Single sheets of paper, printed only on one side, broadsides offer a creative way to present poetry outside of books and journals. Historically, broadsides provided information about breaking news, official proclamations, government decisions, meetings, events, political resistance, social causes, products, and services. Often, but not always, they included (sometimes vivid) artwork.

Broadsides to distribute poetry (usually ballads) first appeared in sixteenth century England. During the twentieth century, broadsides became a vehicle smaller presses used to promote poets and their poetry.

I create broadsides that showcase my poetry against my photographs (although I have a few that feature others' work). Sometimes the photograph represents what inspired the work. Other times the photograph and poem work together to enhance the meaning of both.

Poetry Broadsides
Haiku Broadsides
Tanka Broadsides
My Words, Their Art

Much of my poetry is available online to read for free. If you would like to support my writing, please buy a book, recommend any of my books to your local library for purchase, and/or leave a tip on ko-fi.