Exhibit: Contemporary American Poetry Broadsides

How the Ink Feels: Contemporary American Poetry Broadsides
Portland State Library
October 15 - November 30, 2007

Portland State Library is honored to present the Friends of William Stafford's collection of contemporary American poetry broadsides.

This exhibit features 64 matted and framed broadsides designed to illuminate the poetry and prose of well-known writers. Most pieces were printed using manually operated letterpresses, a technique dating to the Middle Ages. These are visually exciting collaborations between printer, writer, artist, calligrapher, illustrator and paper maker. --Friends of William Stafford

Some of the poets represented in this rotating exhibit include William Stafford, Rita Dove, Ursula K. Le Guin, Barry Lopez, Stanley Kunitz, Kim Stafford and Tess Gallagher.

For more information about this exhibit, please call Kimberly Willson-St. Clair at 503.725.4552 or write to events@lists.pdx.edu

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