Oct 172014

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm

Daniela Olszewska is the author of four books of poetry, including cloudfang: : cakedirt (Horse Less Press, 2012), Citizen J(Artifice Books, 2013) and How To Feel Confident With Your Special Talents (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). She was born in Poland and received her MFA at University of Alabama, but she self-identifies as a Chicagoan.


Mark Neely and Daniela Olszewska

Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill (winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize) and Dirty Bomb (forthcoming 2015), both from Oberlin College Press. His chapbook, Four of a Kind, was published by Concrete Wolf Press and his poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Boulevard, Willow Springs, and Barrow Street. He is an Associate Professor of English at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and the editor of The Broken Plate.

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.

Oct 162014

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00pm

With broadsides by Jill Jepsen and Vicki VanAmeyden


W. Todd Kaneko and Brandon Krieg

Brandon Krieg is the author of a poetry collection, Invasives (New Rivers Press), and a chapbook, Source to Mouth (New Michigan Press). He is a founding editor of The Winter Anthology (www.winterantholgy.com) and associate editor of Poetry Northwest. A PhD Candidate at Western Michigan University, he lives in Kalamazoo, MI.

W. Todd Kaneko is the author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor, 2014). His poems, essays and stories can be seen in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Southeast Review, The Normal School, The Collagist, Blackbird, Third Coast,Song of the Owashtanong: Grand Rapids Poetry in the 21st Century, Bring the Noise: The Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse Magazine and many other journals and anthologies. He has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and is an associate editor for DMQ Review. Originally from Seattle, he now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University.

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