VABC Raucous Auction: Ahmad Broadside

a-item-o197-i9210-1474896672-317-620At this year’s Raucous Auction to support the Virginia Arts of the Book Center, you’ll have the chance to bid on various prints including this broadside featuring the translated poem “Ah, You Don’t See Me” by Kajal Ahmad. Ahmad is known throughout the Kurdish-speaking world for her brave, poignant and challenging work. She has published four books of poetry, including Handful of Salt, which features this poem.

Have you ever encountered a book page so aesthetically pleasing that it could stand alone as a work of art? This 12” x 18” print by Charlottesville-based artist Josef Beery certainly achieves that, providing visual appeal paired with literary prowess. Further, the three trees in the top left of the broadside illustrate the scenery of Kurdistan, her home.

Don’t miss your chance to add this print to your home and bid on various other literary and artistic items. Visit the VABC’s online auction site to place your bids and make plans to attend the Raucous Auction in Charlottesville on November 18 to secure it.