R212. The Hybrid Book: Publishing Poetry and Art Together

Room M100 B&C, Mezzanine Level
Thursday, April 9, 2015
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


When text and visual art enter into conversation with each other, a different type of book is born. How to publish and market collaborative projects that elude genre boundaries is tricky, whether you are the poet or artist behind the work or the editor who looks to support it. Editors who publish work outside the labels of poetry or art will discuss the joys and terrors, opportunities, and obstacles of publishing books where text and image are dependent upon their relationship with each other.



Allison Campbell is associate editor for the Mississippi Review and a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. She is currently at work on a collection of poems, individual pieces of which have appeared in Witness, Armchair/Shotgun, and Harpur Palate.

Henry Israeli’s books include New Messiahs, Praying to the Black Cat, and god's breath hovering across the waters (forthcoming in 2016), as well as three books of translation.

Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist. She is the author of Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, and the co-author of Antigonick (a collaboration with Anne Carson). She is also the co-founder and editor of Monk Books.

Ben Fama is the author of New Waves, Aquarius Rising, and the artist book Mall Witch. He is the co-editor of Wonder. His work appears in the Boston Review, Believer, Jubilat, and Bomb. Fantasy, a book of poems, is forthcoming.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is a founding editor of Argos Books and co-edits Circumference: Poetry in Translation. She is the author of two chapbooks, Whither Weather and Isn't that You Waving at You.


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