New Work & Events

Quilt Not Quilt...

Our collaborative team is well under way with the great leadership of Jerry McClelland.  I have completed four individual projects and now am working on an anthology with three other writers and a chapbook of my own poems, written expressly for this project. I did a small broadside edition, five prints with one artist proof, of Mary Moore Easter’s poem, “In the History Museum.  The colored background papers were made from deconstructed quilts.  The top handmade abaca

paper was done by me, then letterpress printed and then cut, folded and stitched to illustrate Mary’s poem.  The zig-zag book above is a unique book, Squaring Off the World, which I wrote, designed and published for this project.  It is a altered version of Keith Richard’s wire-edged binding.  I used waxed wooden cooking skewers in place of the wire.  The abstract images are screen prints and the text letterpress printed.

Save the date...

The Quilt Not Quilt exhibit is scheduled for October 12 - December 2 in the Cowles Literary Commons Gallery at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.  The reception takes place on Wednesday, October 27th, from 6pm to 9pm, with a program at 7pm.  


I signed with an agent in January for my children’s picture book, Window Says.  I am lucky to be represented by Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises of California.  I’m busy writing away so I can submit more work once this one sells.  Fingers crossed!

New Broadside

This is a quick snapshot of a broadside edition I did in honor of KateLynn Hibbard’s new poetry collection, Simples, published through Howling Bird Press, Augsburg University. I used “Orthgraphy, 1895,” one of the poems in her book.  It was an honor to work with KateLynn and Jim Cihlar.  I did an edition of 50.  I hand-painted the backgrounds in water color and letterpress printed the text and image.  The publication reading for KateLynn’s book is on Sunday, July 22nd at 7pm, in Saturn Hall, Augsburg University.