Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Originally posted by Katie Montgomery on 11/05/2009.

We've been hosting some North-American literary royalty! Earlier this week(specifically Tuesday), Kay Ryan came to campus and gave a reading. In honor of her visit Colin and Jaimie created a beautiful broadside of her as yet unpublished poem "Cloud". The piece is quietly elegant, printed in a pale green, grey, and black. Those color descriptions don't do it justice, let's try again: deep sea-foam, mist, and ebony. Printed in an edition of seventy they are available for purchase at the price of $15 and an additional $5 for shipping. A previously unpublished piece by the Poet Laureate of the United States letterpress printed on a broadside measuring 19 1/2" x 12 7/8" and (if you get to us early), signed by the author? This is a steal! Contact [Aaron] if you
want one. [Note: This broadside is sold out.]

Aaron Cohick

The Press at Colorado College

14 E Cache la Poudre St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903



Close up.

Signed Copy.

The Full Broadside.

A lesson in printing: It will always take more time than you think and you will become obsessed with making it PERFECT. The above is a sampling of all the test sheets we went through to produce "Cloud".

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