It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season as your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers, while I sheepishly admit lifting the introduction from the holiday article of last year. … Continue reading It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

Venus Poems, Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke & Tiberianus, Shanty Bay Press (2016)

The Roman goddess Venus is one of the most represented figures in all of Western art and literature. Adapted from the Greek Aphrodite, Venus’s realm includes love and desire, beauty, sexuality, charm, prosperity and good fortune. Along with these feminine qualities (described here as “essential to the generation and balance of life“), her role in Roman society as the patron of daily non-sacrificial wine, due to its seductive power, makes her the … Continue reading Venus Poems, Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke & Tiberianus, Shanty Bay Press (2016)

It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season to be your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers. Please pass this link on to everyone you know, the more that … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!