ENG*494*10 Description

SpTp: Poetry & Book Arts

Letterpress printing allows writers to consider the printed page as a form with its own limitations, its own rules to test and break. Students will learn to hand set their writing in lead type and feel the physical weight of their own words. The class will work toward writing, designing, letterpress printing, and hand binding a small-edition chapbook that will feature each student's poetry, written during the semester. The focus of the class will be the exploration of briefer forms and experimentation with utilization of the page. Class time will be split between discussions and demonstrations.