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9×12 rag laid sheets Using natural fibers
marbled papers John’s book is out!
Picasso, Thoreau chapbooks/broadsides
News: John is working on fabric slurries using his new Ninja pro blender and retting inner barks, okkra stems and poppy straw for additives. Also drying flower petals – cornflower, bee balm, chicory, sunflowers, crepe myrtle.
Much as I love papermaking, where I’m best qualified and most knowledgable, this site and my book arts focus elsewhere. If I could be anywhere working, it would be in this shop, printing on the paper I make. Probably a new bookmark – sure to check out the quotes page. Contact me about any of this at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Paper Plant Press publishes broadsides, folders and chapbooks using handlaid recycled paper and letterpress printing in conjunction with current desktop publishing technologies. From 1983-90, the Paper Plant bookstore sponsored a weekly open poetry series, and many of the chapbook authors emerged from that setting. Twenty published titles include award-winning alternative literature, a fine arts calendar, and a children’s book. Many of our writers regularly feature as performance poets. We seek to present an alternative take on the publishing process, looking for non-academic, even non-literary influences, in a search for poetry as an oral art, in a belief that poetry is an essential and multifarious expression of life.
John Dancy-Jones, Publisher, Printer & Papermaker