set type                                                    spread ink

upside down backwards               thin layer on the plate

use space                                     ink rollers

know pica                               choice of paper

composing stick                                   pull heavy handle

lay of the nick                                   does all the work

what to say                                         printed word

dVerse prompt to write a contrapuntal poem – read three ways – column one read down – column two read down – read across each line


9 thoughts on “Press

    1. Prompt was a joy to write one. I had done my first class on letterpress and wanted to play with the idea of the type being pressed into the paper. Not totally satisfied but hit the publish button anyway.


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