Annie Lighthart‘s Lantern won the 2017 Wells College Press Chapbook Contest. The first edition was printed entirely with metal type from the Bixler Letterfoundry at the Bixler Press and at Wells College Press. Includes a fontispiece wood engraving by Gaylord Schanilec. The first edition of 150 copies has sold out (an impressive feat for a “luxury” edition of poetry at $30 per copy) . The second edition is printed offset in an edition of 500 copies by Gaspereau Press, Nova Scotia for Wells College Press. Gaspereau Press is well-known in the Canadian literary publishing world and internationally as a trade publisher with fine press inclinations. We are very happy to make this affordable trade edition available for those who missed the first edition.
From editor Dan Rosenberg’s Foreword to Lantern:
“…what unites and distinguishes this work is a quiet wonder that poetry, real poetry happens: ‘And the human language, / I feel it everywhere in me, easy.’ That sentence goes on, insisting that the world can be met with awe and reverence.
And with this book in hand, it is right.”