Independent City
By J.R. Tappenden Aurora, New York: Wells College Press, 2016. Edition of 150.

6.25 x 9"; 36 pages. Designed and printed by Richard Kegler and Heather R. Buechler. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. Typeset and cast in 11-point Dante by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Handbound and sewn in Hahnemühle Bugra wrapper. Original wood engraving by Wesley Bates. Numbered.

Wells College Press: "J.R. Tappenden’s new chapbook, Independent City, was selected as winner of the 2016 Wells College Press Chapbook contest out of a pool of over 160 submissions. The Wells College Press letterpress-printed and handbound the chapbook, which features a wood engraving by artist Wesley Bates commissioned specifically for this project.

"J.R Tappenden lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the founding editor of Architrave Press. She earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis where she also served as the university’s first Poet Laureate. Her poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Flyway, Euphony, Ithaca Lit, and elsewhere. Jen is poetry editor for december magazine, and on the organizing teams for both the St. Louis Small Press Expo and the Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series."