Big Bridge Press
Poems by Michael Rothenberg. 70 pages. Published in an edition of 600 copies. Designed by Peter Rutledge Koch. Cover photograph by Earl Mann. Illustration of author by Nancy Davis. Joanne Kyger says of this volume: From the Heart is where Michael tests his sincerity, indeed where else? This thoughtful, heartful, plantlover and naturalist expresses himself with no pretense to divine, just women and a hundred thousand sea birds in the pages of this poetry, finding time to consult the better part of himself.
Ann Fields, The
Edited by Michael Rothenberg. Introduction by William Dickey. This book is printed in an edition of 500 copies; there are 100 copies hardbound in boards by Arnold Martinez. Designed by Peter Rutledge Koch. Francis Mayes says of this completed collected works: The reader is in for a shock; its always startling to find yourself close to someone whose vibrant voice responds to every nuance of the breathing world, whose sentient experience is so awake that you find yourself awakened. In a voice as clear as glass tapped with a spoon, Ann Fields intensely lyrical poems reconnect the reader to a heightened awareness of living. This is a book to come back to over and over, whenever you need rain. 285 pages.
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Behold, The Mountain
"This book was inspired by and dedicated to Zenshin Ryufu Philip Whalen to commemorate the Mountain Seat Ceremony and installation of Zenshin as abbot to the One Mountain Temple, September 1991." Drawings and design by Nancy Davis for a tale by Michael Rothenberg. Bound in Momi-Gami paper over boards, triangular in shape, the book opens with a bone clasp. Published in an edition of 20 copies, numbered and signed by artist and author.
20 copies 150.00
< Supplication for the Rebirth
of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche Poem by Allen Ginsberg.
Concept and drawing by Nancy Davis. Typography and printing by
Arion Press using Spectrum types and Rives paper. The Scroll
was executed by Arnold Martinez using Japanese patterned paper
and is 35" X 19". Published in an edition of 76 copies,
26 are hand colored, lettered A to Z, signed by the artist and
poet, boxed in Alaskan yellow cedar. The box design is by Tom
Bass. 50 copies are numbered and signed by the poet.
26 copies 750.00
50 copies 299.00
by Michael Rothenberg. Illustrated by Nancy Davis. This broadside
is 121/4 X 17 1/2", limited to 250 copies, printed in two
colors by Andrew Hoyem, 1977.
< What The Fish Saw Poem by Michael Rothenberg.
Drawings by Nancy Davis. Twowindows Press, Berkeley. 32 unnumbered
pages with one long poem and seven illustrations. 200 copies
numbered and signed by the poet, artist and printer. Printed
in 16 point Bembo on original Curtis Rag stitched into hand made
abaca wrappers. Exhibited in The Rounce and Coffin Club's 1986
Western Book Exhibit. First chapbook by the author.
200 copies 50.00
Nightmare Of The Violins
Poem by Michael Rothenberg. Illustrations by Nancy Davis. Twowindows Press, Berkeley. Printed in an edition of two hundred and twenty-six copies, from Van Dijck types. Twenty-six copies, hand colored by the artist are on handmade Prairie by Twinrocker, bound by Arnold Martinez in paper over boards with quarter whip snake, boxed in cloth over boards, lettered A to Z and signed by poet, artist and printer. 1987.
200 copies 50.00
26 copies 150.00
The Dusky Seaside Sparrow
Poem by Michael Rothenberg. IIllustration concept and drawings
by Nancy Davis with thanks to Luis Baptista for his sparrow illustration,
sonogram and ornithological notes. This broadside is limited
to 126 copies, 26 of which are lettered and printed on Twinrocker
paper, 100 copies printed on Arches cover. The page size is 19
X 26. The poem is set in Van Dijck, text in Times New Roman.
Selected for Fine Print Magazine, "Best of Broadsides".
Printed in three colors by Peter Rutledge Koch, 1988.
< Dahlia Designed and illustrated
by Nancy Davis. Poem by Michael Rothenberg. Published by Big
Bridge Press in an edition of twenty copies. A companion to Behold,The
Mountain, with 11 illustrations, hand drawn and water colored
on Mohawk, text hand-printed. Bound in Momi-Gami paper over boards,
opens from top to bottom with bone clasp. Numbered and signed
by artist with artist stamp. 1989.
no longer available
< Man by Joanne Kyger and Women
by Michael Rothenberg. Two poems. Illustrations by Nancy Davis.
Big Bridge Press, Pacifica, CA. 46 numbered pages with six illustrations.
The page size is 7 X 10. Printed by Peter Rutledge Koch in Centaur
and Arrighi types on Mohawk, hand stitched into Twinrocker wrappers.
Limited to 5 copies signed by both poets and the illustrator.
50 copies 100.00
< Book For Sensei, designed and illustrated
by Nancy Davis. A collection of six poems and 14 illustrations.
Pritned in Centaur and Arrighi types on BFK paper by Peter Rutledge
Koch. 32 unnumberd pages. Accordion style binding and slipcase
executed by Arnold Martinez. Slipcase is gold smaped Mulberry
with persimmon stain over boards. Poems by Andrei Codrescu, Philip
Whalen, Michael Rothenberg, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure and
Jim Harrison. Published in an edition of 100 copies, 26 are hand
water colored, lettered A to Z and signed by the artist and each
of the six poets. 1990.
26 copies 900.00
74 copies 265.00
v Home Movies, a collection of poems by Steve Luttrell. Book design by Jeffrey Haste. Cover art by Michael Waterman. 61 pages.
500 copies 9.95
by Edouard Andre'. Edited by Michael Rothenberg and designed
by Don Gray from Twowindows Press. Foreward by Victoria Padilla.
Introduction by Drs. Robert W. Read and Lyman B. Smith. This
monograph is the definitive work on bromeliads of the region
from the Panama Isthmus to the high altitudes of the Andes to
the south and between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean since
it was published in 1889. Originally published in French, this
edition was translated into English by Doris Love. Includes reproduction
of the original 40 stone lithographs, one color reproduction
from "Tour Du Monde," and a portrait of Andre'. The
paper is 100 pound Cameo Dull. The typeface is Garamond. The
page size is nine by twelve. The book is hardbound in cloth over
boards with a leather spine. Limited to 600 numbered copies,
twenty-six copies are signed by Victoria Padilla, Drs. Robert
W. Read and Lyman B. Smith. There are two hundred and fifty-six
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