Sunday, July 1, 2012

June 30, 2012 Karen Hannah and Zumbar Press

On June 30th, Karen Hannah joined us live in the studio to talk about her press, Zumbar Press. Karen started off talking about how she came to love letter press printing and the evolution of her unique project. With Zumbar, she creates limited edition broadsides that are, from start to finish, a recorded collaboration with the writer. By recording the correspondence with the writer on her website, the process of creation is illuminated and celebrated, as opposed to the usual practice of only revealing the finished product. Karen also talked about how sound is important to the writing she solicits for her press. We discussed the physicality of not only letter press, but also the letter itself. Karen read from her piece 'the hearkening is ours to haunt' which is strongly influenced by sound, press making and space.  Find out about Zumbar at  Click here to listen

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