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

Below are some of the photographs from this year’s Handmade/Homemade Exhibit. More photographs of the 2011 exhibit can be found here.

Another Word, Matthew Henriksen & Sextuplets Are Not That Heavy, Danielle Roderick—MC Hyland/DoubleCross Press; Techniques—Jen Hofer

“Oh, do you remember. . .”, Robert Creeley—Kyle Schlesinger/Cuneiform Press

Mountains, Yes, are Just Another Phase of SkyJenMarie Davis (Fact-Simile Editions)

Three Blind Mice—Marilyn R. Rosenberg; Museum Armor, Lily Brown—MC Hyland/DoubleCross Press

The Spiderboi FilesJai Arun Ravine

spent nuclear fuel—Jen Hofer


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

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 (, 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

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:

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

A sister exhibit in Santa Fe, New Mexico will be hosted the first week of May at the Santa Fe Complex ( Following the first week, a Handmade/Homemade Exhibit, Reading and Symposium will take place in downtown Santa Fe every Friday during the month of May (7, 14, 21, 28). Participating exhibitors are Cara Benson, Elizabeth Bryant, JenMarie Davis, Amanda Deutch, Noah Saterstrom, Kate Schapira and Helen White.

Handmade/Homemade Santa Fe Opening, Reading and Exhibit

April 29, 7 – 9 p.m. at the Santa Fe Complex
Featured readers: Anne Valley-Fox, Nicholas Chiarella, Travis Cebula,
JenMarie Davis and musical guests Adam Perry and Irene Joyce

Handmade/Homemade Workshop

April 29, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Santa Fe Complex
Context/Content: Methods of Generation with JenMarie Davis
Suminagashi: Ancient Japanese Paper Marbling with Suzanne Vilmain

Handmade/Homemade Symposia

May 7, 7 – 9 p.m. at Fact-Simile Editions
Curated by Nicholas Chiarella

May 14, 7 – 9 p.m. at Fact-Simile Editions

Curated by Suzanne Vilmain and Steve Smith

May 21, 7 – 9 p.m. at Fact-Simile Editions

Curated by Adam Perry and Irene Joyce

For further information on Santa Fe events, including directions, please contact JenMarie Davis:, at Fact-Simile Editions,

Kate Schapira, Face Game

Helen White, Ariadne

Fact-Simile Editions, A SH Anthology

ellectrique press, Cara Benson Kai Fierle-Hedrick & Kathrin Schaeppi, “wee 3” set = — I, First — wee-i — iGoogle

Hex Presse, Elizabeth Bryant, Fluorescence Buzz; Tuesday Art Journal, Evie Shockley; Kate Schapira, Women’s News

Noah Saterstrom, Ghost Pillow (sewn text, reverse, by Kristen Nelson); In-Hand Books/Kate Schapira, The Idea of Key

Photographs, Robert Klaeger, March 2010.

More photographs of this year’s exhibit can be found here.

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

JenMarie Davis lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she co-edits/designs Fact-Simile Editions ( 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 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

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 ( A bookmaking workshop and reading are planned, and details for those can be found here by March 1.

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