April 12 Word as Image • Image as Word
Program begins at 6 PM; cash bar opens at 5 PM

Join us for a celebration of letterpress poetry.

Inspired by the word-rich art of Ed Ruscha and National Poetry Month, Joslyn welcomes Gibraltar Editions, an independent press founded by Denise Brady and Guy Duncan.


“I cling to the idea that the attention  and focus of my work echoes and enhances the craft and artistry of the poet.”
— Denise Brady, printer/publisher/editor




Denise Brady, co-founder of the independent fine press Gibraltar Editions, will offer a conversation and hands-on exploration of the production process of letterpress poetry. Featured will be Ten Poems/Nebraska (2017), a selection of poems by Nebraska women spanning 100 years. Joining her will be local poet Steve Langan who will read from his book What It Looks Like How It Flies (2015) and UNO professor of printmaking Howard Paine, who is currently in collaboration on illustrations for an upcoming collection by poet Nomi Stone. Attendees will be encouraged to read, explore, and handle the letterpress books and broadsides, and copies of Gibraltar publications will be available for purchase.

This is a free program; however, guests wishing to view the exhibition Word/Play must obtain a ticket (special Thursday evening ticket pricing for general public adults is $5).