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The Little Heel Lee Moore, Illustrated by David Larson
This quaint and quirky tale is for divergent-thinking children of all ages.  Originally published as a serial in FARCE, the cultural newsletter of The Paper Plant bookstore, this chapbook presents the entire story with the hitherto unpublished conclusion.  Five illustrations by David Larson illuminate the Little Heel's memorable misadventures.
ISBN 0-929170-16-4.          $5.00


We Humbly Declare a Debt of Gratitude Owed to the Following Ralph Dunn
This twelve page chapbook with a letterpressed hand-laid paper cover contains an epic urban poem which moves in a descriptive and humorous way through life on the street. Mr. Dunn, who enjoyed great notoriety as Raleigh's Taxicab Poet, takes a hard look at himself and the decidedly various people he meets, merging dramatic monologue, rant, and nostalgia into a multi-part hymn to the city. Three illustrations by the author are included.
ISBN 0-929170-13-X $4.00


The Uninvited Guest Illus. by David Larson. Billy Odom
These six short stories represent the best of the many stories with which Billy brought down the house during the Paper Plant Thursday Night Readings in the eighties. Billy makes no apologies and pulls no punches as he takes on witch-burning, execution by electric chair, and what could be described as pornography from the Twilight Zone. Readers always have a strong reaction to Billy's work, and these stories are illuminated by six wonderful drawings by David Larson, whose black and white work continues to wow viewers on band posters, zines, and cd covers after twenty years of outstanding and award winning work in the area.
ISBN 0-929170-12-1 $5.00

Translations From the Unconscious
Clyde F. Smith
32 pp. chapbook with handlaid letterpress cover
This title won the Southern Book Awards prize for alternative publishing in 1987. Clyde F. Smith is a Raleigh native who studied dance at UNC-G and received a doctorate in Cultural Studies in Education from Ohio State University.
ISBN 0-929170-10-5. $5.00


Non-Fiction Poems Bob Rogers & By The Blood Ralph Dunn
40 pp. chapbook duet with handlaid letterpress cover
Bob Rogers operates a word processing company in Raleigh while continuing the jazz and radio work he has pursued for over twenty five years. Ralph Dunn enjoyed great notoriety as the Taxicab Poet of Raleigh until his passing in summer of 2001.
ISBN 0-929170-07-5. $6.00


Performance Poems John Dancy-Jones
28 pp. foldout chapbook with handlaid letterpress cover
John Dancy-Jones is a teacher, writer, and small press publisher who has presented his poetry in various featured venues since his seven year stint as facilitator of a weekly open series from 1983-1990.
ISBN 0-929170-11-3. $5.00


Kisses Fred Chappell
Folded broadside letterpressed on handlaid paper
Two poems by North Carolina's finest poet. $3.00


The Whitney Clyde F. Smith
Pamphlet with handlaid letterpress cover
This performance poem is based on the floor plan of the 1982 Biennial Exhibition. $2.00


The Legend of My Sister the Saint Mary Otto
Pamphlet with handlaid letterpress cover
This enigmatic prose poem is the earliest Paper Plant publication still in print. Mary Otto is a Raleigh native who pursues photojournalism in the Northeastern U.S. $3.00


Red Riding Hood Mary Otto
Illustrated by David Larson.
Pamphlet with handlaid letterpress cover $2.00
Mary's sensuous version of the classic is complemented by Larson's sultry line drawing.


FARCE!, Raleigh's Review of Alternative Arts

Four-issue set, Volume 1, 1988-1989 $12.00
This newsletter documents and recalls the burst of literary and artistic activities associated with The Paper Plant bookstore and its weekly open readings during the 1980s. Poetry, reviews, short stories and art. Includes subscribers' handlaid letterpress folio.
1988-1989. ISSN 0899-630X LH.


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