Bottle of Smoke Press, 2007. Staplebound wraps. Small Press poetry chapbook. Unpaginated (12 pp), stapled, between card covers illustrated with one of Denander's own watercolours. Designed and printed in March 2007 by Bill Roberts. The text is in Times New Roman. The first English edition is limited to an edition of 225 copies, with the first 25 numbered and containing an original drawing by the author. The first Swedish edition is limited to an edition of 75 copies, all signed by the author. This copy is in English and signed by Denander at the title page. Fine. Item #548
Henry Denander is a poet we discovered through handling the Billy Jones collection. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden and on Hydra, Greece. For more than twenty years he worked on the business side of the entertainment industry. He has been published mainly in books and poetry magazines in the United States, but also Sweden, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, India and the U.K. He is also the editor of Kamini Press, a small press publishing fine poetry in limited edtions for which he provides watercolour illustrations. His poery is relaxed and conversational, humourous, and with a slightl and refreshing crispness that perhaps come from his perfect English.
The Poems of Mr Blue is an amusing short story set on the island Hydra that has an unforgettable dream-like quality.