bring back broadsides

Occasionally at poetry readings, I run into that rare poet who has had a broadside printed of his or her poetry, usually in collaboration with a printer.

I am a big fan of broadsides.

I reviewed one for Her Circle Zine, Girrl written by Niki Herd, and it still has pride of place in my home office.

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Wikipedia defines "broadside" as:

A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements.

Today, broadside printing is done by many smaller printers and publishers as a fine art variant, with poems often being available as broadsides, intended to be framed and hung on the wall.

To help spread the popularity of broadsides, I created one for both my mother and father to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day respectively. I share both below.


Let's bring on more "fine art variants."