Established in 1997, The Bird Press (Thorsten Dennerline) is a small publishing/art project focused on the production of limited edition artist books. All projects utilize some inherent aspect of the book as a point of departure, are designed to evolve in an open-ended manner, and often involve writers as collaborators. Editions range from 15-50 and utilize various print media including: flatbed offset lithography, stone lithography, etching, letterpress, wood blocks, photopolymer plates, and digital pigment printing.
The Bird Press books are housed in numerous library collections, including those of The New York Public Library, Stanford University, Yale University, The Library of Congress, The Getty Foundation, and The National Gallery.
Contact: Thorsten Dennerline
New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Anders Abildgaard, Caspar Eric, Signe Gjessing, Cecilie Lind, Lea Marie
Løppenthin, Rasmus Nikolajsen
My latest project at The Bird Press is New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi, I (Thorsten Dennerline) took the idea of an anthology to Susanne Jorn, Danish poet and recent winner of the Holger Drachmann literature prize, inviting her to collaborate. In response, she chose six poets who are currently making waves in the Danish poetry world. I collaborated with each poet to produce six separate four-page sections of the book. The result is a collection of six unique dialogues. David McDuff translated the Danish poems into English for this dual-language production. Anne-Marie Mai has contributed an Afterword. Lithography, woodcut and letterpress printing are all featured within a hand sewn binding covered in Twinrocker paper.