Fort Collins poet and printer Crane Giamo sent a beautiful package last week, and I've been dying to share it with you, dear readers. I first came across Crane's Delete Press (coedited with Jared Schickling & Brad Vogler) when I got my hands on C.J. Martin's lovely WIW?3: Hold me tight. Make me happy. I was immediately impressed by how Crane and his coeditors thought through the material nature of the book. Delete Press books arrive in elaborate packaging and often feature a number of different printing styles in a single production, including letterpress printing and silk-screening. This is certainly true of the new Delete Press number, Rachel Levitsky's Renoemos (cover reproduced below), which came packaged in an elaborate handmade envelope with an expertly silk-screened cover and letterpressed backboard.
And since it's Friday and I haven't seen much of Crane's own poetry, I asked him to send on some new work for Notebook Fridays, which I've recently redubbed "Fresh to Death Fridays" for obvious reasons! The poems are a bit difficult to reproduce in blogger's editor, so I've used the Acrobat reader to maintain fidelity to the original. World, meet Crane Giamo (click the corner to enlarge):