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Must the written word only be found in books, magazines, newspapers, posters and web-pages? An alternative is the broadside. Broadsides are created by using text from poems, passages from novels or other works of fiction and non-fiction. Special paper is cut or torn creating a smooth or deckled (the rough untrimmed edge of paper left by a deckle or produced artificially) edge. The text is formed from hand-set metal type (each letter of the “type” is a separate piece of metal).

Often, but not always, artwork accompanies the text of the piece. The broadsides we offer have a carved wood block image that illustrates the poem. The paper is fed into a press (by hand) and may pass through several times if multiple inks are used. Offered below are broadsides of poems of poets we’ve hosted over the years. All are limited to the number of copies indicated and have been autographed by the writer. These unique works of art make a great gift for any occasion.

"This Room"
This Room

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, October 21, 1999. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 162 copies.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

"Dew at the Edge of a Leaf"
Dew at the Edge of a Leaf

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, October 18, 2000. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 160 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Yes"
Yes

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, September 20, 2007. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 185 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Song in the Off Season"
Song in the Off Season

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 202 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"What the Body Told"
What the Body Told

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, November 1, 2000. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Kali Bushtit"
by Michael Daley
Kali Bushtit

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, April 10, 2003. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Spring About To Happen"
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Spring About To Happen

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Printed on hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 200 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Courtship"
by Annie Finch
Courtship

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, February 21, 2002. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Dogtoothed Violets"
by Gary Gildner
Dogtoothed Violets

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, April 10, 2003. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"June"
by Thom Gunn
June

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, November 5, 1998. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 125 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  No longer available
Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

Untitled
by Marilyn Hacker
Untitled

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, March 2, 2000. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 130 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Before the Fire"
Before the Fire

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 162 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"What You Found"
What You Found

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Friday, October 3, 2008. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 275 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"from Tremors"
by Richard Katrovas
from Tremors

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, October 17, 2001. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 152 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"The Gift"
by Carolyn Kizer
The Gift

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, November 1, 2001. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 145 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

Rare autographed books
"The Wreck"
by Campbell McGrath
The Wreck

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, February 7, 2002. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 160 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

Untitled
Untitled

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 155 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Untitled"
by J.W. Marshall
Untitled

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press and made available for the poet’s joint reading with Alan Chong Lau for Counterbalance Poetry on Monday, June 11, 2001. Printed on hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 130 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Fjord Afternoon"
by William Matchett
Fjord Afternoon

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Tuesday, May 17, 2005. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 148 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"In the Canyon"
by William Meredith
In the Canyon

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s joint reading with Richard Harteis for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, November 8, 2001. Printed on hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"The Death of Diogenes"
he Death of Diogenes

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Friday, October 3, 2008. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 186 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Pause: Yours: Ours"
by Simon Oritz
Pause: Yours: Ours

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Tuesday, October 10, 2000. Printed on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Nearings"
Nearings

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, March 14, 2002. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 140 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Written in Porcelain, Written Down"
Written in Porcelain, Written Down

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 180 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"What the Worn Rhymes Found"
What the Worn Rhymes Found

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"A Selection Process"
A Selection Process

Charlie Smith's poem "A Selection Process" is captured in this elegant, limited-edition broadside from Wood Works Press.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Rumination"
by Dabney Stuart
Rumination

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, May 15, 2002. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 150 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"They Lived Here" and "The Round Roof Hooghan"
'They Lived Here' and 'The Round Roof Hooghan'

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 160 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Bruno’s Night"
Bruno’s Night

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Thursday, January 31, 2002. Printed on hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 137 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"This Straw and Manure World"
This Straw and Manure World

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 180 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition

"Russian Letter"
Russian Letter

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Tuesday, October 15, 2002. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 145 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
  Signed by the Author(s) Limited Edition
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