Counterfeit Crank & Pearl’s Cafe

by joseph ridgwell

I returned home this evening, bleary of eye and blue of soul, to find this little ray of sunshine had dropped thru the letterbox in my absence. It had been a hard’s day’s bullshit, but now there was something to look forward to, a touch of poetry in the late and quiet night. And not just any old poetry, but modern poetry for private people. For more details of this extraordianry publication, which includes my first ever broadside, read on…

Modern Poetry for Private People. A one-off chapbook journal. Published May 2012. Previously unpublished poetry from: Charles Plymell, Ntozake Shange, Gerard Malanga, Fred Voss, Alan Dent, Doug Draime, Edward Lucie-Smith, Joseph Ridgwell, K.V. Skene, Joan Jobe Smith, Adelle Stripe, Tim Wells, A.D. Winans, Rob Plath, Gerald Nicosia.
General information: 28 pages. 6″/150mm wide x 300mm/12″ tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Recycled 325gsm Cairn Almond stiff card covers; front cover has large ‘Counterfeit Crank’ signature, stamped in red ink; 85gsm Fabriano Bio Prima Off-White archival quality text paper; 130gsm Hahnemuhle Grey-Blue endpapers.  50 numbered copies available for sale. The first 25 copies in the edition include a tipped in, signed broadside poem by Joseph Ridgwell. ISBN 978-0-9553402-9-1

Strictly limited to only 50 numbered copies for sale.

Pre-orders are recommended. You can reserve your copy by purchasing now…

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