A Photologue of Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan’s Letterpress Adventure

Kevin and Angie visited Kenyon on April 1st for Kevin’s poetry reading (a perfect day for his pun-laced, anagrammatic and truly wonderful poesy). They both led a letterpress demonstration beforehand, printing mini broadsides (Tinysides? Narrowsides? Little broads?) Kevin and Angie are both affiliated with the Virginia Arts of the Book Center, and we are so excited they decided to bring their talents temporarily to Gambier. We did these prints on a Chandler and Price Pilot Press that you’ll see in the photos. Small press work, literally and figuratively. Kevin and Angie had pre-printed most of the poem, and we added a big purple “Is” to each, in wood block type. Enjoy:

Make ready in the hallway, as a class was using the lecture space. This is about 10:30 am. There was sun!


Make ready ready ready


The preprinted work, before we added the last element. These were done at Virginia Arts Book Center


Our kit
First prints of "Is" with woodblock type, drying on the windowsill of the Cheever Room
Getting the purple just right....this is Kenyon....
Uneven inking alert!
On press
Locked up and inked up



About the Program

The Kenyon Review Associates Program provides Kenyon students with valuable experience in literary editing, publishing, and programming. KR Associates work closely with Kenyon Review staff, gaining valuable experience in a number of editing, publishing, and programming areas including manuscript evaluation, publicity and marketing, copy editing, developing web site and social media content, outreach programming, event planning and promotion, and other creative and editorial projects

KR Associates attend regular seminars conducted by Kenyon Review editorial staff, visiting readers, and publishing industry professionals. These seminars cover a wide range of topics including editorial philosophy, evaluation of submissions, print and electronic production, marketing, and design.

KR Associates enjoy also enjoy exclusive access to visiting writers and speakers, free issues of The Kenyon Review, and valuable work experience and employment references.

This program is made possible through an initiative of the Kenyon Review, part of the mission of which is to contribute to the enrichment of the academic, cultural, and artistic life of the Kenyon College community.

Requirements and Expectations

  • Submission Evaluation: All Associates are required to read and evaluate eight Kenyon Review submissions per week. Associates who are not able to complete their weekly submission assignments for more than two weeks in a row may not be allowed to continue in the program.
  • Trainings and Seminars: In-person attendance is mandatory at all trainings and seminars. We plan on scheduling six to eight seminars per semester, and most will take place on Thursdays during common hour.
  • Literary Engagement: Associates are expected to participate in literary events on campus and throughout the local community.

Application Details

The application deadline for the 2023-24 program has passed. Applications for the 2024-25 program will open in the fall of 2024. Please check back then for more details.

Questions? Please contact Tory Weber for more information.