Words of Courage
This longstanding annual partnership with Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program has generated hundreds of letterpress-printed poetry broadsides written by patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Printed in many languages—including Lushootseed, Arabic, and Braille—Words of Courage is a vibrant example of how Partners in Print uses the power of the press to help amplify the voices of our most vulnerable community members.
POETRY FOR EVERYONE
Poems are curated by the WA State Poet Laureate, letterpress printed by Partners in Print, and distributed freely to independent bookstores and at Poet Laureate events across WA State. During National Poetry Month each April and beyond, this ongoing program showcases diverse poets from across the state.
Partners in Print pools our collective expertise to facilitate impactful publishing projects. From Claudia Castro Luna’s epic poem, One River a Thousand Voices; to Glenn Fleishman’s timely ruminations on type and technology, Not To Put Too Fine a Point on It; to countless special broadside projects for nonprofit organizations, Partners in Print creates beautiful—and meaningful—work.
The printing press has always been a powerful tool for democracy. You may have encountered PiP’s letterpress posters in the hands of demonstrators or hanging in storefront windows. They’ve celebrated democracy, hope, and resiliency; they’ve defended our basic human rights. Most of all, they echo the nationwide efforts of letterpress printers advocating for change.
Whether we’re hosting youth programs in the letterpress shop, or taking our presses to the people at festivals and events, we’re all about lifting voices — and sharing the joy and empowerment that comes from printing your own words by hand.