I love getting mail, especially mail from overseas. The carrier came to the gate yesterday with a package from Alan Halsey and Geraldine Monk's remarkable bookstore/press West House Books in Sheffield England. Here's what was inside:
Tom Raworth's chapbook Emptily published by The Figures in 1994 with drawings are by Suzanne McClelland.
As much as I do relish in packages from afar, it's unfortunate that the cost of postage has soared in the last decade. To ship a copy of Mimeo Mimeo to England costs as much as the magazine itself. In an effort to keep prices low for mimeo lovers throughout Europe, West House will carry Mimeo Mimeo as well as Cuneiform Books. Check it out, and while you're there, do observe their carefully selected, very reasonably priced, used book section along with books published under their own imprint. Did I mention that there's also a gallery? You can't do much better than than West House Books.