Thomas Leech printing the broadside for Arthur Sze’s piece, ‘Black Center’ at The Press at the Palace of Governors in Santa Fe. ‘WORDS on the Edge’ leaves NMHM after Aug. 31. Courtesy/EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
WORDS on the Edge is leaving New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) after Aug. 31, which means there are only two more weeks for a last look at these limited-edition broadsides exploring nature and its irresponsible destruction through language and design.
WORDS on the Edge, is a portfolio of broadsides consisting of 26 poems and lyrics texts that address themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction.
Twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers were paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries, and each pair produced a limited-edition broadside for the portfolio. The Palace Press is represented in the collection by Arthur Sze’s poem, “Black Center.” Some of the poets represented in the portfolio are Margaret Atwood, Wendell Berry, Peter Coyote, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, and Robert Hass. You can find a full list of featured artists, and read further about the project, here.
Find ‘WORDS on the Edge’ at New Mexico History Museum, in the Meem Room.