3/3: Volume 1 Collection


Vela Noche collaborated with the Poetry Society of America to publish a series of 9 broadsides that paired contemporary poets with contemporary photographers.  A total of 9 broadsides were produced in 3 sets. 

Each set contains 3 broadsides each with 1 letterpress-printed poem and 1 pigment-printed photograph.

About Volume 1

Volume 1 of the 3/3 broadside series combines the work of female contemporary poets and photographers.  

The photographs are printed by Lauren Henkin on archival Hahnemühle deckled edge rag paper.  Peter Kruty of Peter Kruty Editions expertly letterpress printed the poems in different shades of dark ink.  The entire set is presented in three colored handmade folios of paper by St. Armand Papetier in Montréal, Canada.

Alice Quinn, the Executive Director at the Poetry Society of America, says of the broadsides, "The exquisite and dynamic pairing of poetry and photographs in this exhilarating project is entirely special. The broadsides are uniquely beautiful works of art."

Joel Minor, Curator, Modern Literature Collection at Washington University in St. Louis says, "The broadsides do not disappoint. The letterpress-printed type and photographs are striking, very crisp and vivid, on beautiful paper. The whole presentation adds so much to experiencing both poetry and photography."

Institutional Collections

Bowdoin College
Emory University
The Fotostiftung Schweiz (Swiss Foundation for Photography)
Hampshire College
Lafayette College
University of Arizona Poetry Center
University of Buffalo
University of Denver
University of Victoria, British Columbia
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University


Published in 2013
Artists Set 1: Kimiko Hahn (poet) & Lauren Henkin (photographer)
Artists Set 2: Katie Ford (poet) & Magdalena Solé (photographer)
Artists Set 1: Lynn Melnick (poet) & Ashly Stohl (photographer)
Letterpress printing: Peter Kruty, Peter Kruty Editions
Pigment printing: Lauren Henkin
Paper Set 1: Hahnemühle William Turner rag with deckled edge
Paper Sets 2, 3: Hahnemühle Museum Etching rag with deckled edge
Enclosures: custom handmade folios from St. Armand Papetier
Colophons: letterpress-printed on the interior of each folio
Sizes: 13” x 19”
Number of broadsides in folio: 3
Total broadsides in Volume 1: 9
Edition size of each set: 45 + 3Aps

Each colophon is signed and numbered by both artists.

This project would not have happened without the support of the Poetry Society of America and Hahnemühle FineArt. We are grateful for their ongoing support of the artists and the published works.