Local Author Announces New Chapbook of Poems

Morrie Warshawski is pleased to announce the publication of a new chapbook of 30 poems

Photo: quattrostagioni

Morrie Warshawski is pleased to announce the publication of a new chapbook of 30 poems – “this afternoon” – in a limited edition of 150 copies signed and numbered by the author (ISBN 978-0971289-4-6). “this afternoon” was designed and printed by Lisa Rappoport of Littoral Press (Richmond, CA) who used handset type and a hand-fed Chandler & Price letterpress with handmade paper covers.

“In a world full of mass produced mechanically created products, I wanted this collection of poems to be very ‘old school’ and have the feel of a well-crafted handmade object,” says Warshawski. The poems were written over an 18 month period when he was living part time in Santa Clarita, CA. 

Readers have had the following to say about “this afternoon”:

“….honest and vulnerable with interesting leaps of language. And sexy!” Renny Pritikin, Art Museum Administrator and Author, San Francisco.

“The voice is clear, individual, bemused, amusing… I love the way Warshawski looks around and bring everything in. The things that fit, the things that don’t fit. The things that surprise. Love the way he turns it all into love… Congratulations!” – Peter Clothier, Los Angeles Art Critic and Author

“What a stunning book. The layout and design are both beautiful and the poems, oh, the poems. At times tender, elliptical, and surreal—pushing the boundaries of the ethereal and the earthbound. Quite a feat. Lovely, lovely, lovely. It is inspiring to see what Warshawski has let escape onto the page. A great gift. Thank you!” – Howard Aaron, Author and Teacher, Portland, Oregon

“this afternoon” is available for $30 plus $4 postage at http://warshawski.com/books.html or by sending a check to the author: 
Morrie Warshawski
1480 Cedar Avenue
Napa, CA 94559

Morrie Warshawski is a writer and nonprofit arts consultant currently living in Napa, CA. He grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas, attended the University of Kansas, University of Southern California, and the Graduate Writers’ Workshop in Poetry at the University of Iowa. His work has appeared in a number of literary journals (NEW YORK QUARTERLY, INDIANA REVIEW and others) and two of his artists books are in the Franklin Furnace Archive collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.