Letter Machine Editions started as a conversation between Noah Eli Gordon and me in Denver. We were sitting at the bar at City O City, and we were talking about the great small presses that our friends run—Octopus Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Action Books—and others. Then we started discussing what we’d publish if we ran a press. Before the end of the night that “if” became a “when,” I think—and then it was just a matter of time and energy and money and follow-through.
Carla Billitteri: Regarde! James Wagner: !! Carla Billitteri: Silly, isn’t it? This is me–by way of a friend archivist–travelling back in time. The best image–the image that made me…