Category Archives: small press publishing

butterflies (tinysides 2006)

From 2006-2008, Maureen Thorson published small chapbooks called “tinysides,” which began as a large folded sheet of paper with a colored cover, saddle-stitched into an uncut codex with binding thread. If I remember correctly, she got the idea while trying … Continue reading

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Editors and Poets

A few years ago, I tried to be an Editor. Mostly, I was bad at it. I accepted more manuscripts than I had the time or financing to publish. I made a really awesome magazine called Foursquare, but publishing it … Continue reading

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12 or 20 Questions

In which I participate in rob mclennan’s long-running interview series. Although rob has been prodding me to do this for awhile, I didn’t feel inspired to until Dottie did it. What can I say, peer pressure works.

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It’s LIS Finals Time

And now we get to see how I’ve managed to relate my real life to my LIS life in my final projects.  First complete project: a very personal, very condensed, almost to the point of being just plain wrong, look … Continue reading

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Copyright

For one of my library classes, a group of us are making a digital library of art and literature from the Buffalo area.  Subsequently, and partly because of the continuous uproar surrounding copyright and other digital libraries (namely Google Books), we … Continue reading

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Subscription Deals

Two subscription deals I would buy if I had any disposable income (which I currently don’t, see previous posts on unemployment): Chax Press, $70 Alice Notley, Reason & Other Women; Anne Waldman, Matriot Acts; Charles Bernstein, Umbra; Barbara Henning, Cities … Continue reading

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Thesaurus Project

So here’s the short paper that resulted from the previous post…

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Difficulties of Cataloging Artists’ Books

I’m doing a few of my LIS projects on artists’ books, and I’m currently doing one on contemporary poetic objects by women, incorporating works from Hex Press, Dusie, recombinant dna press, Big Game Books, dos press, ellectrique press, and a … Continue reading

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Spell/ing ( ) Bound

.. . . Spell/ing () Bound is a tripartite book, arguably harkening back to the Oulipo tradition,* by Cara Benson, Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Kathrin Schaeppi.  I saw it at the Dusie Press reading in New York last month, shuddered at … Continue reading

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What I did Monday Morning

Charles Alexander covers the Poet-Publisher Roundtable, etc.  My own thoughts, perhaps, one day– if I ever have time!

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Hand/Homemade + infusoria

Beautiful pictures from the Handmade/Homemade exhibit are up! (Thank you Deborah!) The infusoria exhibit also has a blog!  (And what is more enchanting about it, the sensitive portrayal of Michelle’s work or the pictures of setting up the exhibit, with … Continue reading

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Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Celebrate National Small Press Month by attending the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, to be held March 21, 2009 at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY.  Come early for an all-night reading extravaganza March 20.

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Updates

Stop-gap solution for the color/formatting of the blog… I don’t really have time to fix it right now (or the cash to invest in CSS access). Some new readings have been added to my reading schedule. One of them (4/20) … Continue reading

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