A small number of this very rare chapbook has recently been recovered from the storage locker of a prominent Bay Area bookseller. Published in 1973 by Cranium Press, handset in Goudy types and printed on an Albion hand press by master printer Clifford Burke in an edition of three hundred, they are an exquisite example of Burke’s conception of how a poem should appear on the page. The sixteen poems by Pat Nolan, printed on the rag paper ends from a larger Book Club of California job, represent Nolan’s early experimentation with ideas adapted from Chinese and Japanese prosody. The austere brown paper wrapper is offset by the red centered label depicting a group of Renaissance musicians; that it represents a trio, not a quartet, is, in fact, an inside joke. The book measurements are 7.5×6.75 inches (19×17.1 cm). Signed copies of The Chinese Quartet are available for purchase at $50 each and include free shipping in North America (otherwise international rates apply). Cash, checks, or money orders accepted. See How to Order for more information.
“The poems are wonderful as a grouping, and the printing is freaking beautiful. One of the best examples I’ve seen of the type and spacing and paper enhancing the sensibility in the writing.” — Eric Johnson, Iota Press
Still available for FREE from Nualláin House, Publishers is a limited edition letterpress broadside of Pat Nolan’s poem Advice To A Young Poet and his original linoleum cut of Dylan Thomas from the Smoking Poets series, printed by Eric Johnson of Iota Press on a Vandercook proof press. Send your request, along with $2 for shipping and handling, for this limited edition broadside printed on the occasion of Nolan’s reading at the Iota printery upon the publication of his latest collection of poems, Your Name Here. Broadside measures 10×8.5 inches (25.4×21.6 cm).
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with every purchase get a limited edition signed broadside featuring the poem Advice To A Young Poet from Pat Nolan’s Your Name Here and an original linoleum print of Dylan Thomas from Pat Nolan’s Smoking Poets series
How To Order send cash, check or money order (made out to ‘Pat Nolan’) to Nualláin House, Publishers Box 798 Monte Rio, CA 95462 and indicate the title(s) you are purchasing
Nualláin House, Publishers in partnership with Bamboo Leaf Studio is offering two new prints from Pat Nolan’s Smoking Poets series
Also available from Bamboo Leaf Studio are a selection of Pat Nolan’s Buddhist-inspired prints
All linoleum block prints are hand printed on unbleached mulberry washi
and signed by the artist with his seal.
Order through Nualláin House, Publishers Box 798, Monte Rio, CA 95462
Make check or money order payable to Pat Nolan.
Add $5 for shipping and handling for each order.
Here are a few pictures from the publication party for Pat Nolan’s Your Name Here held on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at the Iota Press Printery in Sebastopol, California. Many thanks to Eric, judi and the rest of the Iota Cooperative of Fine Printers for hosting this splendid event. A few remaining copies of the broadside featuring an original linoleum print of Dylan Thomas from Pat Nolan’s Smoking Poets series and the poem Advice To A Young Poet from Your Name Here signed with the author’s seal are still available for those who did not have the opportunity to attend the publication party due to previous engagements or geographic constraints. For a free copy send $2 USD (check, or money order made out to ‘Pat Nolan’ or cash) to cover shipping and handling to Nualláin House, Publishers Box 798 Monte Rio, CA 95462
For those living in the North Bay latitudes of Northern California, Iota Press wishes to invite you to their 5th Annual Open House on Sunday, Dec. 7th, from 2:00-6:00. Please come and help celebrate their first year in the new and bigger shop space at the printery behind the BeeKind Honey Store, 925D Gravenstein Hwy. South in Sebastopol.
The occasion will also be the launch party for their third annual collaborative work, eRrAtiCa 3. This year it is in the form of a portfolio of broadsides, representative of the kind of work each of the members are working on right now. There will also be a demonstration of printing, and impromptu poetry might be read. Maybe some promptu as well. As usual wine and food will be provided, and there will be a table of things for sale.