Grateful acknowledgement is made to Jill Magi for the use of her art for the Handmade/Homemade site (above)—“Tongues”, 2007.


Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press ( and edits the poetry magazine, Solid Quarter ( She has been most recently published in Jacket Magazine, Callaloo, New Laurel Review, Trickhouse, and the Big Bridge New Orleans Anthology. Her poetry and prose reviews have been published in Tarpaulin Sky, Gently Read Lit, Big Bridge, and Rain Taxi. She has two books Memorial + Sight Lines (2008) and Sound and Basin (2013) published by Lavender Ink. She has two recent chapbooks: irrational knowledge (Fell Swoop press, 2012) and a city/ bottle boned  (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her chapbook Dollbaby was just released from Horseless Press.

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Poet Jody Gladding lives in Vermont, translates French, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Her newest book of poems, Translations from Bark Beetle, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.  She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Stegner Fellow, a Yale Younger Poet, and the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the French-American Foundation Translation Prize.  Her work also includes site-specific installations that explore the interface of language and the environment. Photo credit:  Emma Norman.

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Lee Gough was born in Pennsylvania and is a poet and multi-disciplinary visual artist working in printmaking, drawing, animation and most recently, letterpress.    She is the author of Mary and Shelley’s Fair Copy Book (Potes and Poets, 2000), and a chapbook Future Occupations, (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, 2012) as well as many informal artist’s books.  Her work has been published in many places, most recently in Antennae 11, while her prints and drawings are in many individual and public collections, including at the University of Hawaii, Hilo and Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België.  Other visual work has also been shown in Peru, India and Australia as well as many places in the United States.  In 2004, she was a Puffin Foundation grantee for her linocut portfolio series, The War Went Well.

Lee makes artists books as a way to link her visual and written work.  She is interested in alternative publishing and education economies and forms of critical exchange, new forms of reading and finally, new ways to recycle things that aren’t normally thought of as book media. She is also almost a zero-waste zealot and thinks more people should makes books from trash.  She is a recent transplant from Brooklyn to upstate New York. In addition to sometimes teaching drawing and printmaking, she also works in farmers’ markets.


Growing up as a Wyoming native has influenced Caren Hegna’s attitudes and approach to living and creating: She is an explorer, a dabbler and has come to see herself as a jack-of-all-trades in the realms of art, work and thought. Drawn to the obscure, she finds herself collecting odd and disparate elements, skills and ideas that tend to sift themselves into whatever she does through a sort of accidental alchemy.

Hegna has attended a variety of courses from survival in the out-of-doors, anthropology and cabinet making, to women studies and studio classes at Casper College, the University of Wyoming and the National Outdoor Leadership School. She continues to learn wherever she is.

For the last twelve years Hegna has occupied herself as an artist and an independent contractor in construction, woodworking and landscape design. She lives along the Oregon Trail near Casper, Wyoming with her husband, Jim Doherty and dog, Clyde. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across Wyoming, the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, and can be seen in private collections.


Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), andDamnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), a book-length meditation on the films of Béla Tarr, as well as several chapbooks: Red Trees, Fried Chicken Dinner, The Other Worlds, and The Transparent As Witness (a collaboration with Will Alexander). She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is Co-Editor of [out of nothing], Reviews Editor at HTMLGIANT, Editor of the new #RECURRENT Novel Series for Jaded Ibis Press, and Founder/CEO of POTG Design. She currently teaches at CalArts and can be found online at


Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, too (2013), Elements (2010), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (2008), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (2012). Her visual work—including video and handmade book objects—has appeared with Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (New York City), University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Poetry Off the Page Symposium (Tucson), the Handmade/Homemade Sister Exhibit at Brodsky Gallery (Philadelphia), and ONN/OF “a light festival” (Seattle). Online exhibits of her visual and text work include LexICONYew JournalElective AffinitiesThe Volta’s Medium, and Trickhouse. Deborah Poe is assistant professor of English at Pace University and founder and curator of the annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit.

Exhibiting at Casper College only.


Linda Ryan has studied art at the Internationale Sommerakademie für bildende Kunst in Salzburg, Austria, and participated in the Institute for Public Art and Design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

A recipient of a Wyoming Arts Council Individual Artist grant for travel to Greece and Turkey, Ryan has twice been a recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship.

Ryan has been active in arts advocacy, co-chairing the Arts 500 Advocacy group in Wyoming for 3 years and serving two terms on the Board of Trustees for the Nicolaysen Art Museum. She recently received the Tom West Award from the Nicolaysen Art Museum, and has been named to a number of “Who’s Who” listings, including In America, In the World, American Women, and American Educators, as well as Strathmore’s Who’s Who and America’s Registry.

