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Artist Janice Redman brings metacommentary to signage at a beach in Cape Cod.
The artist vectorizes by the seashore in Cape Cod...
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2015 will be the 10th anniversary of Broadsided Press. To celebrate, we want to have a presence at the annual AWP conference (held this coming year in Minneapolis). Our goal is to raise $1,000. Can you donate $10, $100, or more? We need your help!

Think of it as web-enhanced grassroots guerilla art.

On the first of every month, a new collaboration is posted for you to download. Free.

We hope you'll print it and post it in your local haunts— coffee shops, libraries, office doors, telephone poles, etc. That will make you a Vector.

Vectors are posting around the world.

We want to put literature and art on the streets. Help us.


"To You and For You"
Poem by Willie Lin
Art by Janice Redman
Broadsided September 1, 2014

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Collaborators' Q&A:

Bsided: What surprised you about this collaborative piece?
Poet Willie Lin: I was surprised by how the layering and details in Janice's work created a sense of space and invited questions. I love the fragmentation and doubleness of the elements. How the hive also looks like a sort of netting trapping what's behind it or maybe keeping the viewer from approaching. How I'm not quite sure whether things are moving closer or receding.
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Meet The Collaborators:

Poet Willie Lin lives and works in Chicago, IL. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in 111O, The Cincinnati Review, and Washington Square Review.

Artist Janice Redman is a sculptor, beekeper, and mother who lives on Cape Cod. A former fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she shows at Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Massachusetts and her work is in the permanent collection of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Broadsided relies on YOU to move this work into the world. As of this month, we've moved all our Vector info onto a Tumblr page—pictures, quotes, inspiration, and the big map (which looks better than ever!).

You don't need to "join" to look or even to share pictures and stories with us and with each other.

Check it out and tell us what you think of Broadsided or about your Vectorizing adventures.

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