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What It Looks Like, How It Flies Poems by Steve Langan

What It Looks Like, How It Flies, a book of 16 poems written by Omaha poet Steve Langan, is the inaugural publication of Gibraltar Editions, a literary fine press publishing company based in Omaha.


Langan is the author of the previous collections Freezing, Notes on Exile and Other Poems, and

Meet Me at the Happy Bar.

He serves on the teaching and residency faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha MFA in Writing program and is founder and director of the Seven Doctors Project, a Nebraska Writers Collective program currently based at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His poems have appeared in publications including The Kenyon Review, Chicago Review, Double Take, and Colorado Review.


The book was hand set and printed by Denise Brady from Poliphilus, Blado, and American Uncial types. Eighty-five copies printed on Gutenberg, a German mouldmade paper, feature three two-color woodcuts by Karen Kunc printed from her blocks. Jace Graf of Cloverleaf Studio in Austin, Texas, has bound 30 deluxe copies in vellum and cloth, and Brady has sewn the remaining 55 fine copies in a handmade flax paper from Cave Paper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. An additional 250 trade copies were printed without woodcuts on Mohawk Superfine and pasted into Speckletone cover stock. Each copy is hand numbered.





















Deluxe edition (above) with woodcuts by Karen Kunc, printed on Gutenberg,

and bound in vellum and cloth with endsheets of Canson Mi Teintes by Jace Graf.

10 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 3/8 inches. 28 pp. Edition of 30 copies.

ISBN: 978-0-9904562-0-9

$350 each (available March 7, 2015)























Fine edition (above) with woodcuts by Karen Kunc, printed on Gutenberg

and sewn into Cave Papers by Denise Brady.

11 x 7 x 1/4 inches. 28 pp. Edition of 55 copies.

ISBN: 978-0-9904562-1-6

$125 each (available March 7, 2015)























Trade edition (above) printed without woodcuts on Mowhawk Superfine,

sewn and pasted into Speckleton Cover by Denise Brady.

9 5/8 x 6 3/8 x 5/32 inches. 28 pp. Edition of 250 copies

ISBN 978-0-9904562-2-3

$20 each (available April 1, 2015)


Books are available at

Jackson Street Booksellers

1119 Jackson St

Omaha, NE 68102


To place an order, call or email

Jackson Street Booksellers

Phone: 402 341-2664




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