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.

Jan 092015

Kara Candito and Sean Bishop

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:00pm

Kara Candito is the author of Spectator (University of Utah Press, 2014), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and Taste of Cherry (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems have been published in AGNIThe Kenyon ReviewjubilatDrunken Boat, The Southern ReviewForklift Ohio, The RumpusIndiana Review, Best New Poets 2007, and elswhere. A Pushcart Prize winner and recipient of scholarships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the Santa Fe Arts Institute, Candito is a co-curator of the Monsters of Poetry reading series, a creative writing professor at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and a co-director of Membership for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Sean Bishop is the author of The Night We’re Not Sleeping In (Sarabande, 2014), selected by Susan Mitchell as winner of the 2013 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly ReviewBest New PoetsBoston ReviewjubilatPloughsharesPoetry, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of Better (bettermagazine.org), and he co-hosts the weekly Better podcast. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he teaches creative writing and creative writing pedagogy and coordinates the MFA and Fellowship programs at UW–Madison.

Oct 172014

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.

Rose Willey Paula Presler

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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