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The cover are was created by scanning in a nautilus shell that had been sawn in half lengthwise. My scanner in those days had those big skuzzy ports, but it worked incredibly well. The cover is textured with columns in the white paper printed offset with deep blue.

26 Poems from Snail River
by James Bertolino

  • Year: 2000
  • Pages: 28
  • Binding: stapled and square-spine wrap
  • Size: 5.125" x 8"
  • Limited Edition: 500 copies
  • Price: $10.00 (out of print)

Bertolino’s lyrical style is refreshing and astonishing. His identification with nature is documented in these poems with a reverence and succinctness only found in those who truly honor the earth. Since this book is sold out, check your local used bookstore for a copy, or try Googling. It's a beautiful book with great Bertolino poems.

This was the first book published through Egress Studio Press that was for a Washington State poet. James Bertolino was the perfect choice. 26 Poems From Snail River is a selection from the best of the 1995 Quarterly Review of Literature award-winning Snail River. Bertolino is one of two poets to have won this international competition twice.

With 500 copies printed in 2000, this book is now out-of-print. We will soon be recording the entire book with the voice of the poet, James Bertolino.

Author James Bertolino
Jim is fond of all of nature, all people, almost everything. He enjoys walking our dog Blue out beyond the pond and into the woods, where he often stops to write a poem or two. He is famous now for his after-lunch naps with our cat named Stitch.

About James Bertolino

About the Author James Bertolino is an award-winning poet, a fine mentor, and continues to write surprisingly witty, smart poems. He enjoys feeding the chickens table scrabs on the five acres he shares with his partner in poetry and life, Anita K. Boyle.

More about James Bertolino can be found on his website.