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Dim Gray Bar Press was an independent publisher of letterpress limited edition books printed at The Center for Book Arts in New York City. Founded by Barry Magid in 1989, its first title was "Dialogue About A Hidden God," a translation of a work of Nicholas of Cusa by Thomas Merton. Subsequent works, handprinted in editions of usually 100 copies or less, included work by Martine Bellen, Wendell Berry, Eavan Boland, Guy Davenport, Sharon Dolin, Mark Doty, Jonathan Greene, Rachel Hadas, Andrew Hudgins, Jim Harrison, James Laughlin, William Matthews, Gerald Stern, Robert Stone, Charles Tomlinson, Jonathan Williams and William Carlos Williams. Magid also edited "Father Louie: Photographs of Thomas Merton by Ralph Eugene Meatyard" (Timken 1991) which included an introduction by Guy Davenport. The press ceased publication in 2000. Barry Magid is also a psychoanalyst and a Dharma heir to Charlotte Joko Beck in the Ordinary Mind Zen School.


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