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

Elizabeth Colen is the author of prose poetry collection Money for Sunsets (Steel Toe Books, 2010) and forthcoming flash fiction chapbook Dear Mother Monster, Dear Daughter Mistake (Rose Metal Press, 2011). She resides in the Pacific Northwest, is poetry editor of Thumbnail Magazine, and occasionally blogs at http://www.elizabethjcolen.blogspot.com.

JenMarie Davis‘ work has been published in journals such as Little Red Leaves, Court Green, Glitterpony, Going Down Swinging and is forthcoming from Gargoyle. She has a chapbook Sometime Soon Ago (Shadow Mountain Press 2010) and is half of Fact-Simile Editions.

E.B. Goodale is a Boston based artist, printmaker and bookmaker.  She is the proprietor of Brave Men Press, a publisher of chapbooks, miniature broadsides and various other letterpressed ephemera.  She studied illustration and printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art.  When she is not printing and binding books, she works as a freelance illustrator and as a letterpress operator for a design company in Charlestown, MA.

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, and urban cyclist. Her most recent books are a series of anti-war-manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press, 2009); sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a translation from Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2008); The Route, a collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008); lip wolf, a translation of lobo de labio by Laura Solórzano (Action Books, 2007); and Sin puertas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women (University of Pittsburgh Press and Ediciones Sin Nombre, 2003). Her forthcoming books are a translation of Mexican poet Myriam Moscona’s Ivory Black (Les Figues Press), a translation of Guatemalan poet Alan Mills’ Síncopes (Piedra Santa), and the poem sequences from the valley of death and Laws. Recent poems and translations have appeared in Aufgabe, Mandorla, Or, out of nothing, and Punto de partida. She teaches at CalArts, Goddard College, and Otis College, and works nationally and locally as a social justice interpreter.

MC Hyland’s first full-length book of poems, Neveragainland, is newly out from Lowbrow Press. Her chapbooks include Every Night In Magic City (H_NGM_N, 2010), Residential, As In (Blue Hour Press, 2009) and (with Kate Lorenz and Friedrich Kerksieck) the hesitancies (Small Fires Press, 2006). She lives in Minneapolis, where she runs DoubleCross Press and the Pocket Lab Reading Series, and works as an administrator and occasional letterpress instructor at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Sam Lohmann is a poet who works at a preschool in Portland, Oregon. He edits a chapbooklike magazine, Peaches and Bats, and with David Abel coedits the Airfoil chapbook series. He does letterpress printing using handset type at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (iprc.org), and is part of the Spare Room reading series collective.

Jai Arun Ravine is the author of the chapbook Is This January (Corollary Press, 2010) and a Kundiman fellow. The Spiderboi Files, Volume 1 is a handmade chapbook containing five panels from a larger project that chronicles my relationship with gender and the early stages of my gender transition. Initially inspired by kari edwards’ a day in the life of p., each piece began as a cut-up poem that was later inked onto a panel and folded into a palm-sized zine. For more information on the project, please visit http://jaiarunravine.wordpress.com/spiderboi/.

Photo credit: Christine Pan and Mia Nakano Photography.

Marilyn R. Rosenberg is a visual poet and an artists’ book creator: draftsperson and printmaker, a small press and a unique sculptural bookworks maker. There are 30+ small editions of artists’ books, 100 + unique titles of sculptural bookworks and many drawings/visual poems, a few of each with collaborators. Works can be found in approximately eighty university, college, and museum libraries and/or collections worldwide. Rosenberg has been involved in over 200 international group exhibits since 1977. Recent titles include this is visual poetry (Naissance, March 2010), a 16-page chapbook; 56-page visual poetry artists’ book, etceteras (Luna Bisonte Prods, February  2010); visual poem as a 56-page artists’ book, RED (Otoliths, 2008). Many works can be seen on the web for example in Otoliths (southern autumn, 2010) and a few works at The Center for Book Arts.

Kyle Schlesinger publishes and lectures on topics related to poetry, visual communication andartists’ books. For nearly a decade he has been the proprietor of Cuneiform Press, a nonprofit publisher specializing in poetry, artists’ books and typography. With Steve Clay, he curates the Threads Talk Series, devoted to the art of the book and available on PennSound, and with Jed Birmingham, he edits Mimeo Mimeo, a biannual forum for critical and cultural perspectives on the mimeo revolution. Kyle Schlesinger is the author of four books of poetry, three artist’s books, and an exhibition catalogue for the Perishable Press’s retrospective at the Grolier Club as well as an exhibition catalog for Poems & Pictures, an exhibit he curated for the Center for Book Arts in NYC, 2010. Critical articles have appeared in Parenthesis, The Chicago Review, Jacket, Artists’ Book Yearbook, and The Journal of Artists’ Books. More at: http://www.kyleschlesinger.com.

Patti White is Director of Publications for and co-founder of Slash Pine Press with Joseph P. Wood. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Tackle Box and Yellow Jackets, both from Anhinga Press. She currently teaches creative writing and contemporary American literature at The University of Alabama.

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

Elizabeth Colen
JenMarie Davis/Fact-Simile Editions
Brian Foley and E.B. Goodale/Brave Men Press
Jen Hofer
MC Hyland/DoubleCross Press
Sam Lohmann/Peaches & Bats
Jai Arun Ravine
Marilyn R. Rosenberg
Kyle Schlesinger/Cuneiform Press
Patti White and Joseph Wood/Slash Pines Press

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.

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

Opening/Reading, Tuesday March 1st at 12:20PM (Pace U Common Hour)
A reading and celebration of the work takes place Tuesday, March 1st at 12:20PM in Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center, Pace University Westchester. Readers include JenMarie Davis, Jen Hofer, MC Hyland  and others to be announced.

A Bookmaking Workshop/Demonstration, Tuesday March 1st, from 1:25PM-2:30PM
Artist, writer and educator Jen Hofer provides a bookmaking workshop Tuesday, March 1st at 1:25PM in the Art Gallery of Choate House, Pace University Westchester.

Please visit this page for further information. Visit the Pace University Web site for directions to the Westchester campus. For additional questions on the events, please email dpoe@pace.edu.