Gibraltar Editions ~ Nebraska
(Denise Brady and Guy Duncan)

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Gibraltar Editions, Who We Are: "Denise Brady has made handmade limited edition books of contemporary poetry for over 20 years. … Guy Duncan has always been passionate about finding new ways to use technology with traditional craft. … Guy was living and working in Gibraltar when the press was founded, which inspired the name."

Ten Poems
Selected from Daniel Simon's Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017
Poems by Ione Gardner, Helene Magaret, Hilda Raz, Martha Collins, Donna Whitewing-Vandall, Barbara Schmitz, Marcia Southwick, Lenora Castillo, Erin Belieu, Stacey Waite
Woodcut by Maranda Allbritten
Omaha, Nebraska: Gibraltar Editions, 2017.
Edition of 35 (20 available for sale)

7.75 x 4.625" unbound book. Letterpress printed in 12 and 10 point Bembo on Kitakata Japanese paper. A woodblock was printed on each sheet and the texts printed over the image. The sheets are folded in thirds and housed with folded slip sheets in a paper wrapper, all made of Speckleton papers from the American French Paper Company. Signed by Denise Brady and Maranda Allbritten.

Gibraltar Editions: "These ten poems were selected in the fall of 2016 from the rich collection edited by Daniel Simon to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood.

"Read together, these ten poems create a broad (unfinished) picture of poetry in Nebraska over the years. The poems reflect on experience both shared and particular, and paint a picture of Nebraska that we hope is familiar and new.

"Maranda Allbritten was born in Murray, Kentucky, and received her BFA from Murray State University. In 2005 she moved to Nebraska to attend graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, receiving her MFA in printmaking in 2008. Maranda is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. This is her second project with Gibraltar Editions." |

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All Along the Fence
A portfolio of poems with an essay by Michael Peich Collected & printed in honor of Harry Duncan, 1916 – 1997 to mark the centenary of his birth Omaha, Nebraska: Gibraltar Editions, 2016. Edition of 12.

9 x 12" sheet size. 17 poetry broadsides; 4-page essay; title page with colophon on back. Each broadside signed by the poet.

Gibraltar Editions: "These seventeen poems printed by seventeen printers from across the continent address the concept of time and span a range of styles. Each broadside is 9 x 12 inches printed in an edition of fifty copies, each signed by the poet. Twelve copies of the complete set including the essay printed by letterpress are available for sale in either a clamshell box or paper wrapper. Proceeds from sales will be used to fund a printing intern at Gibraltar Editions."

Poets and presses:
      Beau Beausoleil with Philip Gallo, The Hermetic Press
      Robert Bringhurst with Jason Dewinetz, Greenboathouse Press
      Lynn Emmanuel with Laura Capp, Pentameter Press
      Kate Gale with Amy Haney
      Dana Gioia with Michael Peich, Aralia Press
      Michael Hannon with Harry Reese & Sandra Liddell Reese
      Maggie MK Hess with Pamela Olson
      Art Homer with Alison Wilson, Nosila Press
      Jill McCabe Johnson with Karen Kunc, Blue Heron Press
      Nima Kian with Frank Brannon, SpeakEasy Press
      Matt Maso with Steve Miller, Red Hydra Press
      C. Perricone with Paul Moxon, Fameorshame Press
      John Ridland with Juan Pascoe, Taller Martin Pescador
      Todd Robinson with Jim Cox, Swing Bridge Press
      Rebecca Rotert with Denise Brady, Gibraltar Editions
      Mark Sanders with Sara Langworthy
      Robert Vivian with Bonnie O'Connell, Abattoir Editions

The New York Times, Arts (April 23, 1997) "Harry Duncan, 80, Hand Printer of Literary Works, Dies": "Newsweek magazine said in 1982 that Mr. Duncan had come to be 'considered the father of the post-World War II private-press movement.' Fine Print magazine said in 1978: 'Harry Duncan's virtuosity, taste and experience have enabled him to reconcile the esthetic and practical demands of printing and typography and weld them together with literary excellence.'

"'Mr. Duncan also had some of his own poetry published, his wife, a former student, said yesterday. 'Because he was a poet and a writer, he believed the book shouldn't get in the way of the poetry; the book should act as a window to the word,' she said. 'And so he didn't overly decorate his books.'''
$400 in paper wrapper
$500 in clamshell case

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What It Looks Like, How It Flies
Poems by Steve Langan
with woodcuts by Karen Kunc
Omaha, Nebraska: Gibraltar Editions, 2015. Edition of 85.

11 x 7"; 28 pages. Handset and printed by Denis Press from Pholiphilus, Blado, and American Uncial types. Printed on Gutenberg, a German mouldmade paper. Three two-color woodcuts by Karen Kunc printed from her blocks. Of the edition of 85, 30 are deluxe bound in vellum and cloth; 55 standard in a handmade flax paper from Cave Paper. (In addition, 250 trade copies printed without woodcuts on Mohawk Superfine were pasted onto Speckletone cover stock.) Signed by artist and printer on colophon. Signed by the poet on the copyright page. Numbered.

Gibraltar Editions: "What It Looks Like, How It Flies, a book of 16 poems written by Omaha poet Steve Langan, is the inaugural publication of Gibraltar Editions, a literary fine press publishing company based in Omaha.

"Langan is the author of the previous collections Freezing, Notes on Exile and Other Poems, and Meet Me at the Happy Bar.

"He serves on the teaching and residency faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha MFA in Writing program and is founder and director of the Seven Doctors Project, a Nebraska Writers Collective program currently based at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His poems have appeared in publications including The Kenyon Review, Chicago Review, Double Take, and Colorado Review."

While these poems have been published individually, this is their first publication in one volume.

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