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Annie Boutelle / Barry Moser Broadside

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This broadside was issued to commemorate Annie Boutelle's retirement from Smith College and the inaugural reading from her collection, The Caravaggio, at the Poetry Center on April 24, 2012.  Barry Moser, printer to the college, designed and engraved the broadside and illustration, which is directly based on Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit, 1599, oil on canvas.

The illustration was printed by Arthur Larson at his letterpress studio, Horton Graphics, in Hadley, Massachusetts. "An Old Story" appeared in Tracy K. Smith's collection Wade in the Water, published by Graywolf Press in 2018.

Signed by Annie Boutelle and Barry Moser

Numbered edition of 100

16" wide and 20" in height

Price: $200.00

Member Price: $180.00

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.