "Hogan’s poetry deals with issues such as the environment and eco-feminism, the relocation of Native Americans, and historical narratives, including oral histories."

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from Window Poems
By Wendell Berry
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2008. Edition of 100.

14.75 x 16.75"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on cream Rives BFK paper with two color plates: brown and green. Signed by Wendell Berry and Susan Makov.

Broadside of poem #12 originally written for Window Poems in 1985 and subsequently published by Shoemaker and Hoard in 2007.

www.poets.org: "Poet, essayist, farmer, and novelist Wendell Berry was born on August 5, 1934, in New Castle, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington where he received a B.A. in English in 1956 and an M.A. in 1957. ... Wendell Berry lives on a farm in Port Royal, Kentucky."

Much feted and too often ignored, Kentucky Wendell Berry – writer, activist, and farmer – champions traditional agrarian values and practices. This poem foresees "a resurrection of the wild."

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Idyll
Michael Haydn, Horn Concerto in D major
By David Lee
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2007. Edition of 35 & Edition of 50.

11 x 15"; single sheet. Two versions that differ only in the paper: on cream Rives BFK (edition of 35); on white Rives BFK (edition of 50). Letterpress printed with three color plates (ochre, turquoise, and dark mauve). GCP chop mark in lower right hand corner. Poem by David Lee. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Makov and Lee. Numbered.

A broadside of a poem written by the poet on the morning of his son's wedding.

www.poetryfoundation.com: "Born in west Texas, David Lee is the author of numerous poetry collections, including The Porcine Legacy (1974), Driving and Drinking (1979), The Porcine Canticles (1984), Wayburne Pig (1997), News from Down to the Café: New Poems (1999), and A Legacy of Shadows: Selected Poems (1999). Lee has been a boxer, pig farmer, seminary student, cotton mill worker, and the only white baseball player for a Negro League team. He received a PhD in literature, with a concentration in the poetry of John Milton, from the University of Utah.

"Lee explores the interaction of humans and the natural world in his poetry, depicting rural landscapes and lives and often employing a rural American dialect. His collection So Quietly the Earth (2004) portrays the lands of the American Southwest.

"David Lee has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award in Poetry and the Western States Book Award in Poetry. The first poet laureate of Utah, Lee received the Utah Governor’s Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. He taught for many years at Southern Utah State University."

Sky reverberates
with the smudge of cranes.

Their gabble
thaws the clumsy thickness
of winter soaked morning.

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Thirty-five Passages Over Water
By Alan Cheuse
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2007. Edition of 100.

13.5 x 17"; single sheet. Printed on white Rives BFK paper. Letterpress printed with three colors: turquoise, gray, and black.

An essay about the joy of growing up by the sea by National Public Radio literary analyst, Alan Cheuse. This text is an excerpt from a larger body of work that was written "[o]n board the Arahura (which, in Maori, means Pathway to Dawn), the imposing steamer-size car/passenger ferry from Wellington, North Island, New Zealand, to Picton, South Island, New Zealand, ... The weather was fair, bright sun, and once the large auto and passenger ferry pushed out of Wellington harbor ... it churned around the point into the Cook Strait reminding us of where we found ourselves, along the forty-first parallel, facing south toward Antarctica, where the waters of the South Pacific rushed to embrace and meld with the waters of the Tasman Sea."

www.alancheuse.com: "Acclaimed author Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio's longtime 'voice of books,' is the author of five novels, four collections of short fiction, and the memoir Fall Out of Heaven. As a book commentator, Cheuse is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's 'All Things Considered.' His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Idaho Review, and The Southern Review, among other places. He teaches in the Writing Program at George Mason University and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers."

The ebb and flow of waters, the detritus, flotsam, treasures left behind on the sand, the marine life, fresh water and salt mingling in the tides, the sound of buoys on summer nights, bells, horns, the ships anchored within sight of our playlands: the hope this gives you as a child, there is almost no explaining.

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A Lakeland Walk
By Mikel Vause
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2006. Edition of 50.

15 x 12"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on Rives BFK paper with three color plates: light blue, dark blue, and red. Design by Susan Makov. Poem by MIkel Vause. Signed by Makov and Vause. Numbered.

Broadside designed by Susan Makov, Professor Art at Weber State University, of a poem by Mikel Vause, Professor of English at Weber State University.

weberstudies.weber.edu: "Mikel Vause (Ph.D., Bowling Green University) is Professor of English at Weber State University where he is co-director and founder of the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. His essays, poems, and stories have appeared in numerous publications including American Nature Writer, Popular Culture Review, The John Muir News Letter, and The Himalayan Journal. He is author of a collection of essays On Mountains and Mountaineers and editor of The Peregrine Reader, Wilderness Tapestry and two volumes of essays by women climbers, Rock and Roses vol. I and II. He has recently published his first collection of poems I Knew It Would Come to This."

It is something to walk
From Grasmere to Ullswater and back in a day,
Passing from one valley to the next,
Over high mountains,
Beside the melodious stream,
Whose shallow water laughs as it dances over
An ageless bed of round smooth rocks. …

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Juniper
By Brian Aldiss
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 1985. Edition of 300.

28 x 22"; single sheet. Broadside. Screen print illustration and design by Patrick Eddington. Numbered. Signed by the poet.

A bonsai tree meditates on the contained life - pruned, kept alive, but captured in a dish away from its natural environment.

Literature British Council (literature.britishcouncil.org): "Poet, playwright, critic, fiction and science-fiction writer Brian W(ilson) Aldiss was born on 18 August 1925 in Dereham, Norfolk, and is the author of more than 75 books. ... Brian Aldiss is the recipient of numerous international awards for science-fiction writing including a Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) and a Prix Jules Verne (Sweden). He lives in Oxford and was awarded an OBE n 2005 for Services to Literature."

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