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These Interviews with book artists and poets, are hosted by Steve Miller, coordinator of the MFA in the Book Arts Program at The University of Alabama. The lively conversations are about craft, inspiration, careers, and aspirations.

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Wide Awake Garage

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Daniel Kelm speaks about Science and Alchemy — an introduction to his philosophy of bookbinding — in this interview by Steve Miller, July 2012, at the Wells Summer Book Institute. Music is Constant Dream by Ben Semmens.

Johnny Carrera

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Known for his remarkable Pictorial Webster artist book, Johnny Carrera speaks about book as creative catalyst, and his belief that the great artist books are like songs. This interview took place at OxBow near Lake Michigan in May 2012. Music excerpted from Michael Holland's version of East Colorado Blues.

Mindell Dubansky

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Metropolitan Museum of Art book conservator Mindell Dubansky speaks about objects made to look like books, and a handmade world where creativity is a way of life, in this May 13, 2012 interview at Paper and Book Intensive. Music is Lost Wind by Ichiro Nakagawa.

Printeresting

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Created by RL Tillman, Amze Emmons and Jason Urban, PRINTERESTING is the thinking person's favorite online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany. Digital culture has not killed print. It has actually made it more relevant. What is micro mass production? Music is Bottomfeeders by Little Thom.

Beatrice Coron

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Everybody has a story to tell, and the platform Beatrice Coron uses is paper cutting and book art. This interview was held at the Penland School of Crafts during its September 2011 Artist Educator Retreat. Is there a secret society of paper cutters? Music is Float Up From Depth by Adhesion.

Julie Leonard

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A July 20, 2011 interview with Univ. of Iowa bookbinder and book artist Julie Leonard, at the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute, where she was teaching Historical Structures: Contemporary Context. Music is Keep It Sweet by St. Christopher.

Timothy Barrett

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A presentation at Paper and Book Intensive 2011 by MacArthur Fellow Timothy Barrett, with an introduction by PBI Co-director Julie Leonard. Tim speaks of his research on ancient papers, as well as a personal history of PBI as a founding Co-director.

Russell Maret


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Russell Maret is a letterpress printer and designer of digital type faces for his own imprint. He recently won the Rome Prize and is the North American Chair of the Fine Press Book Association. Music is Stegerwald by Ambrish.

Brighton Press

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Brighton Press' Nelle Martin, Michelle Burgess, Bill Kelly in a January 6, 2011 soulful interview in San Diego. "The tiny vertiginous space between two languages in the same language." The music is Eastern World by Antanas.

Sibyl Rubottom

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Book artist Sibyl Rubottom was one of the founders of San Diego's Bay Park Press in 2000. This interview took place on January 4, 2010 at the press. A good overview of book art in San Diego. Book is text, structure, and image. Music is Flood of Positive Feeling by alexander falcao.

Alberta

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An interview at the Rutherford Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, with members Barbara Johnston, Rena Whistance-Smith, and Janice Peters of the Alberta North Chapter, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. This includes a brief history of CBBG. Music by abigguitar. Image is from the new art museum in Edmonton,

Tatiana Ginsberg

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Tatiana Ginsberg taught Japanese Colorants at Paper at Paper and Book Intensive 2010 in Machias, Maine. She speaks about making paper for divine, not human, eyes.

Melissa Jay Craig

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An interview with book artist Melissa Jay Craig. "Becoming deaf has invaded every aspect of book making. I decided that if I was going to be in a world without sounds that I was going to work without words." Music by Ian C. Bouros from A Cure From Reality.

Laurie Whitehill Chong

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This interview with Laurie Whitehill Chong begins to get at the passion felt by many librarians toward their collections. She is Special Collections Librarian/Curator of Artists' Books at Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design. Laurie says, "I feel like an ambassador for the Collection." Recorded at Paper and Book Intensive 2010.

Rebecca Goodale

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A July 15, 2010 interview with book artist Rebecca Goodale during Paper and Book Intensive in Machias, Maine. Sometimes it's fun to limit yourself and see what happens. Music is Hubble by Guardian Mind Mix, with Alabama frogs and crickets. The book is about the Rigid Water Lily, Cathance River in Maine.

