Handmade/Homemade Exhibitors

January 31, 2010

Handmade/Homemade Blog Cover Art, Jill Magi, “Tongues”, 2007

Cara Benson is author of (made) with BookThug and Protean Parade (forthcoming, Black Radish Books 2010). She edited the interdisciplinary book Predictions for Chain Links. Other work is included in: Belladonna Elders Series #7 with Anne Waldman and Jayne Cortez, and NO GENDER: REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE & WORK OF kari edwards (Litmus Press/Belladonna Books). Spell/ing ( ) Bound, a tri-partite art objet with Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Kathrin Schaeppi (ellectrique press), and Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation (BookThug), which co-won the 2008 bpNichol Prize, will always be two of her favs. Benson edits the online Sous Rature and is a proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv. She teaches poetry in a NY State Prison.

Elizabeth Bryant’s debut book, nevertheless enjoyment, was published in January 2010 by Quale Press. Other forthcoming titles include a second volume, Reality Visits the Land of Illusions (Black Radish Books 2010), and her fourth chapbook, No Subject (Dusie 2010). Her work appears in numerous print and online journals, including: Delirious Hem, Wheelhouse, Dusie, Gerry Mulligan, Intercapillary Space, Key Satch(el), Bombay Gin, and Coconut. She edits the intermittent lit experiment, Defeffable, and is co-curator of the Bard Roving Reading Series. For more information, visit http://www.elizabeth-bryant.org.

JenMarie Davis lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she co-edits/designs Fact-Simile Editions (www.fact-simile.com) and works as a book artist for Renaissance Art. Former editor-in-chief of Bombay Gin, her work has been published in The Pulchritudinous Review, Little Red Leaves and Court Green.

Amanda Deutch is a poet, whose work has appeared in various online and print journals including Watchword, Barrow Street and 580 Split. peripatetic for the last two years, Deutch was most recently living in France and Portugal. her new book, a noir detective poem, is seeking a publisher.

Jennifer S. Flescher’s poetry publications include The Harvard Review, Fulcrum, Lit and the Blog for the Best American Poetry. Her non-fiction publications include Agni-Online, Jubilat, Perihelion, and Poetry Daily. Jennifer S. Flescher holds an MFA in poetry, and an MSJ in journalism. She teaches writing and publishing to college students. She is editor and publisher of Tuesday; An Art Project.

Brenda Iijima’s recent titles include revv. you’ll–ution (Displaced Press, 2009) and If Not Metamorphic (Ahsahta Press, 2010. She runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs from Brooklyn.

photo: Shelton Walsmith

Noah Saterstrom is a visual artist, writer and independent curator. His paintings, drawings, print and sculptural installations have been shown most recently at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans, the Lodging House Mission homeless shelter in Glasgow, Scotland, the Central School Project in Bisbee, Arizona, and Yardmeter Editions in Brooklyn, New York. He works with writers on text/image collaborations, and is the founder and curator of the on-line curatorial quarterly, Trickhouse. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Kathrin Schaeppi is the author of two chapbooks: Cancer Mon Amour and A Frog Jumps In (Dusie). Creative and critical work has appeared in Interim,
Jacket, Sous Rature, Tarpaulin Sky and OSL Verlag. She is the editor of
http://www.ellectriquepress.com which has issued Spell/ing ( ) Bound, a
collaborative objet d¹art in a limited edition, and a forthcoming anthology
on Frottage. Also forthcoming in 2010 is her chapbook Circumambulating
(Dusie) and a full-length poetic biography of Swiss poète-peintre Sonja
Sekula (Black Radish).

Kate Schapira is the author of TOWN (Factory School, Heretical Texts, 2010) and several chapbooks with Flying Guillotine Press, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, Cy Gist Press, Rope-A-Dope Press and horse less press, as well as her own kitchen-table imprint, In Hand Books. She runs the Publicly Complex reading series in Providence, Rhode Island.

Helen White was born in Britain in 1977 and now lives in Ghent, Belgium, where she co-organizes festivals and other events as a member of the Krikri polypoetry collective. In March and April 2009 she curated ‘infusoria,’ an exhibition of visual poetry by women. Her work has been shown in exhibitions in Belgium, Britain, the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus and Argentina. Her poem holding recently appeared as a poster from Paper Kite Press and several poems are forthcoming in the anthology Zieteratuur (Uitgeverij Passage, Groningen, 2010). She has work online at http://www.krikri.be/helen/.

Student Exhibitors

Melissa Capozzi is currently a sophomore at Pace University. She is double majoring in English and Film Studies. Her poetry has been published in VOX, Pace’s arts and literary journal on the Westchester campus.

Vinnie Lobue Junior is a Media and Communications major with a focus on Journalism. He has a lot of writing which he aims to publish one day.

Pace University, Westchester, welcomes the following artists and writers for the second annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit:

Cara Benson
Elizabeth Bryant
JenMarie Davis
Amanda Deutch
Kai Fierle-Hedrick
Jennifer S. Flescher
Brenda Iijima
Noah Saterstrom
Kathrin Schaeppi
Kate Schapira
Helen White
The Dusie Kollektiv
Hex Presse

This mini-exhibition includes handmade, homemade and letterpress chapbooks, one-of-a-kind editions and broadsides. The exhibit takes place the entire month of March in the Mortola Library at Pace University. This year we are pleased to welcome two Pace University student exhibitors: Melissa Capozzi and Vincent Lobue.

Several events accompany the second annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit at Pace:

A Bookmaking Workshop/Demonstration, Thursday March 25th at 12:00PM
Artist, writer and educator Brenda Iijima provides a bookmaking workshop Thursday, March 25th at 12:00PM in the Art Gallery of Choate House, Pace University Westchester.

Opening/Reading, Thursday March 25th at 2:30PM
A reading and celebration of the work takes place Thursday, March 25th at 2:30PM in Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center, Pace University Westchester. Readers include Cara Benson, Elizabeth Bryant, Amanda Deutch, Brenda Iijima and Kate Schapira. Student exhibitor Melissa Capozzi will open the reading with a poem.

Sister Exhibit
A sister exhibit in Santa Fe, New Mexico will be hosted during the month of May at the Santa Fe Complex (http://sfcomplex.org/wordpress/). A bookmaking workshop and reading are planned, and details for those can be found here by March 1.

For Further Information
On Pace events: dpoe@pace.edu
On Santa Fe events: jmariedavis@gmail.com

Please visit this page for further information. Visit the Pace University Web site for directions to the Westchester campus.