Alex Green has created a wonderful limited edition broadside of my poem “An Agenda Even When They Don’t Have A Body” & signed copies are available at Arbalest Press. I feel so fortunate that a talented friend made art on my behalf. It’s also the first time I’m on the receiving end of letterpress love. Japanese mulberry paper! Swoon!
I’m almost as excited to have new letterpress projects of my own underway. Ideally within the next month I’ll be adding photos and info here for one: an ongoing series of poetry postcards. In the initial batch are poems and excerpts by Sumita Chakraborty, Eduardo C. Corral, Danielle Legros Georges, and Julia Story. I typeset by hand, letter by letter, and this generates unusual perspectives on poems as I work physically and minutely. The music of a line breaks down, and each word swells, swells, swells. White space becomes a puzzle, a joining of the practical limitations of lead and the desired effect on the page.
Maybe there will be some in-progress photos over in the twitterverse as the postcards come together.