An anthology that celebrates the power and synergy of poetry and art in public spaces, Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic and Artistic Collaboration will inspire writers, artists, and all who seek ways to bring poetry and art to their communities.

Featuring work by Jericho Brown, Douglas Culhane, Jill Ozier, Danez Smith, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Millian Gian Pham, Ilya Kaminsky, and more. Fifty broadsides, fifty conversations about the nature of collaboration, and inspiring photos of words and art posted on streets and byways around the globe.

A variety of styles and imagery fills the pages, and each broadside is followed by a Q&A between poet and artist. “The poem is not ‘illustrated’ here,” says Jane Hirshfield of her collaboration with artist Gabriel Travis, “it’s re-invented.” A rushing river, a rock, a strip of studded belt or panel of pushpins anchors Hirshfield’s lines: “Perimeter is not meaning, but it changes meaning,/ as wit increases distance and compassion erodes it.” …. The book as a whole celebrates creative friction, the heat and spark of collaboration, the verbal and the visual, and the results — gratifying, unexpected — of making art and sharing it.”

– Nina McLaughlin, the Boston Globe, December 2022