Nelson Ball died on Friday August 16, 2019.
Apt. 9 had the great privilege of publishing three chapbooks by Nelson, including Small Waterways (winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award) and most recently, A Letter to Amanda Bernstein and a Checklist of Weed/Flower Press. A Letter to Amanda Bernstein was only published in June, and has now become his final publication during his life. I have put a pdf of the entire book online for those interested.
Thank you for your trust in Apt. 9 and for your life of small press work, Nelson. We miss you already. I have collected some inadequate thoughts and memories here.