I have a little wall of framed broadsides between my kitchen and bathroom—letterpress gems I’ve bought at bookfairs and readings across the country—and I love how, occasionally, when the light strikes it right, the broadsides make a little clearing in the forward momentum of my day by inviting me to pause inside a poem I love.
One day, it struck me that the fine poems we publish would also make beautiful broadsides. “Entoptic” from Matthew Hollett’s dazzling and playful collection of poems Optic Nerve that examines ways of seeing made perfect sense to transform into our first broadside. A limited edition of fifty hand-made letterpress broadsides, printed for us at Everlovin’ Press in Kingston, it features the linocut by Newfoundland artist Joe Carter on which Matthew’s poem is based.
If you are looking for a unique piece of poem art to hang on your walls or to gift to a loved one, don’t delay as there are only 50 copies available. There are two ways to purchase the broadside:
We’d love to see photos of the broadside hanging on your walls!