Dorothy Simpson Krause

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Author of Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Book, artist Dorothy Simpson Krause is an early adopter of using digital techniques to create handmade books. This interview took place in Machias, Maine. Music is the lull by 31d1.

Richard Minsky

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In this April 15, 2010 Skype interview The Center for Book Artsin New York founder Richard Minsky speaks about his transition from book technician to artist. Sewing a book together with code instead of thread. His new book is The Art of American Book Covers 1875-1930. Music is Dubtrak Wobble by Dubtrak.

Julie Chen book

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Book As Medium: Holding/Withholding Text
exhibition at Sesnon Gallery, Porter College University of California at Santa Cruz from January 27-March 6, 2010. A March 5th panel discussion with Julie Chen, Harry Reese, Sandra Liddell Reese, and Felicia Rice, moderated by Shelby Graham, and recorded by Matt Cohen of C & C Press. Music from Neuron Fire by akustikfilm. Book shown above is by Julie Chen. Future of the Book.

Drive By Press

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Drive By Press
is a 100% mobile printmaking studio. Artists Gregory Nanney (r) and Steven Prochyra brought snow to Alabama in this February 12, 2010. Music is Coming No Home by Arterial Blood Gases.

Wrap-up

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CBAA president John Risseeuw (not shown) introduces a final wrap-up session of the Collegiate Book Art Association meeting held January 7-10, 2010 in Portland, OR. Thinking along together. Music is brightness reef by all india radio.

Kitty Maryatt

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Kitty Maryatt
teaches at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. Presented as part of The Assignment on January 8, 2010 at the Collegiate Book Art Association meeting in Portland, Oregon. Music is brightness reef by all india radio.

Karen Wirth

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Karen Wirth
is chair of the Fine Arts Department, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Presented as part of The Assignment on January 8, 2010 at the Collegiate Book Art Association meeting in Portland, Oregon. Music is brightness reef by all india radio.

Julie Chen

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Julie Chen
teaches at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Presented as part of The Assignment on January 8, 2010 at the Collegiate Book Art Association meeting in Portland, Oregon. Music is brightness reef by all india radio.

Drew Matott and John LaFalce

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This is an October 18, 2009 interview with Drew Matott and John LaFalce of Combat Paper Project. It is an astonishing story of the effect of handmade paper on veterans. Music is Bollywood Nights by all india radio.

Howard and Kathryn Clark

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The Revival of Hand Papermaking in America: this is an in-depth interview with pioneering American papermakers Kathryn and Howard Clark of Twinrocker Handmade Paper. The interview was held on October 17, 2009 at the Friends of Dard Hunter Conference in Atlanta. Music is There Is by Allison Crowe.

Helen Hiebert

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Portland paper artist and author Helen Hiebert speaks about the magical qualities of abaca, and her books in this October 17, 2009 interview at the Friends of Dard Hunter Conference in Atlanta. Music is Morning Drops by All India Radio.

Sukey Hughes

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Sukey Hughes
, author of the seminal book Washi, The World of Japanese Paper, speaks with Steve Miller on October 17, 2009 at the Friends of Dard Hunter Conference in Atlanta. Music is Deserted Feat. Miro by Ambrish.

Carol Barton

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Carol Barton, the Pop-up Queen, is interviewed on July 15, 2009 at the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute, where she taught Paper Engineering and Sculptural Books. She reveals the secrets of the US Patent Office. She is the author of The Pocket Paper Engineer. Music is There To Sail by Digital Dream Society.

Kyle Schlesinger

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Kyle Schlesinger teaches book publishing and history of the book at the University of Houston where he will produce the Fiction Collective 2 books with students. Form is never more than an extension of content. Words have feelings too. This interview was done at the Hybrid Book Conference in Philadelphia, June 2009. The music is Comin Down by Digital Dream Society.

Carrie Galbraith

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In this June 6, 2009 interview Carrie Galbraith, a San Francisco book artist and teacher at City College, talks about accessible education for everyone. A first idea may not be one to marry. The music is Nature's Dreaming by Alexandre Falcao.

Peter Verheyen

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Peter Verheyen is Head of Conservation and Preservation at Syracuse University Libraries and the creator of Book_Arts-L, an online community that speaks to the whole spectrum of people involved in the book arts, and co-creator of Bonefolder, the online journal. The tune is Lullaby by Aaron English.