Ryan lives in Casper, Wyoming where she enjoys life with her husband, Louie Kistler and dog, Breve.


Robbin Ami Silverberg is founding director of Dobbin Mill, a hand-papermaking studio, and Dobbin Books, a collaborative artist book studio.  Her artwork is divided between artist books and installations.  The work conceptually focuses on word cognition and interlinearity, with an emphasis on process and paper as activated substrate.

Silverberg has exhibited and taught extensively in the US, Canada, South Africa, South Korea, Mexico, and Europe. Her artwork is found in numerous collections, such as the Museum Meermanno,The Hague, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and Yale University’s Art of the Book.  She is an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and on the boards of the Center for Book Arts, Ampersand Foundation, Booklyn Artist Alliance & Alma on Dobbin. Photo credit: Staffs, 2007, Robbin Ami Silverberg

Unique book objects
Medium: 19th century vintage bobbins, archival inkjet text of misogynist proverbs printed onto Dobbin Mill paper & spun into thread.


Kate van Houten is an American artist living in Paris. After studying sculpture in Italy she came through Paris intending to return to New York. She was broke and Paris was thrilling – who cared about the difficulties. Her maid’s room was small. The work got smaller. It reminded her of Giacometti’s crisis and major decision to move out and on when he saw his work go into small matchboxes. She sought out S.W. Hayter, painter and printmaker at the Atelier 17. Here was a serious workplace and a new approach where she was introduced to printmaking (and to her future husband). Through the years, and not having returned to NYC, other than a stint at Pratt Graphics and an NEA grant at the Women’s Studio Workshop, the artist continued printmaking and began painting. Two residencies at DANAE in France stimulated an approach to installation pieces using her new sculpture as focal points. Other Horizons was recently exhibited in American University of Paris gallery and at the LADS Gallery in Osaka, Japan. She works carving stone more than on canvas, but, has not done with the press for monotypes.

The first One-of-a-kind books documented her paintings in small cloth reproductions under a canvas cover. Working with the multiple, as she had done for many years as a printmaker, expanded to producing editions of books. This is an ideal space for collaborations between artists, writers/poets, translators and artisans. ESTEPA EDITIONS, her independent press was created in 1996. Each edition, whatever its size, is designed with a certain simplicity and much of the work is done from her studio in the Paris 11th arrondissement.

Prints and artists’ books are in several private and public collections including; Musée Municipale de la Ville de Paris, Ministère des Affaires Culturelles, France. Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Bibliothèque Royale de la Belgique. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Free Libraries of Boston and Philadelphia, The New York Public Library. Graphisme Sammlung de ETH, Zurich. Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany. Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image Imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique. Collection Doucet, Paris, France. Ville de La Roche sur Yon, France. Victoria & Albert, London. Stanford University, California. Scripps, New York. Bibliothèques Municipaux in France: Issy-les Moulineaux, Dijon, St. Quentin, Courbevoie, Quimper et Rennes.

Photo credit: On Foot.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to Jill Magi for the use of her art for the Handmade/Homemade site (above)—“Tongues”, 2007.

Pace University, Westchester—with a sister exhibit at Casper College of Casper, Wyoming—welcomes the following artists and writers for the sixth annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit:

Megan Burns
Jody Gladding
Lee Gough
Caren Hegna
Janice Lee
Deborah Poe (Casper College only)
Linda Ryan
Robbin Ami Silverberg
Kate Van Houten

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 (this year from March 4th) in the Mortola Library at Pace University, Westchester.

The Handmade/Homemade Sister Exhibit, an exhibition in conjunction with the Equality State Book Festival, takes place at Casper College’s Mildred Zahradnicek Gallery, August 25 – October 23, 2014. The exhibit is curated by Valerie Innella Maiers.

The following events accompany the sixth annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit and Sister Exhibit:

Pace University Bookmaking Workshop/Demonstration and Opening/Reading
Poet and multi-disciplinary visual artist Lee Gough provides a bookmaking workshop Tuesday, March 11th. The bookmaking workshop will take place from 1:50-3:15. Gough will read from new work after the workshop, at 3:30. Both events take place in Butcher Suite of Kessel Student Center.

Casper College Sister Exhibit Reception and Artist’s Talk
Casper College’s reception, with an artist talk by Deborah Poe, takes place Thursday, September 11th, at 12:30 in the Visual Arts Building, Room 102. Lunch will be served.

Please visit this page for further information. Visit the Pace University Web site for directions to the Westchester campus. Visit the Casper College Web site for their address. For additional questions on the events, please email