Jan 252015
 

The KBAC Poets in Print series commemorates each reading with broadsides created by KBAC artists featuring works by the poets. Broadsides from each event since 2008 are shown below with links to the full posting. Earlier events can be viewed through the “Older Events” link at the bottom.

Click on a broadside to purchase it from the KBAC Broadside Shop. Or visit the KBAC Shop in our studios at Park Trades.

Oct 172014
 
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Linocut from Songs of an Abandoned Place by Jeff Abshear

Canti di un luogo abbandonato
By Azzurra d’Agostino

Songs of an Abandoned Place
Translation and linocuts by Jeff Abshear

On Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., Jeff will give a bilingual reading of the poems, and show the edition in the gallery. 

During the summer of 2014, KBAC Director Jeff Abshear worked at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, and Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione in Cornuda, to print the letterpress edition Canti di un luogo abbandonato/Songs of an Abandoned Place, by Azzurra d’Agostino. He translated the poems to English and printed them with four linocut prints, on handmade paper created in the KBAC studio and shipped to Italy.
This project was funded by a KADI Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the WMU Frostic School of Art, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jan 042013
 

An Evening with Rosemary Willey and Special Guest Paula Presler

KBAC Gallery, Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m.

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Rose Willey and Paula Presler

Local poet Rosemary Willey, author of Intended Place, will read from her new work. Joining her will be her friend Paula Presler, who will be retiring in June after 23 years as a reading teacher at The Montessori School. For many years, Rosemary has led poetry workshops for Paula’s Montessori students. Paula will share her own poems inspired by Rosemary’s teachings and the pair will also discuss the importance of poetry for young writers. A reception will follow.

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