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

Opening Reading: Carlos Soto Román and Brian Teare
May 17, 2013 7-8:30 pm

Musehouse: A Center for Literary Arts welcomes the following artists and writers for the Handmade/Homemade Sister Exhibit, curated by JenMarie Macdonald:

Thomas Allen
Evelyn Eller
Krista Franklin
Monica Hand
Samantha Huang
Christopher Janke
Owen W. Lee
Miriam Londoño
Carlos Soto Román
Nico Vassilakis
Suzanne Vilmain
Brian Teare

This mini-exhibition includes handmade, homemade and letterpress chapbooks, one-of-a-kind editions, and broadsides.

Carlos Soto-Román was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He is the author of “La Marcha de los Quiltros” (1999), “Haiku Minero” (2007), “Cambio y Fuera” (2009), “Philadelphia’s Notebooks” (2011) and the forthcoming chapbook “Con/Science” (2012). He is a translator and the curator of Elective Affinities, a cooperative anthology of contemporary U.S. poetry. He is also a pharmacist and holds a Master’s degree in Bioethics. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts and the American Antiquarian Society. He’s the author of four full-length books, The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-Award-winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses. He’s also published seven chapbooks: Pilgrim, Transcendental Grammar Crown, ↑, Paradise Was Typeset, Helplessness, [ black sun crown ], and SORE EROS. After over a decade of teaching and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s now an Assistant Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.


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,