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 212014
 
Albergotti by Kreps

Dan Albergotti by Debbi Hands Kreps

Diaz by Eberstein

Joanne Diaz by Kim Eberstein

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery
April 12, 2014, 7:00 pm 

Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008), selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, and a limited-edition chapbook, The Use of the World (Unicorn Press, 2013). A new full-length collection, Millennial Teeth, won the Crab Orchard Series Open Competition in 2013 and will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2014. Albergotti’s poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Pushcart Prize XXXIII, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, he is an associate professor at Coastal Carolina University, where he teaches literature and writing courses and edits Waccamaw.

Joanne Diaz is the recipient of fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of The Lessons (Silverfish Review Press) and My Favorite Tyrants (University of Wisconsin Press). She teaches in the English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Dan Albergotti and Joanne Diaz

Dan Albergotti and Joanne Diaz

Jan 042013
 

An Evening with Rosemary Willey and Special Guest Paula Presler

Sat., Feb. 23, 7 to 9 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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