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!

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!

A Look at the Incline Press

{Ed. Note: I would like to thank Books and Vines contributor Neil for providing some information, sentences and pictures for this article, as well as to Peter Owen, a 30 year Incline Press subscriber who owns each of their books, for his comments.} I recently received a shipment from the Incline Press, and I am enthusiastic to share their work with all Books and Vines … Continue reading A Look at the Incline Press

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by the Pearl Poet, Taller Martin Pescador (2013)

{Ed. Note: This article is provided by Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl.} Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the earliest and most foundational works in English literature.  It is an alliterative romance, i.e., a poem whose genre involves a hero who goes on a quest or pursues a challenge which ultimately proves his honor, bravery and mettle.  It was likely written in the … Continue reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by the Pearl Poet, Taller Martin Pescador (2013)