Monthly Archives: December 2012

Woodblock Print Poet Postcards

Before the year ended, I finally got around to printing postcard reproductions of some of my favorite poets from woodblocks that I carved. Blatant Crass Commercialism ( BCC ) Warning :  You can get a set of 5 postcards at … Continue reading

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Fritz Eichenberg’s Wood Engraving Illustrations

Much to my delight, I was able to locate a used, reasonably priced, cloth bound edition of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales ( 1995, New Directions Books ) with wood engraving illustrations by the prolific book illustrator, Fritz … Continue reading

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Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

Every Christmas I put in a cassette tape ( the bookstore did not carry the CD-version at the time ) and listen to Dylan Thomas, in his ever-so theatrical, booming voice, reading his charming account of his childhood memories of Christmas … Continue reading

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John Clare Woodblock

Just finished carving a woodblock of the poet John Clare. The above photo shows what it looks like before its inked for printing.  Previously, I had posted this poem about him:                   … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “A Wittgenstein Valentine”

A new biography by Ray Monk, The Life of J Robert Oppenheimer, has been published recently.  A few years back, I read Ray Monk’s biography of Wittgenstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein: Duty of Genius, and have it sitting on my desk to re-read … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “Procrustean Labor of Love”

According to the gruesome Greek myth, Procrustes was a smith by trade who robbed and murdered his victims by measuring and fitting them on his iron beds by either stretching them or cutting off their legs. He was captured by … Continue reading

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