About the Book
Rapture of the Deep is an original 34 page long poem focusing on the nature of love. Written in Spenserian stanzas, this poem supposes that a mortal helmsman is able to sail on the sea of inspiration with John Lennon, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Sappho. They engage in a debate about the nature of love, and the helmsman is pressed into service as judge. The book is illustrated with three original linoleum block prints and boasts delicate borders on each page.
East Point West Press is all about poetry. My name is Griffith H. Williams, poet, illustrator, printer and binder. Within my rustic one man shop I use an antique letterpress to print volumes of original poetry. Each book, whether a hardback collectors’ edition or a limited run chapbook, features original linoleum block prints. My books, often written in formal verse, cover a wide range of topics; nature poetry, historical verse, mythological themes, lyrical reflection, and poetry for children. Many of my poems follow the formal structures of Welsh bardic verse. Each book is beautifully printed on acid free paper and hand sewn to create a timeless work of art. Books form the backbone of my catalog, but I also print original greeting cards, broadsides, Poetic Licenses and Tag Lines. Bridging the gap between old and new, I am now using Blurb's print-on-demand technology to bring lower-cost versions of my work to the modern era.