Letterpress Broadsides

Limited edition letterpress poetry broadsides available from Prairie Lights Books

"Pennsylvania Pastoral" by Philip Levine with artwork by Deborah Zisko.

A poetry broadside, 9.25 x 13.25 inches, letterpress printed and limited to 150 copies. Signed by both the author and artist. The poem is printed from Rialto type in black ink. The title appears in brown and there is an initial letter printed in gray. The artwork is printed in multiple colors and is based on an original water color by Zisko, a landscape painter who also works at Prairie Lights. Rives Heavyweight cream. Printed to mark the occasion of the author's reading in Iowa City during the "Examined Life" conference at the University of Iowa. The poem previously appeared in the January 2012 edition of The New Yorker. Empyrean Press, Iowa City, Iowa, 2012.

This item can be ordered framed and shipped.


A limited edition broadside, printed on letterpress and signed by the author.

An excerpt fromHousekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.
The excerpt begins: “To crave and tohave are as like as a thing and its shadow.…” A limited
edition, signed by the author, printed letterpress on Rivespaper from Rialto types in honor of Robinson's twenty five years of teaching at the University of Iowa. The artwork is based on a linoleum print by Visa Arlington. The text is printed in black ink with dark gray and deep blue/purple titling. The artwork appears in shades of blue, black and light gray inks. Edition size is 250 copies (100 are for sale). Landscape format: 9.5 x 13 inches. Printed in
October 2016.


A limited edition broadside, printed on letterpress and signed by the author.

"Iowa City, Ealy April" was printed at Empyrean Press in honor of the opening ceremony of the Glenn Schaeffer Library and Archives at the the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, October 20th, 2006. Two hundred-fifty copies were letterpress printed by Shari DeGraw, Dan Rosenberg, and Cole Swenson. The types are Jenson and Castellar, and the papers are Barham Gren, Rives BFK and UICB hemp. Copyright 2006 by Robert Hass. 


$55.00
SKU: X5722

Ars Poetica by Rita Dove
A letterpress broadside printed on Fabriano Tiepolo and Rives BFK (white) papers. The text is printed in black ink from Joanna type and Topaz is used for the titling, which appears in red. The artwork is printed in multiple colors and is based on the print, "Background Frequency" by Amze Emmons. The edition size is 170 copies (100 copies are for sale). Portrait format: 7.5 x 12 inches. Printed in October 2016


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