Small Press: The Magazine of Independent Publishing; V. 3, N. 1; September/October 1985
R. R. Bowker, , 1985, Wraps, , , Good
122 pp. Wraps soiled and bumped. ''Our Second Anniversary Issue.'' Contents: Features: Books from small presses; Over there: Americans are still busy publishing in Paris by David Applefield; Confessions of a Frankfurt first-timer by Janja Stanich; In Toronto: The Canadian Booksellers Association Convention by Beverly Slopen; Land of Small Presses by Shane Cleary (In Ireland that's the only kind of publishing there is); In Stockhom: The Swedish Book Fair by Nadia Steinzor; Doing Business with mainland China: China books and periodicals by Marianne Yen; Cross-cultural communications by Joseph Barbato (dedicated to bringing out notable works in neglected languages); Funding a Latin American poetry project: A saga with two surprises by Frank Graziano; 'Reckless and Doomed': Johnathan Williams and Jargon by Michael McFew; plus the regular departments and reviews. Cover: Fritz Eichenberg, wood engraving based on E. A. Poe story.
I saw a worm, with many a fold; It spun itself a silken tomb; And there in winter time enrolled, It heeded not the cold or gloom. Within a small, snug nook it lay, Nor snow nor sleet could reach it there, Nor wind was felt in gusty day, Nor biting cold of frosty air. Spring comes with bursting buds and grass, Around him stirs a warmer breeze; The chirping insects by him pass, His hiding place not yet he leaves. But summer came; its fervid breath Was felt within the sleeper’s cell; And, waking from his sleep of death, I saw him crawl from out his shell. Slow and with pain he first moved on, And of the day he seemed to be; A day passed by; the worm was gone, It soared on golden pinions free!Jones Very [1813-1880]