UA Poetry Center opens exhibit of Kore Press feminist publishing

The Poetry Center at the University of Arizona is opening an exhibit dedicated to a Tucson feminist publisher titled “FieldNotes: 30 Years of Kore Press + Institute.”

“Kore Press is one of Tucson’s great literary entities,” said US Poetry Center executive director Tyler Meier. “And for the past 30 years has been a celebration of women and femme-identifying writers, and an essential feminist intervention in the publishing landscape.”

Kore Press began its work in 1993 with a focus on “intersectional-feminist” pieces while working against “hate – racism, sexism, homo/transphobia in particular.”

“Fieldwork showcases the vital literary work done by Kore Press over the past three decades: work both on the page and in the community. Kore’s work ranges from gorgeous letterpress-printed books and broadsides to innovative performance pieces and city-wide art installations,” said curator Julie Swarstad Johnson. “This exhibit invites viewers into the work through materials from Kore’s archives, audio, and video.”

The opening reception, Tuesday at 6 p.m., is open to the public. There will be snacks and remarks are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Kore Press co-founder and publisher Lisa Bowden will be one of the speakers at the reception. 

The location for the event is the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery in the lobby of the Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.