October 2022
5 x 8 inches |  24 pages

Copies will begin shipping in October, as batches are printed and assembled. See our Instagram to follow along as we go!

ALL funds raised go toward more poetry from Bloof. Enormous thanks to CA for their work & perpetual support.

CHOOSE YOUR PRICE: $9–$108. Please type your price into the field below. The following three prices include special perks from CA. Each perk level is limited to the first 9 orders at the specified amount. No other amounts include perks. The minimum price is $9.

  • For $63 receive the chapbook, plus a telephone poetry reading by CA (limited to 9)
  • For $72 receive the chapbook, a telephone poetry reading and tarot reading by CA (limited to 9)
  • For $108 receive the chapbook, a telephone poetry reading and tarot reading by CA, an additional handmade mini chap from CA, and a jar of CA’s homemade vegan bouillon (limited to 9)

UPDATE, March 15, 2023: Perks are sold out, but copies are still available! Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraiser.

Handprinted monotype and linocut cover
Caligo Safe-Wash Relief Ink on French Paper Co. Recycled Construction 100 lb. Cardstock
Digitally printed interior on Mohawk Via Recycled Smooth Natural White 70 lb Text
Hand sewn in natural twine

Note: Individually printed by hand in small batches, no two covers will be exactly alike. Expect minor variations in color and placement of elements across the edition.

I Prefer the Forests Making Blankets from Themselves is a bonus chapbook, released as a special limited edition alongside the 2022–2023 handmade series. The initial printing released in October 2022 consists of 150 numbered copies. Subsequent reprintings, if any, will be unnumbered (and will not be offered with perks).

CAConrad has worked with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. They are the author of AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021), as well as 9 other books of poetry. They received a 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award, a Believer Magazine Book Award, and the Gil Ott Book Award. Their play The Obituary Show was made into a film in 2022 by Augusto Cascales. They teach at Columbia University in New York City and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam.

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      our metal skin
     when the planet 
       first caught fire
                it was
               before we
               the awful
                thing we 
       held to our chest
   whatever a poem can
  send into the future
   please send the
     we have
      been trying
       to catch
        for as long
         as you can
          hold it
           so glad
     you came by
     thank you
     as always

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