Three leading poet/small press publishers--Karen Randall, mIEKAL aND, and Kyle Schlesinger--will read from their work in "All Poetry is Small Press Poetry," the kick-off event of the 2012 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. at the Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. (at Mohawk St.) in Buffalo.
Karen Pava Randall is a Springfield, Massachusetts based artist, poet and publisher of Propolis Press and Least Weasel Chapbooks. She has collaborated with Rosmarie Waldrop, Elizabeth Willis, Nancy Kuhl, and Lee Ann Brown on various books and artist's books, and taught letterpress printing at the Naropa Summer Writing Program and the Centers for Book Arts in Minneapolis, New York, and San Francisco.
mIEKAL aND, who lives in West Lima, Wisconsin, is a self described “do-it-yourself cultural anarchist and creator of verbo-visual literature, audio art, and hypermedia,” (including books) distributed by his Xexoxial Editions. After many years working in the realms of digital poetry and video, he has recently focused on the collaborative projects, including books with Maria Damon, Sheila Murphy and Geof Huth.
Kyle Schlesinger, a UB Poetics Program Ph.D, is a poet who writes and lectures on typography and artists’ books. His recent books of poetry include: “Commonplace” (Cuneiform, 2011), “Bad Words to the Radio and Other Poems” (Least Weasel, 2011), “Picture Day” (Electio Editions, 2011), “What You Will” (New Lights Press, 2012) and “Seeing Things” (Chax Press, 2012). He is proprietor of Cuneiform Press and co-director of the Graduate Program in Publishing at University of Houston-Victoria.