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(Terry Schupbach-Gordon)

Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press: "Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press was founded in 1989 when Toby Gordon, and Terry Schupbach-Gordon moved to Shoals, North Carolina from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Toby had been involved in bookmaking, papermaking, and illustration. He worked as an illustrator for The Hungry Mind Review, as well as Coffee House Press, and Out-of Hand Press. Terry had co-founded Out-of-Hand Press with Judy Stone Nunneley, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and worked in various school programs around the country encouraging the making of handmade books with children."
Bookworks by Terry Schupbach-Gordon  
excerpt from Just Like Always
By Robert P. Moyer
Tobaccoville, North Carolina: Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press, 2015. Edition of 35.

8.5 x 14" single sheet. Letterpress printed broadside. Woodcuts by Terry Schupbach-Gordon. Signed and numbered by Moyer and Schupbach-Gordon. Numbered.

Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press printed Moyer's short story – Just Like Always. This broadside is an excerpt from that story accompanied by two woodcuts.

Terry Schupbach-Gordon: "I have known Bob for many years, sharing as we do a love of all things theater, puppetry, storytelling, and of course, a love of our time spent at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio many years ago. Over coffee and conversation while planning our 7th grade Haiku and handmade book extravaganza, we decided that we should ourselves collaborate on a project, and so we did."

Robert Moyer: "From the thousands of books I read as a child, to the dozens of folk tales I have performed as a storyteller and director for over a million people, my life has been blessed with stories. From my teachers, Viola Spolin (author of IMPROVISATION FOR THE THEATER), and Paul Sills(creator of Story Theater), I learned to love stories, learned to shape stories, learned to share stories collaboratively. Now, with Terry Schupbach-Gordon, I have shaped and shared collaboratively for the very first time a story of my own, not a folktale."

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Coyote with Coffee
By Jenny Bates
Tobaccoville, North Carolina: Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press, 2014. Unstated.

12 x 11" single sheet. Woodcut. Letterpress. Signed by poet and artist.

Broadside consisting of a poem by Jenny Bates from book by same name and tipped on woodcut image or images from that book by Terry Schupbach-Gordon. Prints were overruns from the printing of the book. Woodcuts on broadside vary as several images used in the book.

Jenny Bates: "I have always considered my writings to be a mirror of the natural world. Like the sea reflects the heavens indefinitely making it possible to discover hidden meanings in its reality. I hope to convey the symmetry between humans and fellow animals. Whether it be in the cycling of pulsating life or silent death. I hope those who read my poetry come to touch the world and the travails of totally different yet kindred beings and, as I do, feel less alone."

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Banished Thoughts
By Grace Winn Ellis
Tobaccoville, North Carolina: Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press, 2012.

10 x 11" single sheet. Woodcut. Letterpress.

Terry Schupbach-Gordon: "This broadside is a collaboration with and old friend and fellow book group member."

Colophon from book of same title: "The poem was written by Grace Winn Ellis who corralled these words after a walk at Tanglewood Park. The woodcut is by Terry Schupbach-Gordon who is familiar also with bats, belfries and distraction. "

Grace Ellis recently started a blog, May 2012. Banished Thoughts was one of her first entries: "After years of quietly hoarding my opinions on the inner life, the public arena, books, and theater, I am sharing them with the wider world. I hope you will find something here that speaks to you.

"Here’s a brief word from the fluttering thoughts that I am releasing into the world:..."

As I walk through my days,
Words collide in my head
Forming chains of language.
What happens when I don’t write them down? ...

$ 35 broadside
$ 65 artist book

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Everyone Sang
By Siegfried Sassoon
Tobaccoville, North Carolina: Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press, 2009.

9.5 x 14"; single sheet. Woodcuts and handprinted type.

Terry Schupbach-Gordon: "Siegfried Sassoon (1886 - 1967) is best known as a poet of World War One. He wrote this poem in celebration of the armistice, just before he learned of the death of his friend, Wilfred Owen. This [broadside] was made in hopes that the beauty of these words will, like the singing, 'never be done.'"
$40 (Last Copy)
artist book (SOLD/Out of Print)



Everyone Sang broadside
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