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letterpress love

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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!

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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.