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A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit,
embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
from Areopagitica (1644) by John Milton (1608-1674)

Spilt Wine Publishing Company is part of a larger project which includes the website vintagewinepoems.com and the Vintage Wine Poems Video Channel on Vimeo.  spiltwinebooks.com will be the home for all wholesale activity for our products, including bulk sales of Bottled Poetry: Verses from the Vine, an anthology drawn from the pages of vintagewinepoems.com  Look for new and exciting developments here in the coming weeks and into the new year.  
- S. H. Bass    
       11/3/2013
   

AVAILABLE NOW
    Bottled Poetry: Verses from the Vine
         
vinted and bottled by Stephen H. Bass

Perhaps it started when one of our earliest ancestors emerged from some forgotten cave grunting praises for the juice of found grapes gone bad. Ever since, we homo sapiens have been praising, condemning, defending, and metaphorically using and abusing wine in our poetry. The wine poem has been around since the inception of verse, leaving us with a collection of poetry that represents a virtual history of the poetic arts: from the lyrics of ancient Greece, accompanied by the ancient lyre, to the birth of free verse, the “prose poem” – and beyond.  

Bottled Poetry: Verses From The Vine is more than a poetic celebration of wine, revelry, and romance, as one might think when contemplating the concept “wine poem”. Amid the celebration and revelry, you will find poems that use wine as metaphors, fingers pointing to sometimes poignant, sometimes frivolous moons. Partying and parting . . . good times and bad times . . . love, war, non-violence, and murder . . . friends, lovers, and family . . . the silly and the profound . . . the sacred and the profane . . . all somehow linked to a goblet, a bottle, a vineyard – to wine.



THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE WINE ENTHUSIAST!
A MUST ADDITION TO ANY WINE LIBRARY!

Visit vintagewinepoems.com to see sample pages and to purchase individual copies.
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NOW AVAILABLE !

Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: plus Sonnets from the Porte-Cochere by S. H. Bass
                               COMING SOON:
THE POETRY OF ANCIENT CHINA
Early English Translations
featuring the translations of Ezra Pound, Arthur Waley, Amy Lowell, and Shigeyoshi Obata.

PLUS
THE PROSE POEMS OF CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

THE FLOWERS OF EVIL (Les Fluers Du Mal) by Charles Baudelaire



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