Monday, November 11, 2013

Estepa Editions and Conversion... the making of an art-poetry book!

Kate Noakes looks on as Kate Van Houten explains her layout
Yesterday in Paris a lovely brunch at le Charbon with visiting writers from Barcelona and New York as well as local ex-pat Kate Noakes before a stroll over to rue de Charonne and Kate Van Houten's art studio to see the process of making and finalizing the touches on our collaborative book, CONVERSION. 

CONVERSION by Jennifer K Dick with artwork by Kate Van Houten: will be a collection of 7 folio-pages on a gorgeous off-white, slightly yellow paper, with the words printed in blue, the images by Kate floating above and through my 7 prose poems, all of this encased in a hand-made box which will be enrobed with an eggplant-colored paper will soon be out from Estepa Editions (check out her blog at Kateplusbooks which she is hoping to have updated soon). 

Kate Van Houten showing the maquette for Conversions
Kate Van Houten proposes the cover box color

To be the first to see this (even before I will see the final product!) you can find Estepa Editions either at: 
The Small Publishers Fair 2013: LONDON 
the 15-16 November, 11am-7pm daily
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
See list of participants at: and for more news on the event, see: and readings listed at:

the 22nd Nov from 14h-22h,  the 23rd Nov from 11h-20h and the 24th of November from 10h-19h

Pages 16, Espace Charenton, 327 rue de Charonton, 75012 Paris
See their website for a list of the 90 éditeurs who will present and more at: and