Fritz Swanson is the director of Wolverine Press, the letterpress studio of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program. He teaches creative writing, essay writing, and literature at the University of Michigan. His writing has appeared in The Believer, Best American Fantasy, McSweeney’s, Mid-American Review, Esopus, LSA Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, and The Christian Science Monitor. He owns and operates Manchester Press, a letterpress studio. Fritz lives in Manchester, Michigan, with his wife Sara and his children Oscar and Abigail.
In honor of Professor Nicholas Delbanco, and on the occasion of his retirement, Fritz Swanson and Wolverine Press have printed a chapbook edition of his very first short story, “Composition,” originally published in 1979. There are 250 copies in the edition, and 10 of them have been set aside for FWR’s fundraiser.
Fritz Swanson has graciously donated time, talent and materials to create a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind edition of Charles Baxter’s poem “Please Marry Me” for The Great Write Off and The State of the Book. The top five FWR fundraisers for The Great Write Off will get one of only 100 copies of the poem handmade with care by Fritz.
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