Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides

Credit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University LibrariesCredit: Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University Libraries

 

"What started as a call for poets and writers to write and read poems in April 2007 in memory of those who lost their lives on Al-Mutanabbi Street quickly morphed into a call to letterpress printers to produce a visual response to the attack. The response Beausoleil received was immediate and overwhelming, with over forty letterpress printers responding with powerful and evocative broadsides based on their responses to the bombing or incorporating poems written about the war or the Al-Mutanabbi bombing itself."—Persis M. Karim, "A Day That Lingers with Us Still:Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"

These ten letterpress prints are just a small sampling from a large digital collection of Al-Mutanabbi Street broadsides from the Jaffe Center for Book Arts/Florida Atlantic University Libraries. To read more about the broadsides, view the historic suite of 133 printed literary broadsides, or search by title, artist, or author, visit the JCBA at http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/collection/al-mutanabbi/index.php.