Larkspur Press

Larkspur Press in Monterey, Kentucky produces books that are works of art.  Larkspur has printed books by Wendell Berry, Bobbie Ann Mason, James Baker Hall, Frederick Smock, Guy Davenport, and Ed McClanahan, just to name a few.  From their website:

 

All our work is handset in metal type and printed mainly on a hand-fed C&P. Sometimes the artwork (photo engravings, woodcuts and wood engravings) are printed on a Vandercook #4 or on a Washington hand press. We publish mostly Kentucky writers in two editions. The regular edition is printed on fine machine made paper, and since 2005 hand bound at the press. The special editions are printed on Moldmade or handmade paper and hand bound, usually with decorated papers over boards.

 

The following is a list of Larkspur Press books that Carmichael's is pleased to carry. We are also happy to special order any book from Larkspur that is still in print and available.

$32.00
SKU: RECRUITERSHCX

One of Kentucky's writing treasures, Silas House, has a new Larkspur Press edition of his short story Recruiters.  This story has appeared in Anthology of Appalachian Writing, Vol. 2 and is now in this lovely edition from Kentucky's Artisan Printer.  It is illustrated by Arwen Donahue and includes Brennen's Ballad by Sue Massek, the inspiration for Silas's story.

 

 

Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of six book including Clay's Quilt, Eli the Good, and Something's Rising (with Jason Howard).  House serves as the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College.  A native of Eastern Kentucky, he is the father of two daughters and lives in Berea, Kentucky.

 

Arwen Donahue earned her BFA at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California.  She co-authored the book This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors (with Rebecca Gayle Howell).  This is the third book she has illustrated for Larkspur Press.  She lives and works on her family farm in Nicholas County, Kentucky.

 

Sue Massek is a musician committed to using the music she writed and sings as a tool for social justice.  As a member of the Reel World String Band since 1977, she has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and Italy.  Her solo work has taken her to Guatemala and Nicaragua.  She currently works for the Kentucky Foundation for Women and lives with her partner on a small farm in Willisburg, Kentucky.


Wood Engraving by Wesley Bates

 

Taylor was Kentucky Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from
1999-2001. (Kentucky's first Poet Laureate, J.T. "Cotton" Noe, was also a
lawyer.) Taylor received the Distinguished Professor Award at Kentucky
State University in 1992 and has won two creative writing fellowships
from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a speaker for the
Kentucky Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and an antiquarian book
dealer.


Wood Engraving by Wesley Bates

 

Taylor was Kentucky Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from
1999-2001. (Kentucky's first Poet Laureate, J.T. "Cotton" Noe, was also a
lawyer.) Taylor received the Distinguished Professor Award at Kentucky
State University in 1992 and has won two creative writing fellowships
from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a speaker for the
Kentucky Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and an antiquarian book
dealer.


 


 

Larkspur Press, 2010

Carmichael’s favorite Frederick Smock has published a new book of poems with Kentucky’s artisan printer, Larkspur Press. Frederick Smock is the Chairman of the Department of English at Bellarmine University where he received the Wyatt Faculty Award in 2005. He has published three books of poetry with Larkspur Press, with individual poems in The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, and many others. He is the recipient of the Leadingham Poetry Prize and the Jim Wayne Miller Prize for Poetry.


 


 

 

Larkspur Press, 2010

Carmichael’s favorite Frederick Smock has published a new book of poems with Kentucky’s artisan printer, Larkspur Press. Frederick Smock is the Chairman of the Department of English at Bellarmine University where he received the Wyatt Faculty Award in 2005. He has published three books of poetry with Larkspur Press, with individual poems in The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, and many others. He is the recipient of the Leadingham Poetry Prize and the Jim Wayne Miller Prize for Poetry.


$16.00
SKU: sabbaths2002

 


 


$10.00
SKU: 12poems

 


$22.00
SKU: thegoodlife

$24.00
SKU: RECRUITERSPAP

 
One of Kentucky's writing treasures, Silas House, has a new Larkspur Press edition of his short story Recruiters.  This story has appeared in Anthology of Appalachian Writing, Vol. 2 and is now in this lovely edition from Kentucky's Artisan Printer.  It is illustrated by Arwen Donahue and includes Brennen's Ballad by Sue Massek, the inspiration for Silas's story.
 
 
Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of six book including Clay's Quilt, Eli the Good, and Something's Rising (with Jason Howard).  House serves as the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College.  A native of Eastern Kentucky, he is the father of two daughters and lives in Berea, Kentucky.
 
Arwen Donahue earned her BFA at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California.  She co-authored the book This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors (with Rebecca Gayle Howell).  This is the third book she has illustrated for Larkspur Press.  She lives and works on her family farm in Nicholas County, Kentucky.
 
Sue Massek is a musician committed to using the music she writed and sings as a tool for social justice.  As a member of the Reel World String Band since 1977, she has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and Italy.  Her solo work has taken her to Guatemala and Nicaragua.  She currently works for the Kentucky Foundation for Women and lives with her partner on a small farm in Willisburg, Kentucky.


$28.00
SKU: GREATNAPSHC

By Susan Starr Richards


$20.00
SKU: GREATNAPSPB

By Susan Starr Richards


$26.00
SKU: RUMORSOFLIGHTPB

By Leslie Shane


$34.00
SKU: RUMORSOFLIGHTHC

By Leslie Shane