About a year ago, I wrote about how happy I was that Noel Black & I started a reading series here in the Springs. Now, I am even happier to announce that we are also doing a chapbook series in conjunction with those readings, and the first one is out.

It’s a small, dos-a-dos book with new poems by Anna Moschovakis and Anselm Berrigan. The poems in the book were written sort-of-collaboratively by the two poets: they came up with a list of titles and then chose to write poems using titles from that list. The book itself is simple, rough & ready, and in many ways marks a return to the fast, ephemeral productions that took place in the early years of the NewLights Press.

From the colophon(s):

The interior pages were printed on a home laser printer and the covers were letterpress printed from vinyl collagraph blocks and lead type. All of the paper is from the French Paper Company, 100% recycled and hydroelectric. The text was set in Adobe and ATF Garamonds, and the titling type is a modular face designed by NewLights. 100 copies of the book were made.

This book was made for a reading by Anna Moschovakis and Anselm Berrigan on Friday, July 5, 2013, as part of the Say Hello to Your Last Poem reading series. The book was folded, collated & bound by the Say Hello to Your Last Poem 3rd Battalion, 22nd Armored Division: Marina Eckler, Noel Black, Corie Cole and Aaron Cohick, stationed in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

About the authors:

Anna Moschovakis writes and translates from the mountains of upstate New York and sometimes from Brooklyn. Her most recent books are You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and The Jokers by Albert Cossery, which she translated from the French. She teaches at Pratt Institute and is on faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She is also a long-time member of the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse.

Anselm Berrigan is the author of six books of poetry, including Notes from Irrelevance, and Skasers (with John Coletti). A new chapbook, Sure Shot, has just been published as a little magenta thing by Overpass Books. He is the poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail & lives in New York City, where he was supposedly raised.

Anna’s Half / Anselm’s Half
Say Hello to Your Last Chapbook! 2013, No. 1

Poems by Anna Moschovakis & Anselm Berrigan

36 pages, saddle stapled dos-a-dos binding

7” x 5.25” (closed)

Laser printed interior, cover letterpress printed from lead type and vinyl collagraph

Edition of 100 


$5 (plus shipping)

[Editor’s Note: You may notice that the colors in the images look a little strange. You are correct. The covers of the book were printed in fluorescent pink ink on pink paper, which caused the automatic color correction on the scanner to do strange things. But I decided to keep those strange effects, because they seemed more “accurate” than the muted pinks resulting from removing the color “correction.” They’re hot pink—that’s all you really need to know.]