The Projector

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Bob Brown Bubbles

As I begin to consider the next phrase of Roving Eye Press, I have been researching more of Bob Brown‘s poetry, including a lot of poems not included in some … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Free Books, Open Libraries: 15 Resources for Everyone

Many of my upper-division courses focus on the same general set of questions:  How does digital media disrupt “conventional” structures?  Structures here range from thought processes and reading and researching … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to Judge a Book by its Cover

In my June post “Reading by Design,” I shared some early notes on my fall course on the History of Publications Design.  Sadly, I didn’t follow-up with this post throughout … Continue reading

December 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading by Design … The Great Gatsby

Next semester, I’m teaching another class related to book history and publishing.  This course will examine the history and evolution of book design and, specifically, cover art.  The question that … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Spotlight: Olga Cabral

As fate would have it, as I take a brief hiatus from working on the next project with Roving Eye Press, last week, while shuffling through an old used book … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Accidental Diarist: A Review

The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America By Molly A. McCarthy. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 302 pp., HC $90 Pb $30) http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/A/bo15357320.html     … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Writing with Scissors: A Review

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance By Ellen Gruber Garvey. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 320 pp. 62 ill. HC $115, Pb … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

LIVE: Textshop 4 … From Digital to Print

I am happy to announce the release of Textshop Experiments’  Volume 4: From Digital to Print. Contents 100 Questions About Writing And The Future by Jimmy Butts Printed Animals by … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 is for TEXTSHOP

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January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

365

A few days ago, on New Year’s Eve, I completed my #365DayChallenge of posting one image a day on Instagram.  So, for now, I’m taking a little break from social … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Classic Comics Covers

For those who know me and my work, it’s no secret that I am interested the relationships between texts and images.  So much so that I’ve straddled the line between … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bob Brown’s Houdini

I’m happy to announce the publication of the latest title from Roving Eye Press: Houdini.  The title is number 5 for Bob Brown’s revamped mobile small press. Originally published in … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beyond Criticism 2017

One of my latest projects this year has been the book series Beyond Criticism published by Bloomsbury.  It’s been a busy year here with six books already published and many … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Winter 2017-18 at Calypso

My Mother, Resurrected Fabián Casas, Trans. Adriana Scopino Poetry · English · Translation · Bilingual · Spanish 2017 $15.00 Acclaim for My Mother, Resurrected This remarkable translation of Fabián Casas’ poems by Adriana Scopino takes … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mulberry Mummies Marshes

  “Mulberry, Mummies, Marshes: This History of Paper” Course Poster, 2017. My latest poster / broadside.  

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bookbinding / Bookmaking Workshop Results

Since I’ve posted two prior blog entries on my plans for introducing bookmaking and specifically introducing students to a few binding models, I thought it appropriate to share a few … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Types of Book-Binding: An Introduction

    Building on what I’ve called the Right PATH method (Performance/Production, Aesthetic, Theory, History), I wanted to add a little supplemental guide to types of binding we will cover … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Introduction to Book-Binding … Workshop

Two weeks ago, my paper history course had its latest workshop, on printing.  We were fortunate to use the under-utilized printing facility at Stevenson in a workshop led by printer, … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Reading as Art: A Micro-Review

Reading as Art Simon Morris, editor. York: Information as Material, 2016. http://www.informationasmaterial.org/portfolio/reading-as-art/ In my own ongoing research investigations of reading publishing as arts practice, I came across this title last … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sampling: The Introduction to the History of Paper Course

I’m very excited about the upcoming weeks of my History of Paper course.  I’ve already blogged about setting up the course blog and the first posts will appear soon.  I … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Soon . . . Fall Course on the History of Paper

We’re just a week away from the fall semester!  I was a little disappointed last year after my pitch for a “History of the Book” special topics class was deemed … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the series on student projects from this past semester.  The last post featured videos of place-based historical studies.  This post shares some images from a … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 1

For the next few posts, I wanted to share something a little different: samples of student work produced this past spring.  I’ve been teaching American History courses for the past … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper-making History: Some Bookmarks

Last fall, I taught courses in the history of graphic design and the history of printing (both Visual Arts courses).  Before I got things started, I posted an entry here … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Summer Work 2017 — The Road Ahead

Well, another semester has finally come to an end, which typically means a new transition–a new type of busy season–is about to begin.  I can’t believe I haven’t formally posted … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Forthcoming Textshop Issues: 2017-2018

Our next issue is only one week away!!! As we make the final edits to the forthcoming issue of TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS . . . Here’s what’s scheduled down the production … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book/Marks: The Digital Humanities Meets the Public Humanities

In one of my last posts, I shared a few videos on the Gutenberg press and letterpress printing for a class that’s now underway.  I like this approach of sharing … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Chapbook Making Faces

I am happy to announce the release of my new poetry chapbook, Making Faces. The book is now available via Amazon: http://amzn.to/1UwLwDp. Thanks to everyone who has supported this work. … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lullaby for a Hanged Man

JUST RELEASED: The latest title from Calypso Editions… Lullaby for a Hanged Man Fiction · English · by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki · Translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood · 86 pages Lullaby for … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Praise for Roving Eye Press

As Roving Eye Press begins work on our next set of publications for 2016, I reflect on what we’ve already achieved.  Since Fall 2014, we have re-published four Bob Brown … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions: Open Call/Reading Period & Recent Titles

Call for Manuscripts Calypso Editions, a cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective, publishes four books each year. In order to … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goody Goudy!

If there were an individual, readily recognized quality, or characteristic which the type designer could incorporate in drawings that would make any one type more beautiful, legible, or distinguished than … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goody Two-Shoes

This week I was looking up where the expression “goody two-shoes” originated.  A friend used it in conversation and I remarked or rather asked whether or not this is even … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Over Sea, Under Stone at 50

Summer has begun, which in my case means concentrating full force on my dissertation, I remember when it meant something not all that different…summer reading.  When I was small, Friday … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Broadside

In November, I began talks with the folks at Hot Air Press to reprint a limited edition broadside of the Francis Hopkinson poem “Ode” for a July 2015 release.  The … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

My First Artist Book: Davy Crockett

It’s amazing how many books and papers and little knickknacks and strange odds and ends we accumulate each year.  Every spring, I sell, donate, recycle, shred and throw away, piles … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interaction, Performance and Introductions to Bodies and Space

I was recently invited to participate in an online discussion on the current state of interactivity in new media art.  The forum is the first in the 2014 series from … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

DRUCKWORKS @ UMBC

Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker Monday, September 16 – Monday, December 20 Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Exercise in Nomadic Thought . . .

Or How to Make a New Hat. Last December, I made a small pamphlet to one of my classes–it was part guide and commentary and part info-graphic responding to Walter … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse (New York: Siglio, 2012). I’ve been playing with this book for the past couple of months.  I’m sure that poets, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment