Sometimes it Stands Like a Mother

Publisher: Center for Book Arts

Edition: 100

Year: 2021


  • letterpress
  • signed and numbered by the poet

About the Broadside

Center for Book Arts 2020-2021 Book Artist-in-Residence Lizania Cruz designed and produced this limited-edition broadside for the poem Sometimes it Stands Like a Mother by contemporary poet Jayson P. Smith on the occasion of CBA’s Fall 2021 Broadside Reading: Black Spirits.


This Broadside was printed in honor of the poet’s reading on November 4th, 2021. Designed and printed by Lizania Cruz at the Center for Book Arts. The text was set in Copernicus and printed letterpress from a polymer plate and a linocut. Edition of 100.



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