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Janet Rodney’s Weaselsleeves Press found a home in 1987 on the old Las Dos Homestead northwest of Santa Fe, and from there it quietly introduced a new focus to New Mexico private press work. A poet since childhood, Rodney grew up in Europe and worked there as a journalist and magazine editor before her literary interests brought her to this country.
Spurred by her fascination with the printed word, she apprenticed at a New York fine press, acquired her own letterpress printing equipment, and produced her first book in Santa Fe in 1990. Weaselsleeves work combines contemporary writings with Rodney’s own creative imagery and packages them in skillfully crafted limited editions. Her books are an exploration of the wider realm of language, a study of words from varying historical periods, cultures and perspectives.