Apple & Quill: Book Arts at Burke Presented by Andrew Rippeon

Hamilton College's Burke Library presents Apple & Quill: Creative Arts at Burke, a creative arts series focusing on creative writing, music, and the visual arts. With support from Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) and Audiovisual Services, the series is recorded and archived for future teaching and research opportunities.

The spring 2014 Apple & Quill series showcased Book Arts and featured presentations focused on the creative versatility of books as artistic objects. This event featured poet and scholar Andrew Rippeon discussing his work in Burke Library's special collections, and leading an exhibition on some of the notable volumes found therein.

Former editor of the poetics journal P-Queue, and founder of the book series QUEUE, Dr. Andrew Rippeon is a poet, letterpress printer, and independent scholar researching twentieth and twenty-first century poetry and poetics.


Book Arts at Burke Lecture: 00:00
Second Floor Exhibit: 08:20
Third Floor Exhibit: 14:43
Rare Books Room: 28:42
Book Making Workshop Highlights: 34:01

Chapbook Construction Workshop Highlights

Book arts expert Andrew Rippeon collaborates with student John Rufo in the construction of a chapbook, a small, individually-printed collection of poetry in the form of a pamphlet. With assistance from Andrew, John printed the covers by hand from photopolymer printing plates, using a Vandercook #2 Proof Press dating from the 1930s. Translucent wrap and interior pages were printed by the Hamilton College Print Shop. Books were hand assembled by John Rufo, Zoë Bodzas, and Bonnie Werthelm, with instruction from Andrew Rippeon.


"Old Joy" by Lisa Forrest & Jim Whitford
Lisa Forrest: Vocals; Jim Whitford: Guitar, Vocals

"Winter Moon" by Lisa Forrest & David Mussen
Lisa Forrest: Vocals; Jonathan Hughes: Bass, Guitar, Keyboards; Rob Lynch: Drums; David Mussen: Acoustic Guitar, Clarinet, Glockenspiel; Sally Fehskens: Background Vocals

DHi Hamilton claims no permissions or copyright on any music heard in this video. The credited songs were used by permission of the owner and performers. All other incidental music in this video is copyright the respective owners.

Lisa Forrest, MLS

Lisa Forrest, MLS

Director of Research and Instruction Services at Burke Library, Hamilton College

Lisa A. Forrest, Director of Research and Instruction Services at Hamilton College, received her M.L.S. from the University at Buffalo. She is the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service Award from the Western New York Library Resources Council (2008) and a fellow of the Western New York Library Resources Council’s Leadership Institute (2009) and the Educause Leading Change Institute (2014). Lisa's scholarly writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including American Libraries, A Leadership Primer for New Librarians (Neal-Schuman Publishers), Journal of Library Innovation, Thinking Outside the Book (McFarland), Urban Library Journal, Writing and Publishing: The Librarians Handbook (ALA Editions), and Job Stress and the Librarian (McFarland).

Her academic interests include the use of innovative technologies in library instruction, library leadership, and creative marketing and outreach. Lisa's creative writing has been featured in ArtVoice, Buffalo NewsDamn the Caesarseco-poetics, elimaefoursquareThe Great Lakes ReviewHot Metal BridgeKadar KoliWordWrights, and Yellow Edenwald Field. Other honors received include Pushcart nominations, the “Best of Buffalo: Best Poet” award (ArtVoice, 2011), and the National Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRINDI) Award for her radio commentary And So This is Christmas. Lisa's first collection of poems, To the Eaves (2008) is available from BlazeVox Books.

Kristin L. Strohmeyer

Reference and Outreach Librarian, Hamilton College

Kristin L. Strohmeyer is a Reference and Outreach Librarian at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Kristin is the departmental liaison for many humanities departments and history, providing instruction and research assistance to those faculty and students. She is also a member of the HILLgroup, and is actively involved in New Faculty and New Student Orientation. She currently serves on the ALA Library Instruction Roundtable Steering Committee, and is past-president of the Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL. Kristin received her B.A. in English Literature and Medieval History from Potsdam College in New York, and her M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston.