Puget Sound English Department

November 22, 2008

See Here Hear Say: Tacoma Poets and Printers Collaborate

Filed under: Events on Campus,General,Uncategorized — upsenglish @ 7:26 pm


tacoma-poetsI think this blog is great and I would like to draw your attention to a wonderful new addition to the Collins Memorial Library Collection. It is currently on display in the cases near the front of the Library:

Title: See Here Hear Say: Tacoma Poets & Printers Collaborate.

Description: City of Tacoma/ Art at Work. 2008. Limited Edition. One of 40 copies letterpress printed for “Art at Work, Tacoma Arts Month”; this is one of only twelve sets which were for sale (the majority of the sets being given to contributors, the city, etc). Seven illustrated broadsides, each printed letterpress in several colors, often employing other unconventional printing techniques for the artwork. With a title-page/sheet printed offset, listing the contents; each broadside numbered & signed by the poet & printer. Poets include: Allen Braden, (’Childhood Wish’ and ‘Clear Glass’); Crystal Hoffer, (’80 New Reasons for Writing a Memoir’); Kay Mullen, (’The Way Things Are’); Diane Toft-Knowles, (’Nine Lives’); Tim Sherry, (’Wiffle Ball Was’); and Kevin Miller, (’In the One’). Printers include Chloe Scheffe, Chris Sharp, Isaac Solverson, Ric Matthies, Beautiful Angle, Jessica Spring and David Johnston. The concept designed by Jessica Spring and largely produced at the Springtide Press in Tacoma, Washington. Housed in a black cardstock box measuring 18 x 12″ with letterpress printed color title label mounted on the top. // A wonderful and creative project combining local area poets & printers, the results of which are offered here in a limited edition set of the original letterpress printed broadsides; ultimately the broadsides are to be printed offset and placed in Tacoma area mass transit buses.

Jane Carlin – Director, Collins Memorial Library

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the great exhibit, Jane.

    Comment by Hans — November 24, 2008 @ 1:10 am

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