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Taffy Yank

Poetry by Griffith H. Williams.

This chapbook, printed on a letterpress in 2006, was written for my grandson, Connor Lynn Evans. Taffy Yank tells the tale of a seafaring cat who ships out to battle rats across the oceans of the world. Handset in 12 point Caslon Old Style type and printed on an antique Chandler & Price 10 x 15 in Kenmore, Washington, this chapbook contains 12 pages and is illustrated with two of my most popular linoleum block prints.

When a low tide by a nighttime pier
 Reveals a treacherous rock,
Sailors tell lies to conquer their fear
 Of a truth that haunts the dock.

Whispers of pirates and maps … all lies.
 Likewise tales of ships that sank.
But the truth is told when the wind cries
 The cry of Taffy Yank!

Taffy Yank cover

Letterpress Edition: $15
(in-person only)