A Story That Could Be True—William Stafford

letterpress poetry print
Perpetua / Rising Stonehenge / 5 inks

“A Story That Could Be True” by William Stafford, from Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems. Reprinted with permission from the Estate of William Stafford and Graywolf Press. Five-color letterpress broadside from handset type, designed and printed by Myrna Keliher at Expedition Press. Commissioned for a wedding keepsake, this print was a surprise gift for the bride to send home with guests.

metal type for letterpress printing
18 & 24pt perpetua: metal type form used to print the poem.
detail of letterpress poetry print
Hand-inked runs of reflex blue mixed with transparent white were overlaid to create the blue gradient.

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