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Terrance Hayes "American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin" / Barry Moser Broadside

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This Broadside was produced in celebration of Terrance Hayes' visit to Smith College in September 2019. It was designed by Barry Moser, Printer to the College, who also designed and engraved the portrait of James Baldwin, which was then printed by Arthur Larson at his letterpress studio, Horton Tank Graphics, in Hadley, Massachusetts. 

Terrance Hayes wrote the first of the seventy poems that bear identical titles and comprise his collection American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin (2018) the day after 2016's Presidential Election.  In turn elegiac, funny, solemn, and vengeful, these poems are haunted by America's politics, racism, history, and artistic heritage. 

  • Signed by Terrance Hayes and Barry Moser
  • Numbered edition of 100
  • 17" wide and 11" in height

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About the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center

Since 1997, The Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College has been devoted to promoting poetry within our vibrant campus as well as the wider New England community. The Poetry Center's ambitious reading series brings both internationally known writers and exceptional emerging poets to Smith College each year.

To commemorate the opening of the Poetry Center, an ongoing series of fine letterpress broadsides was initiated. Barry Moser, artist and printer to the college, donates his time to this project, designing and creating original engravings. These are limited edition broadsides, signed by both the author and the artist.