Bull City Press and the West End Poetry Festival

White-How-We-Came-Upon-the-Colony-largeThis week in the INDY, I wrote about Ross White, the publisher of poetry chapbook press Bull City Press, who has finally published a chapbook on his own work which he will read from at the West End Poetry Festival this weekend. It’s a story about someone who has worked hard for other poets getting some well-deserved spotlight of his own. Read it here.

Horse and Buggy Press

photo by Jeremy M. Lange

photo by Jeremy M. Lange

In this week’s INDY, I wrote a long story about Durham’s Horse & Buggy Press, where Dave Wofford blends letterpress printing with modern techniques to create one-of-a-kind books and other printed matter. The package also includes a step-by-step photo spread by Jeremy M. Lange and an article by Lightsey Darst on Wofford’s latest production, a book of Rilke translations by David Need called Roses. Check it out here.

Joan Miro: The Experience of Seeing

"Woman, Bird and Star [Homage to Pablo Picasso]" by Joan Miró, oil on canvas, 1966/1973. Courtesy of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society

“Woman, Bird and Star [Homage to Pablo Picasso]” by Joan Miró, oil on canvas, 1966/1973. Courtesy of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society

Right now at Duke’s Nasher Museum, you can see major exhibitions of works by Robert Rauschenberg and Joan Miró, which is kind of nuts. I reviewed the latter, an exhibit of works from Miró’s final 20 years, when he had boiled his painting down to its purest essence, in this week’s INDY. Read it here.