Emily Martin

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An interview with Iowa book artist Emily Martin of Naughty Dog Press, during The Hybrid Book: Intersection and Intermedia held in Philadelphia, June 5, 2009. Choosing one thing doesn't rule out the other. The music is Dark River Tribe by Dubtrak.

Shawn Sheehy

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Chicago book artist Shawn Sheehy talks about the idea of the Sixth Extinction in this May 24, 2009 interview at Paper and Book Intensive in Michigan. Music is Baja Taxi by Brain Buckit.

Paul Denhoed

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Canadian-born Paul Denhoed has lived in Japan and worked in Oguni as a papermaker for the past seven years. How is snow sometimes used in Japanese papermaking? Music is Flood of Positive Feeling by Alexandre Falcao. A May 25, 2009 interview.

Audrey Niffenegger

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Audrey Niffenegger is a Chicago visual artist, letterpress printer, PBI instructor, and New York Times bestselling author. In this May 19, 2009 interview with Steve Miller she talks about typography as a voice. Music is Carlsbad by Aaron Acosta.

Jerry Marciniak

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Origami Intersections taught by Chicago artist Jerry Marciniak at Paper and Book Intensive held at OxBow outside Saugatuck, Michigan in May 2009. Origami goes back to the invention of paper. Music is Sounds of the Dawn by Alexandre Falcao.

Nancy Morains

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A May 23, 2009 conversation with Nancy Morians, paper marbler, teacher, and proprietor of Colophon Book Arts Supply of Lacey, Washington, held at Paper and Book Intensive 2009. Music is from Can You Feel It by Ivan Orr.

Barbara Mauriello

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Steve Miller interviews bookbinder, painter, and teacher Barbara Mauriello during Paper and Book Intensive 2009 on May 23rd at OxBow in Michigan. The music is from Moon Murmurs by Aaron English.

John Cutrone & Seth Thompson

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A Jan 10, 2009 interview with John Cutrone and Seth Thompson of Convivio Bookworks in Lake Worth, Florida, talk about a new book by Madam X, and their work at Florida Atlantic University and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Music is Warm by all india radio.

Denise Bookwalter

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Denise Bookwalter teaches printmaking at Florida State University where she is involved with founding Small Craft Advisory Press and is filled with hopes, dreams, and plans in this January 9, 2009 interview. Sounds of the Dawn is by Alexandre Falcoa.

Timothy Barrett

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Over a greasy spoon breakfast on January 10, 2009, Tim Barrett, Director of the Oakdale Paper Facility at University of Iowa Center for the Book discusses analysis of 1500 book papers made between the 14th and the 18th centuries. Is gelatin the missing secret ingredient in incunabula papers? The song is Everything by Nijole Sparkis.

Charles Hobson

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In this January 8, 2009 interview with Charles Hobson, he speaks about his new book ANCIENT MARINER by Roger Angel, Google Earth, Chronicle Books, landing patterns, and Riceboy Sleeps. Prepare to be entranced with new music entitled Happiness by Jón Thor Birgisson & Alex Somers who gave us this piece from their upcoming album to use here.

Walter Tisdale and Katie MacGregor

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From a deep woods studio in Whiting, Maine, Katie MacGregor makes extraordinary handmade papers for restoration and conservation work. Walter Tisdale is an extraordinary fine press printer in Bangor, Maine. In an Oct 28, 2008 interview they speak about their own and their collaborative work. Katie says, Working alone is hard. The music is Dance of the Wolf by Hathead.

Bernie Vinzani

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This is an Oct 27, 2008 tour of Bernie Vinzani's office, typeshop, and papermill at the University of Maine at Machias. We backtrack to the original reasons that Vinzani pursued his path in papermaking and book arts. Intermingled music is Analove by Ivan Orr.

Steve Miller

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On June 26, 2008, book artist and teacher Steve Miller spoke about jurying 500 Handmade Books by Lark Press. The tune Acoustic Dream is by the Maltese trio Acoustica.

Hedi Kyle

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Hedi Kyle taught a class Folding Up A Storm, or What Else Can We Fold? at PBI 2008. Her alternative book structures have attracted the attention of generations of book artists. For 30 years she was book conservator at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. She says, "I really don't believe that my work should be surviving hundreds and hundreds of years". Included is a tune by Justin Gordon, High and Lonesome.

