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Join JackPine Press on August 30th 5:30pm (SK) for the virtual launch of EF|GH by MA|DE! ZOOM LINK EF|GH Statement:  In Expression Follows Grim Harmony, MA|DE continues to explore the alphabetical — a playful & challenging constrained poetic form of their own making. The writing presented in their newest chapbook is economical, efficient and driven by a sense of exuberance. Since their first micro-chapbook …


Winter Launch with John McDonald, William Klebeck & Gary Young

Tis the season for poetry and hand-crafted chapbooks! Join us at The Woods Ale House on December 9th as we celebrate the launch of two beautiful new works. Brave the cold for drinks, merriment, and readings from the authors! Farm Works is the latest collection of poems by William Klebeck. Interspersed with evocative, prairie-inspired paintings …

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Summer Launch

Join us for the launch of three new limited edition chapbooks: Notes on Assemblage by Phil Hall, The Rope by Adrienne Gruber, and When the Fire Leaves by Melanie Merasty, Saturday, July 22nd, 7pm, The Woods Alehouse, 148 2nd Ave North, Saskatoon

Linocut Jamming

  Linocut illustrations are perfect for chapbooks. They are easy to replicate, cover to cover or page to page; they don’t require a printer, and therefore printer-friendly paper; and they look badass, even when stamped by amateurs. They’re also a throwback to the medieval woodcut-style, which will tickle your antiquarian book fetish. There is a …

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Bookbinding Epiphanies

Want to get started on a book project, but you’re not sure what kind of structure or form it will take? Nothing beats browsing through your local (often University) library’s special collection or artist’s book collection for inspiration, but here are some links that will get your mental pages turning: Start by thinking about what …

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Cloud Art

Frances Hunter is a book designing force. She’s tireless when it comes to traditional bookmaking methods, and her latest JackPine project demonstrates her willingness to take on old school art forms perfectly. Stitching a flat-backed hardcover chapbook with a cloth spine would be a mammoth project to take on solo, but Frances upped the ante by marbling …

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fall launch

We are getting set to celebrate three new limited edition chapbooks by artists from Vancouver, Fort McMurray and Saskatoon with a launch party Saturday, November 29th at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon. From a book of hockey poems by a poet who doesn’t like hockey poetry, to a magnetized dialogue between self-effacing lovers, to a narrative …

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This weekend: JackPine hits up the Vancouver Art/Book Fair

This weekend’s VA/BF will see a flurry of artists and book lovers in downtown Vancouver, and JackPine will be there. Free and open to the public, the Vancouver Art/Book Fair is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2014 the event launches with a Members Preview on October 3 from 6–8pm and takes place …

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next up: summer launch

we’ll be launching three new chapbooks Saturday, July 19th at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon. Come celebrate with some amazing book designers, poets, and visual artists, have a summer drink, and help us eat a mountain of delectable food. Our three new titles are: Intertidal Zones (pictured at left) features images by internationally renowned Saskatoon artist …

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summer launch

We’re proud to be launching two new chapbooks on Saturday July 18: Shanda Stefanson’s Picking Apart the Stitches, and Laura Lamont and Jess Dixon’s Lost + Found. We’re also celebrating the release of our first official poetry broadsheet: James Pepler’s Red, Gas, Amber and Green. Readings start at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre at 5pm. …

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