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Catherine Dianich Gallery - EDITIONSIn conjunction with the annual Brattleboro Literary Festival, Dede Cummings offers three poetry broadsides for sale.

Dede Cummings, a Brattleboro-based book designer (and marketing director for the Dianich Gallery), began her printing career at Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend, Washington, as an apprentice under Sam Hammill and Tree Swenson, moving next to The Seal Press in Seattle as a printer. She then got an internship at the Boston publisher, David R. Godine, and printed small jobs at Godine’s letterpress in Milton, Massachusetts. Following her work at Godine, she relocated to Western Massachusetts and printed for Michael McCurdy’s Penmaen Press. The book she printed, Mundo a Solas (World Alone) was the first English edition by the late Spanish Nobel Prize-winning poet [1977], this bilingual edition is illustrated with original wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. Cummings printed a two-color edition of 1,000 copies and the book won the New England Book Award’s Best of Show prize for design, typography, and printing. Cummings prints private, limited edition poetry broadsides at the Great River Arts Institute’s letterpress in Bellows Falls and she also teaches Book Arts for GRAI. Most recently she collaborated with artist, Michael Oatman on the letterpress, limited edition show poster for “Model Citizens.”

Her design, typesetting, and printing of Galway Kinnell’s poem entitled “Blackberry Eating” was recently completed in an edition of 30 broadsides that have been illustrated by Vermont artist Myles Danaher (there are 24 broadsides left in this edition). Cummings and Danaher, along with


Catherine Dianich Gallery - EDITIONS
Catherine Dianich Gallery - EDITIONS


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