WHEN AT LAST I JOIN
a poem by Amy Fleury
with original artwork by Melanie Mowinski
This 10 X 14 inch broadside is printed in 4 colors on 280 gram Rives BFK
using a Vandercook Universal III letterpress, and also includes an additional watercolor
detail painted by hand. The text is Optima with Nueva Standard for titling.
Each of the 150 broadsides in this limited edition is signed by poet & artist.
The price for one: $28 ppd….two or more $25 ppd.
Prints are available at PRESS or through the publisher:
Mad River Press
1587 State Road
Richmond, MA 01254
Amy Fleury is the author of Beautiful Trouble, which won the 2003 Crab Orchard First Book Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press. Her second collection, Sympathetic Magic, was published in 2013, also by SIU Press. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals including Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Crazyhorse, Southern Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, River Styx, and many others. She has held the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, and was the 2009-10 Amy Clampitt Resident Poetry Fellow in Lenox, MA. She currently directs the MFA Creative Writing Program at McNeese State University.
Melanie Mowinski is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA, and founder of PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project, a unique hybrid art gallery, print shop, and teaching studio located on Main Street. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, she also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean for three years before earning an M.A.R. in Religion and Visual Arts from Yale in 1999, as well as an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in 2006. Her work is represented in many private and public collections including The Tate Modern, Oberlin College, The Love Library at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. She was recently honored by MCLA with a Creative Project Award and the Hardman Initiative Grant to create an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of writing and art.
Barry Sternlieb is editor and publisher at Mad River Press which specializes in handmade letterpress poetry chapbooks and prints.