Vancouver City Map is a hand-made chapbook of a series of poems about Vancouver and its history. Each book is unique, with cut-out cover art, and a map printed on vellum.
Cover is Canson Mi-Tientes, and the poems are printed on 100% cotton paper.
Edition of 38 2016 14cm x 14.2cm
The Imaginary Lives of Buster Keaton
The Imaginary Lives of Buster Keaton is an artist chapbook made in collaboration with JackPine Press and is co-designed by Hazel Plante. The book attempts to recreate the movie-going experience of watching a Buster Keaton silent film comedy, allowing the reader to 'edit' the text as with cutting and splicing together celluloid.
Complete with ticket, program, puzzle, and original art, this book invites the reader to touch and play, and explores the connections between the writing and film mediums.
A remix of old Buster Keaton shorts, and a preview of the chapbook The Imaginary Lives of Buster Keaton.
The Small Way (Die Kleine Weise)
Twochapbooks in one (tête-bêche): on one side, Onjana Yawnghwe's poems, and when you flip it over, a new book with poems by Hazel Plante. These poems are inspired by paintings by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and features a hand printed over, hand-stitched bindings and vellum endpapers.
Edition of 32 copies 2005. 18.4cm x 11cm
Songs for the Small
A chapbook of love poems as nursery rhymes, inspired by Christina Rossetti's Sing-Song. Original prints throughout and hand-stitched.
Edition of 20 2004 13.9 cm x 10.8cm
Xerography is a little literary journal, edited by Onjana Yawnghwe, Hazel Plante, and Travis V. Mason. The journal featured the works of Canadian writers, real and imaginary.
Four iterations of Xerography were produced: Xerography (2003); Xerography: the Triple Edition (2003); Xerography: Fold (2004); and Xerography: Poste (2008).
g vlynn, Leslie Keyworth Henderson, Lisa Robertson, Avela Grenier, ross priddle, Greta Ransome, Shane Plante, joanna myint, Sarah Banting, A. J. Groot, Rolf Phraze, Travis V. Mason, Alison Zurlish, Spencer Tags, Nathan Slats.
Xerography: the Triple Edition (2003) Contributors
Two: Anonymouse, Michael Basinski, derek beaulieu, Vernon Frazer, Samuel Generoux, rob mclennan, Margueritie Pigeon, ross priddle, Meredith Quartermain, Irving Weiss, Ian Whistle.
Three: Sandra Bunting, William Allegrezza, Jeff Harrison, Shaunna Paull, Travis V. Mason, Chris Yurkoski, F.M. Earle.
Xerography: Fold (2004) Contributors
gustave morin, John M. Bennett, Jake Kennedy, Gil McElroy, Drew Kunz, Gianni Simone, Nico Vassilakis, DJ DeCoste, Susie Bowers.
Xerography: Poste (2008) Contributors
derek beaulieu, Dennis Cooley, Dorothy Field, Jeanette Lynes, W.H. New, Jay Okada, Rob Read, Steven Ross Smith, Mark Truscott, Betsy Warland.
fish magic press
fish magic press is a micropress dedicated to creating limited-run handmade chapbooks. Its editors are Onjana Yawnghwe, Hazel Plante, and Travis V. Mason.
Basho's Poetry Machine
Created by Onjana Yawnghwe and Shane Plante, this "poetry machine" allows the reader to create new poems with lines from 17th century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho. The poetry machine uses the form of the children's paper game "Fortune Teller," enabling chance to remix poetry.
Edition of 30 2005
Tuck Your Toes In
Written and illustrated by Onjana Yawnghwe, this handmade, accordion style chapbook joyously addresses James Joyce.
Edition of 32 2003 5.7cm x 5.7cm
By J. Myint (pseudonym). A painted matchbox slides open to reveal an palindromic poem, emerging in accordion folds.
Edition of 9 2005 3.5cm x 5.3cm
A chapbook of colourful drawings and epigraphs, hand-stitched. This work is inspired by American writer Kenneth Patchen and his exuberant illustrative poems.