"Pretend You Don't Owe Me a Thing"
by Sara Pirkle Hughes

Because my work focuses a lot on relationships between family members, I often enjoy printing the poetry of my twin sister who holds an M.F.A. in creative writing. This broadside, letterpress printed in 14 pt. Spectrum Roman metal types, commemorates Sara's first publication in a national literary journal. Her poem appears in the winter 2004 issue of Rattle: Poetry for the 21st century. The broadside features a drawing done by scratching the emulsion off a large photo negative and exposing it to UV rays to create a photopolymer plate from which to print. This method is called a "scratch-negative" and can be found often in my printed work.

50 copies printed
9.75 x 14 inches