Shanna Leino

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Shanna Leino taught Armenian Bookbinding and the love of historic bookbindings at PBI 2008, in an early morning conversation May 23, 2008, with Steve Miller about materials, tools, and Dear Ben Brown Eyes. The tune is River by Alexander Blu.

Alice Austin

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Center City Philadelphia book arts Alice Austin says," In my books everything has to do with my life, but I don't want it to be specific... gather the things that are inspiring to you around you." An interview with Steve Miller conducted May 24, 2008 at Paper and Book Intensive. Music is Fuzzy by all india radio.

Dolph Smith

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A May 22, 2008 interview with Tennessee book artist Dolph Smith, by Steve Miller before breakfast at Paper & Book Intensive 2008. He speaks about glider flying, hot air balloons, Morse Code, and sculptural books. The music track is Noise by Dreamfresh.

Laurie Corral

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Laurie Corral, director of Asheville BookWorks, talks about BookOpolis and looking through her mother's and grandmother's jewelry boxes in a May 20, 2008 conversation. This interview took place during Paper & Book Intensive 2008. The song, Khalil, is by Sara Alexande.

Roberta Lavadour

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Roberta Lavadour is an Oregon book artist who loves outdated printing technologies. She says, "I think by moving objects around." and "We all have an obligation to make art." A May 21, 2008 interview with Steve Miller at Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts. Music by Sonic Deviant.

Betty Bright and Betsy Davids

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A conversation between book art historian Betty Bright and long-time book artist and educator Betsy Davids, as introduced by Kathy Walkup on January 12, 2008 at the founding meeting of the Collegiate Book Art Association. Betsy says the leading edge of books is interdisciplinary and to nurture the practice of criticism. With music by Sonic Deviant.

Tom Trusky

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As founding director of the Idaho Center for the Book and professor of English at Boise State University, the late Tom Trusky promoted book arts and book arts education in Idaho. The book as control and consolation in this January 12, 2008 interview, with a piece Metamorphosis by mr. tunes.

Steve Miller

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As part of its emerging podcast series, Robin Dreyer of the Penland School of Crafts interviews visiting book artist Steve Miller on November 12, 2007 in the Penland coffee shop, with a song, Nina Hatshe, from The Listening Room by Neo Nuyanga.

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Dieu Donné, founded in New York City in 1976 and dedicated to the creation, promotion and preservation of contemporary art in the hand papermaking process, has as its artistic director Paul Wong. He discusses its history and his life in papermaking on September 8, 2007. Music Ha Ha Nae Joy by el dog.

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A September 3, 2007 conversation with type founder Michael Bixler at his shop in Skaneateles, NY. Michael says the problem with some printers is that they're trying to save their type. Music is Library of Babel by Disparation.

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Rich Hopkins of Hill and Dale Private Press and Typefoundry in Terra Alta, West Virginia, fell in love with letterpress printing in high school and hasn't quit. He became intrigued with the Monotype composition caster and founded Monotype U. An August 10, 2007 interview at Penland School of Crafts.

Steve Miller 5am

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Slightly off topic, Steve Miller is sitting cross-legged in front of the clay brick baking oven at OxBow 5am May 26, 2007, feeding logs to a fire to bake sourdough bread with Jon Hook, for breakfast at Paper and Book Intensive. He relives his formative days as a boy scout who was not able to light fires. Included is Galadrials Dance by dt king.

Andrea Peterson

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Andrea Peterson, hand papermaker and instructor at Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, helped get the paper studio at OxBow ready for Paper and Book Intensive. She is working to make the world green. Hear the voice of a devoted teacher and artist in this conversation on July 27, 2007 with Steve Miller in a canoe at dawn on the OxBow lagoon. Music Hubble ii by Guardian Mind Mix.

Michael Durgin

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Sitting in the hand papermill at Oxbow during Paper and Book Intensive, Michael Durgin speaks about the excitement of co-founding Hand Papermking and what it has been like to edit this critical publication.

Jean Buescher Bartlett

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A May 25, 2007 interview of Ann Arbor letterpress printer and book artist Jean Buescher Bartlett at Paper and Book Intensive, interrupted by workmen, dogs and leaping turtles. See her Bloodroot Press. Music introvert 4 by base-box.

