Acknowledgements & Bibliography

Gina Bastone, Humanities Librarian, created this exhibit in 2019-2020 for the UT Libraries. It features digitizations of chapbooks from the Ruth Stephan Poetry Collection, housed at the UT Poetry Center in the Perry-Castañeda Library.


I am greatly indebted to the work of Mitch Cota. As a graduate student at the UT’s School of Information, Mitch created an exhibit for the Perry-Castañeda Library’s Scholars Commons called Lone Star imPRESSions, A History of Small Press in Texas. Mitch conducted interviews with many of the writers and press editors featured here, and this exhibit would not have been possible without his research. If you would like to learn more about small presses in Texas, I recommend reading his exhibit catalog.

I would also like to thank the many writers, editors, and artists in Austin who have welcomed me into their literary community: Andrew Hilbert, Jim Trainer, Annar Verold, Stephanie Goehring, Chris Dock, Joe Brundidge, and all the good folks at Chicon Street Poets and Malvern Books.

Additional thanks are due to the many UT Libraries staff who helped make this exhibit possible: Mary Rader, Jenifer Flaxbart, Daniel Arbino, Sydney Kilgore, Allyssa Guzman, Anna Lamphear, Mirko Hanke, Ann Marchock, and Shiela Winchester.


Full Bibliography

“About.” smoking glue gun, December 7, 2011.

“Bianca Stone on Monk Books.” Poetry Society of America. Accessed February 20, 2020.

Brenner, Wayne Alan. “Strong and Talented and Young: Austin’s Raw Paw Collective Inhales Life and Exhales Art.” The Austin Chronicle. December 26, 2014.

Cota, Mitch William. “Lone Star ImPRESSions: A History of Small Press in Texas.” (Austin: University of Texas at Austin, 2017).

Embree, Alice. “Red River Women’s Press.” collective impressions, April 12, 2016.

“Emmalea Russo and Michael Newton on Ugly Duckling Presse.” Poetry Society of America,

no. 35 (1986): 16–17.

Gentry, Amy. “Ebony Stewart Kisses Fear on the Mouth.” The Austin Chronicle, February 27, 2013.

Hartig, Jean. “Celebrating the Chapbook: Postcard From New York City.” Poets & Writers, April 29, 2009.

Holloway-Reeves, Brett. “The Life and Times of an Emotional Transient.” The Austin Chronicle. March 28, 1997.

Huffstickler, Albert. The Talkin’ PCL Blues. Special limited edition “retirement” collection. Austin, Texas: sn, 1991.

Jewell, David. Bluenote. Austin, TX: Raw Paw Press, 2014.

Kessenich, Marissa. “Meet the Staff: Q&A with Visual Materials Assistant Michael Gilmore.” Online magazine. Ransom Center Magazine, December 12, 2016.

Navaretta, Cynthia. Guide to Women’s Art Organizations and Directory for the Arts: Multi-Arts Centers, Organizations, Galleries, Groups, Activities, Networks, Publications, Archives, Slide Registries. Midmarch Associates, 1982.

Pointeau, François. “Gross In: Is Any Writer in Austin as Revolting and Entertaining as Andrew Hilbert?” The Austin Chronicle. April 22, 2016.

“Raw Paw Screen Print & Collective.” Raw Paw. Accessed February 13, 2020.

Reitberger, Adeena. “Q+A with Awst Press Publisher Wendy M. Walker.” Conflict of Interest, August 19, 2018.

Smith, Clay, and Ric Williams. “Remembering Huff.” The Austin Chronicle. March 8, 2002.

“Submissions.” Awst Press. Accessed February 20, 2020.

“The Cockroach Conservatory: Buy Cockroach Conservatory, Vol. 2: The Glory of Man: The Rise and Fall of the Reality Soldier Now!” The Cockroach Conservatory, January 25, 2019.

“The Official Site of Ebony Stewart.” Accessed February 19, 2020.

Wang, Daisy. “UT Alumna Recalls Life of Activism.” The Daily Texan. December 2, 2016.

Woodcock, Diana Gwen. “The Poetry Chapbook: Blessing or Curse?” International Journal of the Book 8, no. 3 (2011): 27–31.