Shanna Compton


Broadside from Columbia College

In November, I spent a week in Illinois, doing readings at Columbia College in Chicago (with Nick Twemlow), Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal (with Peter Davis), and the Dollhouse Series in Chicago (with David Trinidad, Sarah Meltzer Allen, and Srikanth Reddy). This broadside was designed by Clifton Meador and letterpress printed by April Sheriden. The tab moves the poem! They also did a great broadside with one of Nick Twemlow's poems. I'm not sure if these are for sale, but you can read more about the printing and book arts program at Columbia College here


600 chapbooks & counting

This first year doing the chapbook series for Bloof Books has been a lot of fun. I've edited, designed, printed, trimmed & sewn more than six hundred chapbooks! 

The last two in this year's series are Kirsten Kaschock's Windowboxing (shown above) and Pattie McCarthy's scenes from the lives of my parents

I feel so lucky to get to work with all these terrific poets, and despite my many paper cuts, I'm looking foward to the 2014 series.