FPUL Small Talk - “Printing poetry at Pied Oxen Printers: people and process”

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

David Sellers, proprietor of Pied Oxen Printers, will be the speaker.

David Sellers designs, hand-sets in metal type, prints, binds and publishes limited letterpress editions of poetry. Titles published to date include poetry by influential and celebrated poets. Pied Oxen's books are in the special collections of a number of institutions, including the Library of Congress, British Library, National Library of Ireland, Biblioteca Nacional de Espana, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York Public Library, and Princeton University Library.

From 2010 to 2015, David Sellers was Visiting Artist at Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, in the Visual Arts Program's Typography Studio. In 2014 to 2015 he advised and instructed the nascent student Princeton University Letterpress Club. Pied Oxen Printers produced the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Poems in its Hopewell workshop.

Recent workshops include graduate students, faculty and staff of the Department of English, Princeton University (spring, 2017) and Middlebury (College) Bread Loaf School of English (August, 2017 & 2018). Additional details may be found at http://www.piedoxen.com.

The Friends of the Princeton University Library "Small Talks" program is a series of presentations in which the size of the audience is limited to provide a more intimate experience. The talks will be held Sunday afternoons; from 3 to 5 p.m. Reservations are required, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis according to the priority selections of all participants. Please contact Linda Oliveira, loliveir@princeton.edu, 609-258-3155 for more information or to make a reservation.