Limited edition broadsides printed on a Vandercook Proof Press using a variety of materials and processes such as hand-set type, linoleum block, photopolymer plate, monoprints and sumi ink painting.
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Nick Flynn, "Headlong" excerpt from the book Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
2012, edition of 120
9.25 x 14.5 inches
$50

Text is handset Futura type, printed on dampened Magnani Pescia paper. The image is printed from overexposed photopolymer plates. Edtion of 120, Printed to celebrate the author's screenings of his film "Being Flynn" at the College of Saint Benedict and the Walker Art Center.

Liu Xiaobo, from Fifteen Years of Darkness
2012, edition of 130
10 x 15 inches
$50

Text is Scala Sans, blind embossed from photopolymer plates on dampened Magnani Pescia paper. Black ink hand-brayered across each print to reveal the blind embossed type. Edtion of 130, printed for the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute and Greywolf Press. The broadside was printed to remember imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, poem reprinted from June Fourth Elegies, translated by Jeffery Yang and published by Greywolf Press.

Tiphanie Yanique, from The Bridge Stories
2011, edition of 130
15 x 22 inches

The text is printed from hand-set Bembo types and the image is made from printing broken pieces of plexiglass mounted to wood. Paper is dampened Somerset Book paper. This broadside was printed in honor of the author's visit to Minnesota in April 2011. Sponsored by the Literary Arts Institute of the College of Saint Benedict. Excerpt is from the book How To Escape From a Leper Colony, published by Greywolf Press, and reprinted with kind permission of the author.

Rebecca Solnit, from A Field Guide to Getting Lost
2010, edition of 100
12 x 18 inches

Printed from hand-set Bembo types on dampened Amalfi Paper. The image is inspired by Yves Klein's "Leap into the Void," and is printed from a combination of pressure prints and photopolymer plates. 100 copies printed to mark the occasion of the author's keynote reading at the Englert Theater in Iowa City, IA as part of the NonficitioNOW Conference in November 2010. The excerpt appears in A Field Guide to Getting Lost, published by Penguin, and is reprinted with kind permission of the author.

Emily Wilson, Small Study
2009, edition of 100
12 x 18 inches

Printed from hand-set Spectrum types on Kitakata Green paper. Images are printed from photopolymer plates previously used in the artist book of Wilson's poems, Morpho Terrestre. 100 copies printed in honor of the poet's reading at Prairie Lights Books. The poem previously appeared in Micrographia, published by the University of Iowa Press, and is reprinted with kind permission of the author.

Ellen Bryant Voigt, Practice
2009, Edition of 130
12 x 17 inches

Printed from hand-set Centaur and Arrighi types on dampened Johannot paper. Image printed from photopolymer plates using torn paper as a negative. Printed to celebrate the author's residency at the College of Saint Benedict, and her award of the Sister Mariella Gable Prize in October 2009. Text printed with kinda permission of the author.

Eavan Boland, Atlantis--A Lost Sonnett
2009, Edition of 100
11 x 16 inches

Printed from hand-set Bembo types on dampened Johannot paper. Image printed from photopolymer plates made using torn paper as a negative. Printed in honor of the the author's Ida Beam Lecture at the University of Iowa in 2009.

Brenda Hillman, In the Trance
2009, edition of 130
19 x 15 inches

Printed from hand-set Spectrum types on dampened Iyo Glazed paper. The image is printed from a large photopolymer plate, inked with a split fountain roll to create the gradient color. Each image plate was individually hand-wiped with solvent before printing, making the wave color and texture variable within the edition. Printed to celebrate the author's participation in "Peace, Poetry, & Politics" at the College of Saint Benedict in January 2009. Poem printed with kind permission of the author.

Louise Gluck, A Village Life
2008, edition of 150
12 x 26 inches

Poem is set in digitally composed Minion types and printed from photopolymer plates on Rives Heavyweight paper. The image is three-layer print made using photopolymer plates. The broadside was printed to celebrate the author's visit to the University of Iowa in 2008. This poem was previously published in The New Yorker, and was reprinted with permission of the author.

Ann Carson, from Recipe
2007, edition of 120
12 x 17 inches

This broadside was an assemblage of sixteen sonnets by Ann Carson. In collaboration with Robert Currie, the poet selected fragments of each sonnet and arranged them to form a new poem. The poem is printed from hand-set Dante type, with photopolymer lines printed around it. Each broadside is hand painted with sumi ink, and then washed with water and sprinkled with salt. The broadsides accompanied a dance/reading performance by ac and rc, held at The College of Saint Benedict in 2007.

Donald Hall, Maples
2007, edition of 240
8 x 24 inches

Poem is digitally composed using Centaur type, and printed from photopolymer plates. The paper was specially made by Mary Hark for this project, and is a mixture of raw flax, and linen cloth. This broadside was commissioned for Donald Hall's Lauerate reading at the College of Saint Benedict in 2007. The poem was first published in The New Yorker, and was reprinted with permission of the author.

Marilynne Robinson, from Gilead
2008, edition of 120
16 x 20 inches

Printed from Spectrum types using photopolymer plates. The image was printed from shaped plastic triangles mounted to a wood support. The paper is Fabrianon Watercolor. The broadside was printed to celebrate the author's reading at the College of Saint Benedict. The excerpt is from the book Gilead, published by Fararr, Straus, & Gir0ux, and is printed here with permission of the author.

Robert Hass, The Problem of Describing Trees
2006, edition of 150
14 x 18 inches

Printed with Jenson types from photopolymer plates. The image is printed using photopolymer plates and linoleum blocks, combined with layered sumi ink washes between press runs. The paper is Thai Kozo. Broadside printed to celebrate the author's reading at the College of Saint Benedict in February 2006.
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