Poetry Broadsides

 Handmade letterpress broadsides, ready for framing. Shipped in protective packaging.



  
Poetry as Insurgent Art
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

$75.00

Selected lines by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from Poetry as Insurgent Art, copyright 2007 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Reprinted by permission of New Directions. Letterpress printed by Jubilation Press, Ashland, OR. Designed by Sue Rouzie. 11 1/4 x 17 inches.

300 printed, numbered, limited stock.

Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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The Statue of Saint Francis
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

$75.00

Published by Soheyl Dahi of Sore Dove Press in March 2009 in honor of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 90th birthday. The broadside was designed & printed letterpress Bill Roberts in Dover, DE. 6 x 12.25 inches.

Only 100 printed. Limited stock.

Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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Pity the Nation (After Khalil Gibran)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

$40.00

First edition printed in Kathmandu, Nepal on handmade "lokta" paper in multi-colored inks in a limited edition of 250 (hand numbered). Color of paper is ivory and forest green. Ships rolled in a protective case. 17 x 23 inches.

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The Garden as the History of a Queen
Cole Swensen

$40.00

Printed to mark the occasion of the author's reading at Prairie Lights Books on April 20, 2004. Empyrean Press, Iowa City. Designed by Sue Rouzie. 11 1/4 x 17 inches.

100 copies printed, limited stock.

Signed by the poet.

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The Problem of Describing Color
Robert Hass

$50.00

This poem was printed on the occasion of the author's reading at Prairie Lights on the 14th of May, 2010. "The Problem of Describing Color" appears in Time and Materials (2008) and The Apple Trees at Olema (2010), both published by Eco Press, New York, New York. Shari DeGraw and Ian Stewart letterpress printed the sheets on a Vandercook Proof Press. Speical thanks to Cheryl Doering for granting permission to reproduce her drawing. Empyean Press :: Iowa City. 14.5 x 12.75 inches.

150 copies printed, limited stock.

Signed by the poet.

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When I Died
Mark Irwin

$40.00

Printed at Lettre Sauvage, Santa Paula, California, 2007. Pushcart Press XXVIII, 2004. Originally appeared in Hotel Amerika. 9 x 11 inches.

Numbered, limited stock.

Signed by the poet.

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Love Poem
Kiki Petrosino

$40.00

"Love Poem" was printed to mark the occasion of the Life of Discovery exchange organized by the University of Iowa International Writing Program and held in Beijing, Dunhuang, and Xi'an, China, in May 2009. Special thanks to the Chinese Writer's Association and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, whose support made the exchange possible. The Chinese translation is by Liang Yan. Empyrean press :: Iowa City, Iowa.12 x 9 inches.

65 copies printed, limited stock.

Signed by Kiti Petrosino.

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Rhopalic Aubade
Brenda Hillman

$40.00

This broadside was printed to celebrate the poet's reading in Iowa City, December 6, 2006. The poem is an homage to Wallace Steven's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." The handmade paper was created at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and the typeface is Rialto. Shari DeGraw, Kevin Holden, and Dan Rosenberg letterpress printed the edition at Empyrean Press. Speical thanks to the Iowa Writer's Workshop and to Cheryl Jacobsen for her calligraphy. 9 x 12 inches.

100 copies printed, numbered, limited stock.

Signed by the poet.

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Lacandons
Eliot Weinberger

$40.00

This poem was printed in celebration of the International Writing Program's 40th anniversary at the University of Iowa. "Lacandons" first appeared in An Elemental Thing published by New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2007. The typeface is Rialto and the paper is Rives Heavyweight. The image is adapted from a photograph taken by Trudi Blom during her visit to the Lacandon Rain Forest in 1943. Empyrean Press 2007. 16.5 x 8 inches.

125 copies printed, numbered, limited stock.

Signed by Eliot Weinberger. 

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Pennsylvania Pastoral
Philip Levine

$50.00

This poem was letterpress printed to mark the occasion of the author's reading in Iowa City during "The Examined Life" conference at the University of Iowa, April 20, 2012. The typeface is Rialto and the paper is Rives Heavyweight. The artwork is based on a watercolor by Deborah Zisko. Special thanks to the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Empyrean press :: Iowa City. 9.25 x 13 inches.

150 copies printed, numbered, limited stock.

Signed by the poet and the artist.

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I Am the Door
Andrew Joron

$50.00

This poem was printed from Gill Sans types on Hahnmühle photo paper. Photograph by Joseph Patrick. Letterpress printed by Shari DeGraw for Black Square Editions, New York City, 2009. 16 x 8.5 inches.

50 copies printed, numbered, llimited stock.

Signed by poet and photographer.

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Manatee/Humanity
Anne Waldman

$40.00

First edition printed poem in Kathmandu, Nepal on handmade "lokta" paper. Blue and black ink on turquoise paper with intricate illustrations. Numbered, limited edition. 17 x 23 inches. Ships rolled in a protective case.

Shivastan Publishing, 2008.

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