Concordia University has a hidden letterpress room. Squeezed in a small room, tucked away between intaglio and lithography, 2 Vandercook Universals and drawers of metal and wood type are just waiting to be found. It's amazingly satisfying to see your own writing set in type and then printed over and over again. The above galley has one of my own poems, 'Retroactive Love', set out in several different fonts and sizes.
Over the last year, I've had the opportunity to teach letterpress to design students and print students, often with the assistance of fellow printmaker and writer Alexis Williams, who wrote the 'Alligator' text above.