Where does this store ship from?
From the heart of the Independent City of St. Louis, MO
What is this store's return and exchange policy?
Goods that arrive damaged can be returned for a replacement. Architrave will pay postage for the replacement copy, but not for the buyer to return their original purchase to us. Original purchase must be received before replacement will be mailed.
Shipping & Handling?
We charge a flat $5 for shipping and handling, no matter how much you buy. We use USPS flat rate priority shipping with delivery confirmation so that no poems go astray.
Do you accept orders placed outside of the US?
We sure do!
How long will it take to receive my order?
All orders are shipped via USPS priority flat rate service. Once shipped most domestic orders take anywhere from 3 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks.
How often are new poems added?
Currently Architrave publishes two editions per year in Spring and Fall. Each Edition contains 10 poems (except Edition1, which has 11). They cover a wide variety of subjects, styles and complexity specifically chosen with the non-poet reader in mind.
What's Architrave all about?
Architrave represents a new kind of periodical literature: poems printed as individual pages that allow readers to curate their own collection in the same way that music lovers create playlists. It also allows the poem to move more freely through the world, maybe as an item for a bulletin board, as a postcard to a friend, as a bookmark, as raw material for collage… whatever the reader is inspired to do. They can be purchased individually or in complete editions.
These aren't typical book pages cut from their bindings. Each page is printed on 5 ½" x 8" archival card stock using antique letterpress methods. We do this for several reasons: digital age readers have many choices, so any physically printed material must be special; poetry itself is special and deserves an elegant vehicle; and most of all, we want to catch the eyes of intelligent, artful readers who don't yet realize there is poetry in the world they enjoy.
It is this commitment to reclaim poetry for non-poets that guides Architrave.
How can I submit my poetry for consideration?
Submission guidelines and a link to our submishmash page are available on our website, under the 'submissions' tab.