Poetry, Music, Art

November 19, 2013

The public is invited to a reception celebrating the publication of a new book of poems titled "Directions Home" by seven Peoria poets and printed on campus by the Gold Quoin Press in the Department of Art. The reception is November 19thin the Wycoff Room of the Cullom-Davis Library from 7:30–9:00.

The evening will include readings by the poets and discussion of the book design by the artists and graphic designers who worked to create it. Musical selections will be performed by violinist Marcia Henry Liebenow. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.

The poems are by Barbara Clevenger, Jannett Highfill, Mark Liebenow, Janeil Page, Thomas Palakeel, Burt Raabe, and Elizabeth Klise von Zerneck.

The design of the book is by Sharon Conlee, Joe Fitzanko, Becky Krohe, Kevin McGuire, Lisa Nelson Raabe, and Robert Rowe.

Directions Home is a new book just published by Peoria’s Grandview Hotel Poets and designed and printed in the book arts studio on the Bradley campus in a special limited edition of 200 copies. This hand-printed letterpress book is a collection of poems by seven Peoria poets. Each of the poems in the collection is based on a specific street or location in Peoria. The unique design of the book presents the poems in forms that reference travel, including road maps, traveling papers, celestial charts, broadsides, and tavern drink coasters, all neatly packaged in a custom die-cut folder.