Face Press



Judges’ Comments

Every pamphlet submitted by Face Press was an individual event. Always, great care had been taken in thinking through how each aspect of the pamphlet’s appearance, from the cover, to the type, to the title page, might enhance the aesthetic effect of the poetry. Whether it be the sealed mirror-written pages of Timothy Thornton’s A Very Short Introduction to Ghosts, designed to give up their secrets only when illuminated by a torch, or the carefully sourced seeds embedded in the cover of J.H. Prynne’s Enchanter’s Nightshade, the pamphlets gave repeated examples of a highly productive partnership between the creativity of the poet and that of the publisher.


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