For those of you that have enjoyed Susan O'Dell Underwood's "Holler" live or on the radio, we now have a large letterpress broadside of the poem available for purchase. Printed on quality archival 20" x 24" paper by the poet and Dave Underwood, with the help of Bryan Baker, at Striped Light, in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a limited edition of 200 copies, this broadside is suitable for framing. The poem is set in Palatino typeface and printed in a custom dark brown ink, and the title is set in antique woodblock type and printed in a custom red ink. Each copy was fed by hand through an antique Vandercook press, which leaves a textured impression of each letter in the surface of the paper. As a handmade object, each broadside may have very slight variations, and is signed and numbered by the poet.
"Holler" was first published in a slightly different form, in Appalachian Journal, 2009. Recordings were made of the poet reading this poem on live radio in 2012 for WDVX, Knoxville, and in 2015 for WBCM, Bristol, Virginia, at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Broadsides are rolled and shipped in a stiff shipping tube. The U.S. Postal Service requires us to mail this as a First Class package. Framing not included. Sapling Grove Press advises that you have your broadside professionally matted and framed, with an off-white or cream colored archival mat and backing, a mat window size of 18" x 21", and a 3" mat on all 4 sides, for an overall frame size of 24" x 27". We suggest a dark wood frame, similar in color to the ink used for the body of the poem. A more economical option is to purchase a standard 20" x 24" frame and replace the usual cardboard backing with an archival mat backing (the broadside paper is archival, so you don't want to use regular cardboard behind it).