I’m thrilled to let everyone know that 2016’s limited-edition (only 50 signed and numbered copies in existence produced) Gaspereau Press-produced poetry broadside, ‘BEAR is NOW available. 


Andrew Steeves at Kentville’s Gaspereau Press has always, throughout the decade we’ve been doing these pieces, developed a great concept and then executed it with aplomb. That said, this year, he’s gone above and beyond, and I’m blown away by the gorgeous artefact he’s made.

bear-print-process-shot-oct-2016The poem text is set in 12-pt Linotype Palatino, while the author name block was set in some foundry 24-pt Palatino . The title block features some 20-line woodcut Delittle. All of this is printed in black and red on 16″ x 14″ sheets of 100lb Mohawk Superfine Text and set off by an amazingly hand-remdered linocut by Andrew himself that really captures the looming presence of a bear (or what might be a bear) along the bottom edge.

A limited quantity of SIGNED & NUMBERED COPIES (approx. 25) are AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE for $30, plus shipping.


Also on offer is the following Gaspereau poetry SUPER-PACK: the brand-new ‘BEAR’ broadside, plus a copy of the Gaspereau-produced, bpNichol Award-nominated chapbook ‘a fist made and then un-made’ (2013), and a copy of the brand-new trade poetry collection “Some Night’s It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work” (September, 2016) for $50, plus shipping.

As usual, copies of older Gaspereau Press-produced broadsides from the last few years [‘table & chairs; set’ (2008), ‘cold spring song’ (2010), ‘the trail is a tangled plumb line’ (2011),  ‘dog’ (2012), ‘february afternoon, near tampa’ (2013), ‘Terms & Conditions’ (2014), and ‘Harbour’ (2015)] are also still available for $5 each, plus shippingUnfortunately, ‘heart’ (2006), ‘hero of the play’ (2007), and ‘rotary; roundabout’ (2009) are completely sold out.

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Intrigued? Feel free to contact Matt by eMail ( if you have any questions, comments, or if you’re interested in purchasing something. 

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