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In the Trance Letterpress Printed Broadside 2011




In the Trance

A pretty anarchist said to me
It's not that a great love happens
What happened became your great love

Her echo had an ancient glow & so
proved buoyant for my little craft

I left the world & felt a world

The bee loading its gloves with powder
The albatross wanting one thing from the sea

Nothing can wreck out boat said she

& when the water felt the glacier
The future held a present tense
The present held a future without cease






In the Trance was written by Brenda Hillman and published in her recent book Practical Water. This broadside was letterpress printed in commemoration of the author's reading for The Bankhead Visiting Writer's Series at The University of Alabama. Printing was done on a Vandercook SP-15 from metal type and photopolymer plate in an edition of 125 copies. 2011.