Rabbit Catastrophe Review
Rabbit Catastrophe is a micropress based in Lexington, KY. We publish a biannual print literary journal of art, poetry, and fiction, as well as small, print chapbooks we call Scrap Chaps.
Our Printing Process
All of our covers are printed on Rives BFK Printmaking Paper which is a 100% cotton rag. All covers, FFEPs, vellums and text blocks are scored and torn by hand to size and then hand folded into books by us.
Books are bound with a variety of perfect and sewn bindings. The design staff loves to experiment with new techniques and materials, so the look changes with each piece we publish. Because everything is made by hand, each copy of our books is unique.
We feel that visually and textually pleasing printed texts provide the physical space to contemplate literature and art slowly and thoroughly.
A Note About Our Title
“Rabbit Catastrophe” (alternately translated as “Hare Catastrophe”) is the title of a Robert Musil story from his 1936 collection Posthumous Papers of a Living Artist. It is a very short story about a baby rabbit attacked and killed by a terrier.