High5 Press ~ Utah
(Emily Tipps)


By Brian Dickson; Emily Tipps; Jan Pierce; Jennifer Moore
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: High5 Press, 2009. Edition of 60.

5 x 7.5". 4 pamphlet bound books. Letterpress printed on a Vandercook #4 proof press. Type: Optima and Futura. Text and illustrations printed from photopolymer plates. Endsheets: linoleum prints. Printed on hand made paper, a blend of cotton and abaca. Endsheets of hemp and cotton handmade paper. Bound in handmade cotton, abaca, linen and silk paper. Housed in clamshell box covered with Canapetta bookcloth.

MFA thesis project by Emily Tipps at the University of Alabama Book Arts program.

Introduction, Emily Tipps: "In the summer of 2008, I pulled four, half-buried objects from the clay bank of Alabama's Black Warrior River. Soon thereafter, I sent each of three poets one of these artifacts, along with the request that it serve as the origin of a manuscript. (The remaining object, I would use as the source for my own manuscript.)

"Anything from Anywhere is the result of this collaboration between members of a geographically dispersed community of writers. The project is an attempt, from the midst of a transient culture, to overcome the limitations distance places on creative exchange; and to produce something that is, nonetheless, rooted in a specific place."

(ANY )The Thread of Passing by Emily Tipps
(THING) In a Heart's Rut by Brian Dickson
(FROM) Still Life: A Rotating Baseball by Jan Pierce
(ANY WHERE) What the Spigot Said by Jennifer Moore



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By Emily Tipps
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: High5 Press, 2007. Edition of 60.

4 x 6"; 12 pages. Pamphlet construction. Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook SP-15. Papers: Arches Text Wove and Stonehenge. Text type: Big Caslon. Pochoir illustrations. Endsheets are gray Bugra paper. Handsewn binding in black Stone Henge paper covers. Blind embossed with the title, author's name, and illustration.

High5 Press: "Orders is a book of short poems by Emily Tipps, proprietor of High5 Press. The content of the poems is a reaction to the political atmosphere during the post-911 Bush administration, and more generally, to the flies governments everywhere expect the people to swallow."

The lion lays down
what seems a good law. He
has such a fine head, we think
we should follow it. ...


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Thirst or Surfeit
By Elizabeth Robinson
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: High5 Press, 2007. Edition of 60.

6.625 x 6.625"; 32 pages. Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates. Text font: Baskerville; titles: Copperplate Gothic Light. Handmade sheets of banana palm fibers, linen dresses, and flax. Text paper: Hahnemühle Biblio. Casebound in brown bookcloth with linoleum print illustration.

High5 Press: "Thirst or Surfeit is a book of poems by Elizabeth Robinson, the subjects of which are archaeological sites visited or researched by the poet. The binding is a flat-back case binding. Handmade paper inclusions of flax, linen, and banana palm fiber are tipped on to the text pages, in place of traditional illustrations. The earthy handmade paper lends a kinetic, visceral quality to the book."

Elizabeth Robinson is the author of several books of poetry, including Pure Descent, winner of the National Poetry Series in 2002, and Apprehend, winner of the Fence Modern Poets Series. She has received two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Contemporary Poetry and a grant from the Fund for Poetry.

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• Heidi and Jane

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