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heather hughes
is a poet who also works as a letterpress printer. She specializes in printing hand-typeset poetry postcards and broadsides, as well as carving and printing linoblock illustrations. Follow her on instagram for process photos. heather is also a member of the Amalgamated Printers’ Association (#965).


She is a studio manager at the Bow & Arrow Press – a 40+-year-old studio at Adams House, Harvard University – where she hosts Open Press Night, teaches Intro to Letterpress crash courses and other workshops, and plans special events and programming. Bow & Arrow Press is temporarily closed due to pandemic precautions.

Her commissions include broadsides for the Cambridge Public Library Poetry Reading Series and for the James Webb Space Telescope Art Show 2017, in addition to book launch announcements, wedding gifts, and more.

Contact heather for commissions, collaborations, and purchases.

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