Yr Boy Finally Got Into Yale!

Well, sort of.

Here’s an exciting announcement from your friend and mine, Bill Roberts — the madman behind Bottle of Smoke Press — whose archives have just been acquired by The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.

What that means around McCreesh HQ is that there will be super-snazzy hardcover copies of (at minimum) the following titles, maintained in perpetuity ‘til the sun (or some such) takes it all away:

MARCHING
ATHENAEUM
SUNLIGHT (for OA Press)
THIRST (for Artistically Declined Press)
CHINESE GUCCI (for DrunkSkull Books)

Plus any issues of BOTTLE I was in, along with some broadsides, correspondence between Bill & I, and possibly an unpublished old manuscript.

Apologies for the click-baity misdirection…I’m just super-jazzed to be part of the whole enchilada. Since 2002, BoSP has been putting out really gorgeous books by heavyweights and newcomers alike, a proud body of work that can soon be researched.

Viva la small press!




Burning River and the Alibi...

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Chris Bowen, who I’ve shared a press and a cover designer with over the years, was kind enough to give me some space to ramble (and post my cool bookmaking video) over at his Burning River blog. It was a good time, and speaks a bit to how and why we should each find our own way. You can read it HERE.

And the Arts Editor Maggie Grimason over at The Alibi asked me a few questions about Chinese Gucci, which was mighty kind of her! Pop on over for a read and maybe let them know you enjoyed it…and possibly even defend me against my (actual, truly) good buddy Craig’s slanderous (and hilarious) claims!

Lucky #13

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And by that I mean Paper & Ink #13, Tales From the Bar Side.

I've got a short story, Behind the FAT CHANCE in this boozy and ferocious issue of Martin Appleby's magazine. In the "Notes From the Editor" he wisely points out that a certain kind of dive bar is getting harder and harder to find, and that is a sad thing indeed. I enjoyed many a slow and low moment over a pint and my thoughts, even scribbled a few poems on napkins in exactly the kinds of places this issue celebrates, and doubt I'll ever find a haunt as great as they used to be. Martin was especially patient with me as I tinkered with the story, considering (but ultimately abandoning) a serious rewrite of the end. Still this is a better, tighter version of the story. But don't get the issue for that. Check out all these other folks:

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It's easy as pie to get a copy, as you can order through ETSY. Numbers are limited, so don't sleep on it!