Mount Tremper Arts Festival

Brooklyn Arts Press will be attending the Mount Tremper Arts Festival on August 3rd. The images and text below comes from their catalogue. Recognize the pic? It’s going to be a blast. I’ve already signed up Jess Mynes from Fewer & Further Press, Martin Rock from Epiphany, Iris Cushing and
Elizabeth Clark Wessel from Argos Books, and am hoping to snag possibly one more indy publishing house for the pig roast / reading /  Q&A with Publishers & Editors of Small Presses. Mount Tremper is an amazing artist’s retreat located in a small town outside Woodstock, NY. Having known Aynsley Vandenbroucke (owner & operator of the farm & festival, along with her husband, photographer Matt Pokoik) from her dance school days at NCSA, I saw the property in various stages of development. Today their festival is recognized as one of the great New York summer art events, as well as an established residency and retreat for artists. The poet Christian Bök will be reading there on July 27, the week before we arrive, and the choreographer Kimberly Bartosik will be showing a new piece on June 23rd. I saw one of Kimberly’s pieces performed with two of my friends, Jonathan Allen and Joanna Kotze, at Dance Space last year, and was wowed. I had the chance to meet her at a picnic last Saturday and she’s excited about the piece, which she began working on at Jacob’s Pillow recently. I’m also thrilled to be able to catch the Kota Yamazaki dance being performed the day after us; the whole thing should be fun, so if you’re in the neighborhood, or fancy a drive, visit for more details.

Join Brooklyn Arts Presspublisher Joe Pan for a dynamic reading by poets-in-residence followed by a barbecue and Q&A with small press publishers and editors discussing their experiences in the field.Small presses have served an historic function within the literary community, at times helping to define the eras in which they participate. From launching careers to fostering deserving but overlooked writers to preserving the aesthetics of book arts, the initiatives taken by DIY publishers today are as important as ever in ensuring important writing finds its readers.Brooklyn Arts Press is a small press that publishes full-length poetry books and chapbooks, art monographs, and lyrical short fiction from new and emerging artists and writers.