Moon / David Romtvedt


Moon was David Romtvedt’s first book-length collection of poetry, and was illustrated with three scratch board drawings by R. W. Scholes. Romtvedt is current Poet Laureate of Wyoming.

This book neither swaggers nor complains; it rests in the hand; it breathes. It is what ought to be merely ordinary in literary publishing – just as peace should be normal on earth and good will, as they say, among women and men. . . the publisher seems to know and believe in what he is doing. He seems to have reasons deeper than self-indulgence, more interesting than survival, and more vigorous than despair. Of how many presses can this be said?
—Robert Bringhurst, review in Fine Print


Moon was designed and letterpress printed by Gerald Lange. It was handset in Monotype Bembo and Centaur and printed on moldmade Nideggen paper. Quarter bound in tan cloth at Campbell-Logan Bindery.

Recipient of an American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Show Certificate of Excellence, a Type Directors Club Exhibition Citation for Typographic Excellence, and a Chicago Book Clinic Exhibit Certificate of Award.

Issued by The Bieler Press in an edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the author and the illustrator. 1984. 79 pages. 6-1/2 by 10 inches. $225.

Note: The paperback trade edition of this title is out-of-print.