Ada Limon "Give Me This" / Barry Moser Broadside
Ada Limon "Give Me This" / Barry Moser Broadside
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Ada Limon "Give Me This" / Barry Moser Broadside

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April is National Poetry Month! The Boutelle Day Poetry Center at Smith College was honored to host our current US Poet Laureate, Ada Limón, on 4/30/24. 

This broadside was produced for the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College to commemorate U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limon's visit to Smith College in April 2024. The broadside was designed and illustrated by Barry Moser, Printer to the College. The typeface is Jonathan David Ross's Pennyroyal and Hermann Zapf Renaissance Antiqua. The illustration is a transparent watercolor. 'Give Me This" first appeared in The Hurting Kind published in 2022 by Milkweed Editions, and is used here by permission of the author. Seventy five copies have been specially printed on Hahnemuhle paper by Jim Gipe at Pivot Media in Florence, Massachusetts. 

  • Signed by Ada Limón and Barry Moser
  • Numbered edition of 75
  • 17" H x 11" W

    Limited Time Price: $160.00

    Member Price: $144.00

    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.

    About Ada Limón

    Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her most recent collection, The Hurting Kind, was published in 2022, the same year she was named 24th Poet Laureate of The United States.

    Launching in Spring 2024, “You Are Here” is Limón's signature project as Poet Laureate and is comprised of two major initiatives: a new anthology of nature poems and a series of visits to national parks. The book, You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World, is a singular collection featuring fifty previously unpublished poems from some of the nation’s most accomplished poets. The second element, Poetry in Parks, will unveil poetry on picnic tables in seven national parks. As public works of art, the tables will each feature a historic American poem selected by Limón to encourage visitors to pay deeper attention to their surroundings.