Amanda Degener

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Amanda Degener, hand papermaker, artist, and co-founder of HAND PAPERMAKING in a May 23, 2007 conversation at Paper and Book Intensive. Light Year by Guardian Mind Mix is also featured. She is co-proprietor of Cave Paper.

Paulus Berensohn

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What is the responsibility of the craft artist of the 21st century? On June 15, 2007, book artists, poet, and deep ecologist Paulus Berensohn spoke in Steve Miller's letterpress printing class at Penland School of Crafts. Music by Guardian Mind Mix.

Renate Mesmer

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Renate Mesmer, Assistant Head of Conservation at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC talks on June 28, 2007, with Steve Miller at the OxBow Paper and Book Intensive about her bookbinding apprenticeship starting at age 16, and a life in bookbinding. Song by Torchomatic.

Laura Wait

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado book artist Laura Wait speaks about her views on the craft of making artist books in very limited editions, and teaching. Karmyn Tyler's beautiful song Drifting ends this piece.

Jim Croft

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Jim Croft, Idaho book artist, tool maker, and educator is on his "Old Way" tour, interviewed on December 6, 2006 at the MFA in the Book Arts Program, The University of Alabama. Included is the Tom Waits song, Hold On.

Andrew Hoyem

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Andrew Hoyem, proprietor of Arion Press and M & H Type in San Francisco, presented "Bible, Blake, Baseball, and Beckett" at the King Library Press 50th Anniversary Celebration November 18, 2006.

Tony Green linocut

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A recording of San Francisco printer Peter Koch speaking at The Book Club of California on the occasion of his exhibition "KALOS: in search of Herakleitos & Parmenides" June 2006. Linocut by Tony Green from A Ore Perse.

Carol Blinn

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Carol Blinn is proprietor of Warwick Press, Easthampton, MA. In this interview at the celebration of the 50th birthday of the King Library Press in Lexington, KY, she traces her life as a letterpress printer as she worked with Harold McGrath, Leonard Baskin, and Arno Werner. Included is a song You Are Right There by blue number nine.

John Horn

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On October 27, 2006 John Horn gave an action-packed platen press workshop at The University of Alabama MFA in the Book Arts Program. John began letterpress printing in 1963 in high school, and is a passionate fine press publisher of small books and broadsides, as proprietor of Shooting Star Press. The song Human by Russell Wolff is included.

Jerry Lamme

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Jerry Lamme is a digital printmaker and Visiting Artist in the MFA in the Book Arts Program at The University of Alabama, summer 2006. He discusses his printmaking process and equipment, as well as the Gordo Mule Day & Chicken Fest. The tune Garden by Torchomatic is included.

Mary Ann Sampson

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An August 14, 2006 interview of book artist Mary Ann Sampson. She explores her roots in printmaking and surface design, and the book as personal narrative. A song No More Mondays by Melissa Forbes ends this podcast.

Lynn Mclure


Lynn Mclure, North Carolina book and fiber artist, is interviewed at the Penland School, northeast of Asheville, NC, on July 3, 2006.


Clarissa Sligh, Philadelphia book artist and photographer, ruminates at the Penland School in North Carolina on July 1, 2006, and surrounded by the song Acoustic Dream by Acoustika.


This is a Promotional Piece by host Steve Miller describing the BOOK ARTISTS AND POETS podcast.


On April 22nd UA Book Arts students and faculty participated in the 2006 Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery. Steve Miller interviews students, Dr. Joan Atkinson, and letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr..


During this part of this Cuba bookmaking trip, UA students and faculty have finished printing the book project, worked on lithographic prints, and end the day at artist Carlos Ayress Moremo "Tato's" studio being entertained by Tato and a friend. Music by Ichiro Nakagawa.


In this Cuba podcast, the UA book artists begin their first day of printing at Taller Experimental de Grafica in Old Havana. Other adventures surround that event. This includes music by Ichiro Nakagawa.


Jesse Meyer, upstate New York parchment maker, presented his work to the Alabama Book Arts students. He describes the process of vellum making. The skins are used in bookbinding, printing, and book conservation. Music by Ichiro Nakagawa.


