Monica Edwards Larson, "America, I Sing You Back," 2017/20, letterpress postcard, 3.5 x 5 in.

Meet the artists featured in the exhibition America, I Sing You Back.

This postcard was first printed for a project that began at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C, January 21, 2017, in collaboration with the national nonprofit organization Split This Rock. I hauled the “bike press” to the march and once there, printed and distributed poetry “spoke” cards (designed to fit between the spokes of a bicycle) with the excerpt from Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s poem “America, I Sing You Back.” The project continued in the Twin Cities, through a collaboration with local activists and writers on poetry postcards, broadsides, and the culminating chapbook titled Poetry of Resistance & Change that was supported by The Soap Factory.

About Monica Edwards Larson:

Edwards Larson is the proprietress of Sister Black Press—a private letterpress and book arts studio, established in 2000 in Minneapolis. She received a MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University and has taught printmaking, graphic design, and book arts to students of all ages. She also operates Sister Black (Bike) Press—a mobile printing press that she pedals around the Twin Cities’ bike trails and streets, stopping to print at events in local parks, bike shops, bookstores, and libraries.