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Out of Print

In the short but exciting lifetime of Penrose Press, a couple of our books have become unavailable when they sold out or the author went in a different direction. Explore these beautiful publications here.

The Pink of the Seams by Sanna Wani

The Pink of the Seams by Sanna Wani, Designed by Brianna Tosswill Through the Gale by Sanna Wani
Aranyani Meets Allah by the Glades
take care by Brianna Tosswill

The Pink of the Seams was published in the Spring of 2019 as an unbound poetry collection contained in an envelope. Wani's observational poetry evokes feelings of flight and flightlessness, and leave a bittersweet taste in your mouth. In the fine press edition all 15 poems (12 + 3 epilogue)  are letterpress printed and accompanied by polymer plate prints designed by Brianna Tosswill. These illustrations combine lush florals with traditional islamic pattern motifs. You can read more about Sanna's creative practice here.

The Size of Texas by Kate Finegan

The Size of Texas Kate Finegan The Size of Texas (detail)
Illustration Sydney Morrison The Size of Texas, open book

The Size of Texas was created in the Fall of 2018 in collaboration with author Kate Finegan and illustrator Sydney Morrison. It is an illustrated short fiction folded inside linocut printed cover art. It is an expression of mundane/unbelievable solidarity. You can keep up with Kate's recent work on her website.

Caterpillar Portraits by Joyce Jodie Kim

Caterpillar Portraits by Joyce Jodie Kim Caterpillar Portraits BCC
Cover Tear in Caterpillar Portraits
Grandpa with Caterpillar Portraits

Caterpillar Portraits is the inagural publication of Penrose Press, dating way back to 2017. It was published in an edition of 100 with linocut ilustrations by Brianna Tosswill to accompany the whimsical text by Joyce Jodie Kim. You can still purchase a digitally printed edition of this lovely storybook in our shop but only until January 2021! If you've read the book, you may understand why every single cover of the fine press edition was torn and repaired (see the third image with the light shining through the cover).