Chances are, unless you’ve been where I am when I am handing out Broken Jaw’s a little something . . . broadsides, that you’ve not seen one. Some recent ones are travelling with their touring authors. They get mailed (and not just to the Legal Deposit office of Library & Archives Canada!) and they are decidedly mailable.
I started doing/making/publishing them because of rob mclennan and his poem broadsides (above/ground press) out of Ottawa that happen wherever rob gets access to a photocopier. rob said that I should start doing something similar so I did, ten years ago, in 1999. I’m not nearly as prolific with them as rob, and nowadays I tend to print them inhouse rather than photocopy them.
a little something... is an occasional broadside series. They are neat publications, usually in a limited edition of 100 copies, that make a great promotional handout for their author. Each a little something... usually showcases one poem, prose piece, or visual in a 8½ x 11 trifold poster format. They tend to be published on the occasion of an author event . . . often a reading.
The four a little something . . . broadsides published to date in 2009 were for or because of author presentations in Bulgaria and Fredericton:
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if there is time. Joe Blades. Published in a limited edition of 100 for the 5th Central European Canadianists conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 16–18 October 2009. ISBN 978-1-55391-079-4
a little something . . . 28
excerpt from "photograph". Andrea Gibson. Published in a limited edition of 200 for her first performance in Atlantic Canada, UNBSTU SUB Ballroom, Fredericton, NB, 12 Nov 2009. ISBN 978-1-55391-080-0
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Writing and Publishing (one theory). Joe Blades. Published in a limited edition of 100 for a double bill Odd Sunday’s at Molly’s reading, Fredericton, NB. 22 Nov 2009. ISBN 978-1-55391-081-7
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Aesthetics. Catherine Owen. Published in a limited edition of 100 for a double bill Odd Sunday’s at Molly’s reading, Fredericton, NB. 22 Nov 2009. ISBN 978-1-55391-082-4
Interest in getting a set of these four broadsides? Sent $5, or a trade, to:
Broken Jaw Press Inc.
BOX 596 STN A
FREDERICTON NB E3B 5A6
• tel 506 454 5127
• fax 506 454 5134