From November 11-20, 2005 UA Book Arts faculty and students worked in Cuba with artists and papermakers on a handmade book project. From printing to bookbinding to discovering Havana this series explores our experience, beginning at the Miami airport. This first podcast has us landing in Havana. Included are musical snippets from Ichiro Nakagawa

We recorded nineteen podcasts during the national Book Arts Educator's meeting held at UA from January 13-14, 2006, and are pleased to present this audio archive of book artists speaking about their work:

Pamela Barrios
Pamela Barrios, Brigham Young University book conservator, in this interview with Laura Thomson, talks about training with conservators and artists, beginning at the New York Botanical Garden. "There is one book arts, and it has a range."

Betty Bright
Betty Bright
, an independent Minnesota scholar, speaks about the writing of NO LONGER INNOCENT: BOOK ART IN AMERICA, 1960-1980, with Patrick Masterson. She articulates her fascination with book arts, and new books on her mind.

Inge Bruggeman
Inge Bruggeman
, in this interview with Sarah Bryant, discusses her Texturaprinting and Ink-E Press, and the juggling act of teaching and book projects. Inge has suggestions for the future of Book Arts studies. Her interview is followed with a song, "Like A Magnet," by Amplifoco.

Julie Chen
Julie Chen
of Flying Fish Press, in this interview with Sarah Bryant, talks about how she starts making a book, the organic process of design, and how her life in books began.

Terrence Chouinard
Terrence Chouinard
of Wells College is interviewed by Lisa Robinson about starting a Book Arts Program in an academic setting. What is a "service publication"? Lisa asks Terry one hundred questions.

Betsy Davids
Betsy Davids
of Rebis Press speaks with Terry Chouinard about book arts in the 70s, and the alternative materiality of her early books. "More of us should be writing about what we do in the ways that *we* think about it--our own critical language." [Note: Betsy gave a wonderful short presentation to set the tone at the educators' book exhibition.]

Brad Freeman
Brad Freeman
is interviewed by Patrick Masterson about his life as a book artist and working in offset printing. Freeman is the founder and editor of JAB, the Journal of Artist Books.

Julia Leonard
Julia Leonard
, in this interview by Misty Harper, talks about why making books by hand is hard, favorite books she has made, and what is so great about the number 52. Julie teaches bookbinding at the University of Iowa book arts program.

Kitty Maryatt
Kitty Maryatt
talks with Steve Miller about how to whip a group of twelve newbies together to create a collaborative book. Kitty calls it finding the "connective tissue". She has done it forty times at Scripps College. How does one become a book artist? "I wasn't out to make books." Listen to "Crayon and Ink" by Allison Crowe.

Daniel Mayer
Daniel Mayer
talks with Steve Miller about an Arizona-based collaboratibe book venture with a Harley-riding internet radio personality poet at Pyracantha Press. His focus is publishing work he believes is important for the culture. What is "Black Printing"?

Clifton Meador
Clifton Meador
speaks with Colin Rafferty about beginning to make books in the 70s, Nexus Press, and offset printing. Does text or image drive the book? Cliff scratches the itch of the phrase "democratic multiples".

Mary Phelan
Mary Phelan
is interviewed by Katherine McCanless Ruffin. Through printmaking Mary discovered a love for thousands of pieces of metal type and letterpress in Philadelphia. Included is the tune "Cottonstar" by Torchomatic.

Harry Reese
Harry Reese
of Turkey Press speaks about a life full of books, book creation as expressions of collaborative relationships, the true tale of the "Sandragraph" with a bow to Sandra Reese, and James Joyce's "Thunderclaps" in this interview with Steve Miller.

John Risseeuw
John Risseeuw
, of Pyracantha Press and an Arizona State University faculty member, speaks with Colin Rafferty, tracing the roots of book arts in the past decades, and discusses what role book arts plays in university setting. Risseeuw discusses how he combines printmaking, bookmaking, and handmade papers in his project "Land Mine Prints."

Special Collections Librarians
Special Collections Librarians Bob Blesse, Janice Braun, Ruth Rogers, and Judy Harvey Sahak, hold a roundtable discussion about their collections of artists books, why they are attending a book arts educator conference, what they look for when acquiring books for their collections, and advice they have to book artists and educators. This is a passionate discussion with Steve Miller. Included is the podsafe tune "Winter Sky" from Torchomatic.

