The Grunge Papers      Publishing

 

Over the years, The Grunge Papers has printed and published the following work, generally in pretty limited print runs. Some of what is still available in any quantity can sometimes be purchased through The Grunge Papers' "Etsy" page, or from my table at the (mostly Ottawa area) small press fairs, craft sales and book arts fairs that we attend. Send me an email if you like more information about any of these.

Chapbooks & Booklets

2ND H& 54 - "Exhumed in Venice". Text composed of words and fragments taken from the titles and poems in Steven Shearer's Canada Pavilion exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, as well as from Josée Drouin-Brisebois' essay for the exhibition. Letterpress printed in 12 point 20th Century Medium type on Mohawk Tomohawk paper, and on cover stock rescued from the recycling bin at Coach House Books in Toronto. Printed in an edition of 40 copies. 8 pages, 2.5" x 5.5". ISBN 978-0-9813006-1-0.

2ND H& III - "Recycled Book". Text fragments taken from "TISH and KOOT" by Christian Bok in Open Letter, Twelfth Series, No. 8, Spring 2006. Letterpress printed on paper taken from the recycling bin at Coach House Books in Toronto. Printed in an edition of 40 copies. 8 pages, 2" x 5.5". ISBN 978-0-9739324-7-8.

2ND H& TOO - "Recycled Academia". Words and text fragments taken from the conference program for "The Animals In This Country: A Canadian Literature Symposium", a conference held at the University of Ottawa, May 6-8, 2005. Letterpress printed on paper taken from the recycling bin at Coach House Books in Toronto. Printed in an edition of 30 copies. 8 pages, 2.5" x 5". ISBN 0-9739324-1-4.

2ND H& - "Reused words on rescued paper". Words and text fragments taken from "Studies in Canadian Literature", Vol. 28, No. 2. Letterpress printed on paper taken from the recycling bin at Coach House Books in Toronto. Printed in an edition of 30 copies. 8 pages, 1.75" x 5".

Two Sonnets by William Shakespeare. Usually listed as the 55th and 130th sonnets in collections of Shakespeare's work, these two were first published in 1609. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Lydian type on Mohawk "Tomohawk" paper, with a hand stitched light purple cover. Printed in an edition of 50 copies. 2 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", ISBN 978-0-9739324-6-1.

Bread & Wine - A short collection of six poems, poem fragments & illustrations on the subject of feasting. Letterpress printed on handmade paper and handbound in an edition of 60 copies. Printed as The Grunge Papers contribution to The Ottawa Press Gang's "Feasts" submission to the Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild's "A Book Arts Mosaic" project. 6 pages, 8.5" x 5.5".

Two Sonnets by Philip Sidney. The first and 55th sonnets from Sidney's "Astrophil and Stella" sequence, which was first published in 1591. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene Italic type on Mohawk "Tomohawk" paper, with a hand stitched orchid Canson "Mi-Teinte" cover. Printed in an edition of 50 copies. 2 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", ISBN 0-9739324-5-7.

Two Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Shelley's poems "Song of Proserpine" and "Good-Night" were first published in 1839 and 1822 respectively. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 14 point Cartier type on Mohawk "Tomohawk" paper, with a hand stitched lime Canson "Mi-Teinte" cover. Printed in an edition of 50 copies. 2 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", ISBN 0-9839324-4-9.

War By George - A short collection of cautionary poetry published in the shadow of the American "liberation" of Iraq. Letterpress printed on Canson "Mi-teinte" paper and handbound, this chapbook contains one poem from each of Wilfred Owen, Isabella Valancy Crawford, James Shirley and Archibald Lampman. Printed in a limited edition of 40 copies. 6 pages, 8.5" x 5.5".

Broadsides

"Monition" by Charles G.D. Roberts - Originally published in The Vagrant of Time, by The Ryerson Press in Toronto, in 1927. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 16 point Stern type on purple & white cotton handmade paper. Printed in an edition of 40 copies. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 978-0-9813006-2-7.

"Music" by Archibald Lampman - Originally published in the magazine "Century" in 1891, and republished in the postumous The Poems of Archibald Lampman in 1900. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene type on yellow cotton & gampi handmade paper. Printed in an edition of 40 copies. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 978-0-9739324-8-5.

"Promise" by Charles G.D. Roberts - Originally published in The Iceberg and other Poems by The Ryerson Press in 1934. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Typo Upright type on orange cotton handmade paper. Printed in an edition of 60 copies. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 978-0-9739324-9-2.

"Unsaid" by Charles G.D. Roberts - Originally published in Roberts' book  The Iceberg and other Poems by The Ryerson Press in 1934. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene Italic type on pink handmade paper. Printed in an edition of 60 copies. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 978-0-9739324-7-8.

"Sleep" by William Wilfred Campbell - Originally published in The Poems of Wilfred Campbell in 1905. This reprinting is letterpress printed in two colours in 18 point Nephi Mediaevel type on orange handmade paper. Printed in an edition of 40 copies. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 0-9739324-3-0.

"The Cup of Life" by Archibald Lampman - Originally published in The Toronto Globe, 29 October, 1892. This reprinting is letterpress printed in purple and red in 12 point Deepdene Italic type on yellow handmade paper. Printed in an edition of 35 copies. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 0-9733364-8-X.

"Refuge" by Archibald Lampman - Originally published in Lampman's ill-fated last book Alcyone in 1899, and in The Poems of Archibald Lampman in 1900. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene type on green handmade paper. Printed in an edition of 40 copies. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 0-9739324-2-2.

"Night" by Duncan Campbell Scott - Originally published in Scott's Lundy's Lane and Other Poems in 1916. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene type with a purple linocut on blue handmade paper (8.5" x 5.5"). Printed in an edition of 40 copies.

"I Saw A Distant Ballroom Loudly Fair" by Archibald Lampman - A Lampman poem reprinted for the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the School of Dance in Ottawa. Letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene type on white cotton handmade paper with blue and violet highlights (8.5" x 5.5"). Limited edition of 50 copies.

"Afterglow" by William Wilfred Campbell - Originally published in Campbell's book Beyond the Hills of Dream in 1899. This reprint is letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene type in two colours on Winsor & Newton paper. Printed in an edition of 60 copies for the occasion of the Nepean Museum and the Ottawa Literary Heritage Society's "War of the Poets" exhibition. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN 0-9733364-7-1.

"Godspeed To The Snow" by Archibald Lampman - A poem from Lampman's second book, Lyrics of Earth. Printed with a letterpress in 12 point Deepdene type on blue & white cotton handmade paper (8.5" x 5.5") in a limited edition of 50 copies.

"Ozymandias" by P.B. Shelley - Originally published in 1818, this is one of Shelley's best known poems. Letterpress printed in 18 point Deepdene Italic type with a linocut on orange cotton handmade paper with red cotton and brown flax details (11" x 8.5") in an edition of 40 copies.

"May" by Archibald Lampman - A sonnet first published in "Youth's Companion" magazine in 1895. This reprinting is letterpress printed in 12 point Deepdene type on yellow & white cotton handmade paper (5.5" x 5.5") in an edition of 50 copies.

"A Summer Evening" by Archibald Lampman - Originally titled "Night and Sleep", this Lampman poem is reprinted with a letterpress in 12 point Deepdene type on handmade paper (8.5" x 5.5") in a limited edition of 40 copies.

"Among the Millet" by Archibald Lampman - The title poem from Archibald Lampman's first book. Printed with a letterpress in 12 point Deepdene type on handmade paper (8.5" x 5.5") in a limited edition of 40 copies.

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