Prayer Flags

I was fortunate enough to come into contact with talented artist Gatis when I brought in Fine Art students to make broadsides for a poetry reading Indiana Review held last year.  He created a broadside for a Curtis Bauer poem.  After the event Gatis and I met up for coffee; I shared some of my poems with him and he sketched out ideas.

Later I visited the printing press, where artist and machines were buzzing away. It was fascinating to see the printing press at work. There is something more permanent about a poem when its words have hand set in metal typeface, and thin sheets of rice paper are lined up and ready to be hand-cranked through the press.

Gatis’ other work can be found at his website:


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