Barbara Tetenbaum
Barbara Tetenbaum
, director of the Book Arts Program at Oregon College of Art and Craft, speaks about early book arts influences, and what inspires her work, in this interview with Claudia Hamilton.

Kathleen Walkup
Kathleen Walkup
, Professor and Director of the Mills College Book Arts Program, talks about the women's letterpress printing shop in San Francisco, and her ongoing "Library of Discards" project, with Misty Harper.

Eileen Wallace
Eileen Wallace
talks with Sara Owen about the path she followed from librarianship to book arts. She practices and teaches in Ohio, and in places like Cortona, Italy. Wallace discusses how working and living at The Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina influenced her vision of book arts.

Phillip Zimmerman
Phil Zimmerman
, an artist who works in the book form teaches at SUNY-Purchase where his passion is in the making of narrative, photo-based books, in an interview with Colin Rafferty. Phil discusses Space Heater Editions, Chicago Books, Franklin Furnace, and what makes books tick.

Steve Miller
Sleepily driving the van on the way back from taking people to the Birmingham airport, Steve Miller thinks about the Book Arts Educators meeting held at The University of Alabama from January 13-14, 2006.

And back to our regular podcasting...


Glenn House Sr. has spent a lifetime making art. From his studio in Gordo, Alabama, he spins clay objects, handmade paper, and printing projects, as well as tales. The interview was done as part of StoryCorps. This podcast includes a song by Chub Creek.


Rory Golden talks about the murder he is investigating in West Virginia, as well as experiences directing the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and his life as a roving artist and book maker, in this December 2005 interview. Also featured in this podcast is a terrific song by Adrina Thorpe. Her work can be found at www.adrinathorpe.com.


The touring team from projet Mobilivre talks about life on the road in an Airstream, with its on-board curated exhibition of zines and handmade books, during its September 2005 Tuscaloosa stop.


Katherine McCanless Ruffin, in a conversation over breakfast in Wellesley, Massachusetts, talks about her letterpress printing projects, influences on her work, and teaching book arts at Wellesley College.

Scott Samuelson


Scott Samuelson, Idaho poet, talks about and reads his work, and of the joys of book making. PBI 2005.


Rich Spelker taught a unique ink making class at Paper and Book Intensive 2005. In this conversation he talks about handmade inks and concrete books.

Bea Nettles


Bea Nettles, renown photographer and book artist, talks about her work and what inspires it. This conversation took place at Paper and Book Intensive 2005.


Mina Takahashi, Editor of Hand Papermaking Magazine, hand papermaker, and teacher, speaks about her life in hand papermaking. She was teaching a class at paper & Book Intensive when we caught up with her.


Jim Canary, papermaker, bookmaker, educator, and an instructor at Paper & Book Intensive 2005, speaks about his passion for things Tibetan, especially bookmaking. Jim covers the materials for Tibetan books and his work on books in Tibet, in this interview on June 9, 2005.


A May 2005 interview with Cindy Bowden, director of the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, GA. The interview was done at the museum. Cindy is pictured with UA students on a recent visit.


A May 2005 introduction, by Paul Moxon, to his "Letterpress 101" workshop - a public workshop given at the Book Arts Program, The University of Alabama. We ask some further questions of this inspired letterpress artist. Paul (l) talks with participant Hal (r) during the worshop.


A May 2005 slide presentation and remarks by North Carolina hand papermaker Ann Marie Kennedy, as part of a public workshop she gave at the Book Arts Program, The University of Alabama. Ann Marie talks about her development and experiences as an artist working in paper and related media.


A March 2005 interview with UA bookbinding instructor Anna Embree, seen here with a bookbinding colleague in Havana, Cuba. Anna talks about her background, plans for a working trip to Cuba, and her vision for bookbinding students at The University of Alabama.


A March 2005 conversation with Wisconsin poet Mary Wehner, seen above in her writing room. Mary reads some terrific poems, and then talks about process.

These interviews are available as podcasts by going to iTunes and subscribing to our free feed, Book Artists and Poets.

Some of the podsafe music surrounding the new podcasts was found at the Podshow Podsafe Music Network, and we thank them.

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