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Anton Romatka (5)

May 28th, 2019 · No Comments

We continue our examination of Anton Romatka, who led a curious bohemian existence providing poetry, writing workshops, and calligraphy in Greenwich Village in the ’30s and ’40s. Here are the next four pages of his hand-lettered magazine Calligraphs, from 1935.¬†They include one poem by Romatka, and an acrostic on his name by Richard Zeydel. A […]

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Anton Romatka (4)

May 12th, 2019 · No Comments

Here are the next four pages of Calligraphs, Anton Romatka’s curious little hand-lettered poetry magazine from 1935. One of the poems is by Romatka himself, and another about his “poetry forum”; the others, I assume, are representative of the Greenwich Village esthetic of the time. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Anton Romatka (3)

May 6th, 2019 · No Comments

Anton Romatka published a number of poetry magazines in Greenwich Village, in the ’30s and ’40s. Calligraphs, from 1935, was small in both size and page count, being only 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and sixteen pages. Like his other publications, it was flamboyantly written and meticulously hand lettered. Here are the first four pages. […]

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