Broadsided Press . Words and Art on the Streets

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Artist Elizabeth Terhune vectorizes the subway.
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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.


Poem by Maria Hummel
Art by Elizabeth Terhune

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Collaborators' Q&A:

Bsided: What surprised you about this visual piece?
Poet Maria Hummel: The pronounced absence of human figures. Maybe both mother and child have lost their hats, or maybe they've become their hats....

Bsided: What inspires you in this poem?
Artist Elizabeth Terhune: I find I carry this poem with me as one would a stone in the pocket. I am deeply grateful to Marie Hummel for articulating the world and space of this poem.
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Meet The Collaborators:

Poet Maria Hummel is the author of the poetry collection House and Fire, winner of the 2013 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, and two novels: Motherland (Counterpoint, 2014) and Wilderness Run (St. Martin's, 2003). Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Narrative, The Sun, The New York Times, and The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

Artist Elizabeth Terhune has exhibited widely throughout the United States. You can view some of her work online at, and selected works in the Pierogi Gallery Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY, as well as through the Drawing Center's Online Viewing Program Artist Registry. She teaches painting and drawing at the 92nd Street Y and at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies in New York City.

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.

'Vein' by Amy Meissner for the Broadsided Press 2014 Responses to Ebola feature

DEADLINE: NOV. 20, 2014.

3 artists, 3 chances to offer words as empathy, outrage, beauty & hope in response to the Ebola virus. Come back soon to see the collaborations.

"Mammaraq (Innuŋŋuuraq)" / "The Doll (A Pretend Person)"

Poem by Joan Naviyuk Kane
Art by Lisa Sette


Poem by Ghassan Zaqtan
Translation by Fady Joudah
Art by Douglas Culhane

"To You and For You"

Poem by Willie Lin
Art by Janice Redman

"Dear Atom Bomb,"

Art by Ira Joel Haber
Poem by Catherine Pierce

"A Poem by Brian McGuigan"

Art by Sarah Van Sanden
Poem by Kate Lebo


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