Oct 072016

KBAC Gallery, Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:00pm

The KBAC is proud to announce the publication of two new chapbooks: Steinzmentz Suite by Susan Blackwell Ramsey and Chain of Lakes by Elizabeth Kerlikowske. Please join us Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the publication of these books with a poetry reading by the authors.

Susan Blackwell Ramsey’s book A Mind Like This won the Prairie Schooner Poetry Book Prize and her work has appeared in publications from Poetry Motel to Best American Poetry.







elizabethElizabeth Kerlikowske grew up in Michigan and her writing reflects that. She is president of Friends of Poetry. She and visual artist Mary Hatch have just completed a book of paired paintings and poems.


May 312016

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 7:00pm

hurt_webRochelle Hurt is the author of two poetry collections: In Which I Play the Runaway (2016), winner of the Barrow Street Book Prize, and The Rusted City, published in the Marie Alexander Series from White Pine Press (2014). She is the recipient of awards from Crab Orchard Review, Arts & Letters, Hunger Mountain, PhoebePoetry International, the Vermont Studio Center, Wildacres, and the Jentel Artist Residency Program. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior ReviewMid-American Review, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati.



nordgren_webSarah Rose Nordgren is the author of Best Bones (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Among her awards are fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Her poems and essays appear widely in journals such as American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Copper Nickel, Agni, and Ploughshares. Native to North Carolina, Nordgren is currently a doctoral student in poetry at the University of Cincinnati and Associate Editor at 32 Poems.

May 302016

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:00pmhinrichsen_web

Dennis Hinrichsen is the author of seven books of poetry. His most recent is Skin Music, co-winner of the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press, as well as finalist in the Society for Midland Authors  2016 literary contest. His previous books have won the Akron, FIELD, and Tampa Poetry Prizes. New work can found in The Adroit JournalFogged ClarityGhost Town, Memorious, and Michigan Quarterly Review. His work has also received a Best of the Net Award for 2014 and the Third Coast Poetry Prize for 2016. He lives in Lansing, Michigan.



thayer_webCasey Thayer is the author of Self Portrait with Spurs and Sulfur (University of New Mexico Press, 2015). He has work published or forthcoming in AGNIAmerican Poetry ReviewPoetry, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he lives in Chicago.

May 292016

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:00pm

fagan_webKathy Fagan’s fifth collection of poems, Sycamore, will be published by Milkweed Editions in early 2017. Her first collection, The Raft, won the National Poetry Series; her second, MOVING & ST RAGE, won the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. Her work is widely anthologized, and newer poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Narrative. Fagan directs the Creative Writing Program at The Ohio State University and serves as Series Editor of the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Poetry Prize.



kempf_webChristopher Kempf is the author of Late in the Empire of Men, which won the Levis Prize from Four Way Books.  Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Chicago and the 2016-2017 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.

May 272016

David Dodd Lee by Brett Colley

David Dodd Lee by Brett Colley, Silkscreen, lino cut and letterpress

1. Saturday, September 17th 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

— David Dodd Lee
— Keith Leonard

2.  Saturday, October 15th 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 Sarah Messer
 Leah Osowski

3.  Saturday, November 12th 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 Rochelle Hurt
 Sarah Rose Nordgren

4.  Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00 p.m.

 Dennis Hinrichsen
 Casey Thayer

5.  Saturday, April 8th @ 7:00 p.m.

— Kathy Fagan
 Christopher Kempf
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