Walking by Martin Espada (for Howard Zinn) Letterpress Poetry Broadside Poster

Walking by Martin Espada (for Howard Zinn) Letterpress Poetry Broadside Poster



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: paper, ink

  • Height: 16 3/4 inches
  • Width: 11 inches

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Erica Mena

Erica Mena

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This is a limited edition letterpress printed broadside of the poem "Walking" by Martín Espada, written for Howard Zinn. Made on the occasion of the memorial reading for Howard Zinn at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 2010.

Martín Espada has been called "the Pablo Neruda of North America" and "the Latino poet of his generation." He's won numerous awards for his work, is the author of many books including The Republic of Poetry, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Find out more about him: http://www.martinespada.net

Howard Zinn was a renowned writer, activist and professor at Harvard University. If you don't know who he is, go here: www.howardzinn.org

Howard and Martín were close friends.

11" x 16 1/4"

Type hand-set in metal Palatino, Spectrum & Perpetual. Poem text printed in black ink, titling and author name in hand-mixed purple.

Image pressure-printed from a hand-made stencil of a mosaic with a central image (defined by the void) of a dove holding an olive branch in its beak.

Printed on soft white dampened Rives Lightweight paper with bottom deckle using a Vandercook SP-20 at the University of Iowa Center for the Book by Erica Mena in an edition of 150.

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Listed on May 20, 2021