ABRACADABRA Kimberly Lyons
Poetry • 2000 • ISBN 1-887123-31-8 • $12 PB • 7 1/2" x 5" • 104 pp
From the delicate, haiku-like observations (“blue/ cov- ers the land/ its prehistoric gesture a cold wool/ skin”) to an edgy, urban “sleep in the hubbub/ of gestures,” Lyons, without fanfare, picks out the intimate, the nec- essary and the more madcap detritus of life in the city, “buried under pink tarp/ bouquets, cellular ravines/ my hair dripping south?”
“A POET of the ecstatic magic of paying attention.”
KIMBERLY LYONS is the author of several chap- books including Hemisphere’s Planetarium Petals (Situations 1999) and Rhyme the Lake (Leave 1994). Mettle, a thirty-six part poem, illustrated by Ed Epping, was published by Granary Books in 1996.
A SMELL OF PRINTING: POEMS 1988-1999 Simon Cutts Poetry • 2000 • ISBN 1-887123-36-9 • $15 PB • 5 1/2" x 7" • 93 pp
This intimate volume of concise, almost epigramat- ic poems contains an economy of razor-sharp works. Ranging from the playful “Rubber Stamp Mini Printer Series” to the lyrical “The Philosophy of Furniture,” A Smell of Printing: Poems 1988-1999 is a delightful gem of a book. It includes both black-and-white and color illustrations.
SIMON CUTTS has been making poems and objects for almost forty years, and began Coracle Press in the 1970s as printer-publisher, editor of spaces. Since then he has employed many of the devices and formats of hypothetical publishing inherent in the small press. Since 1997, he has lived in the plain between the mountains of South Tipperary, Ireland continuing Coracle in its remotest form with Erica Van Horn.
This book was co-published with Coracle.