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“These Bodies” poem written by Maria McLeod

Bookmark design and letterpress printing by Ryan Kaune

Finalist for the 2024 Lefty Blondie Press Editors' Choice Broadside Series

First printed in McLeod’s chapbook, “Skin. Hair. Bones.,” published by Finishing Line Press (2022). Reprinted with author’s permission by Lefty Blondie Press, 2024


1.5 in series /1st printing

limited run 100

single sheet

“These Bodies” by Maria McLeod

  • Poet

    Maria McLeod is the author of “Skin. Hair. Bones.,” published by Finishing Line Press (2022), and “Mother Want,” winner of the WaterSedge Chapbook Contest (2021). She’s been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes and has won the Indiana Review Poetry Prize and Quarter After Eight Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Prize. Her poetry and fiction have been published by literary journals in the U.S, England, and Scotland.

  • Letterpress Designer & Printer

    Ryan Kaune is an emerging printer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Her print work has been featured as part of Ecotone magazine’s Bradford-Niedermann Broadside Series. She is apprenticing under the guidance of Gingerly Press, and dedicated to the old-school craft of handset letterpress printing. Ryan earned an MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is the former managing editor of Autumn House Press and past fiction editor of Ecotone

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