A Look At Some Contemporary Poetry Broadsides

You could say that the broadside is the literary equivalent of street art, but unlike its painterly cousin, the broadside doesn’t seem to have enjoyed so much recent popularity. I wonder why?

For anyone curious about literary broadsides, there’s a fascinating, in-depth overview by Kyle Schlesinger entitled, A Look At Some Contemporary Poetry Broadsides:

Like the leaflet, handbill, and pamphlet, the broadside is a form of street literature, a public work of art designed to be read outdoors, rather than in the library. Unlike the book, which can be perceived as a private, usually closed, one-on-one reading experience, the broadside is public, open, form of art that encourages a communal reading experience.

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