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
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