“Our Apple Trees” published as a Thrush Press Broadside

The broadside of my poem “Our Apple Trees” has just been published by Thrush Press. It’s available for $3.50 (S&H included).

To order a broadside, you just login to your own PayPal account, and send $3.50 to account: hvitoria@msn.com. Indicate which Broadside you are ordering with either name of poem(s) or poet(s), and the number of each desired, in the notes section on Paypal or in an email to hvitoria@msn.com.

Each broadside is handmade, stamped, and backed with art paper of different patterns. It’s a beautiful object and I’m proud to have my poem published in such a form. The poem itself is inspired by the old Amish farms in Ohio where my dad used to take me wild mushroom picking when I was a kid.

The above is a photograph of some of them which I just took in my backyard with the neighbor watching me, probably wondering why I was decorating an evergreen tree in August.

“Stop Doing That” published by Broadsided

The broadside of my poem “Stop Doing That” has just been published today by Broadsided. The poem has been wonderfully illustrated by Amy Meissner, an artist and illustrator who lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

The broadside is available as a free downloadable pdf from Broadsided HERE, where you can also read short interviews with Amy and me.

If you’re not familiar with Broadsided, since 2005 they’ve paired up writers with visual artists to create broadsides which are published online, one a month, as pdfs and which people all across the country (and beyond) download, print, and post in the streets or anywhere. The name for anyone who distributes a Broadsided piece is a Vector. All you have to do is print out a Broadsided publication and post it somewhere. Then, if you wish, you can email Broadsided to let them know where you’ve put it (and maybe take a picture of it) so they can put your town/city on the Vector map.

On a personal note, if anyone posts my Broadsided poem, my head will explode. In a good way.

Architrave Press & “Happy Birthday to Me”

Architrave Press has just published my poem “Happy Birthday to Me” as a limited edition broadside of 250 copies. If you don’t know, a broadside is a single sheet of paper, basically a poster, printed on one side. This is the first one I have ever had published. And yes, I am psyched.

Architrave Press is located in St. Louis, MO, and publishes poems as individual broadsides (5.5″ x 8″ 100lb archival card stock) which are letterpress printed the old fashioned way. They are sold individually or in series. My poem is the first one in Edition 2.

You can read my poem online for free HERE.

If you want, you can buy a broadside (simultaneously blowing my mind and supporting a fantastic new press) by going HERE. It costs $3.50, S&H included, via PayPal.

If you’re feeling particularly frisky, you can purchase the entire Edition 2, which includes mine as well as wonderful poems by gaye gambell-peterson, Michael Bazzett, Michael Hettich, Kejt Walsh, Meagan Gamble, Claudia Torres, Shane Seely, Ray Holmes, and Kristen Elde., for $27.50 HERE.