I met Lori Anderson Moseman in 2007, when I was finishing my doctorate. Because I met Lori, I met Matthew Klane. As a consequence of meeting Matthew, I met Jessica Smith and Kate Schapira. Meeting these writers marks the beginning of my deep admiration of DIY publishing, prolific bookmaking, and the gift economy of handmade books and book objects.
Before this entanglement with book arts, I was already predisposed to making things. During most of my almost ten years in the Pacific Northwest, my friends and I sent postcards to one another: exquisite corpse writing, art creations, repurposed antique cards.
By the time I was hired at Pace University, Westchester, in the fall of 2008, I was fascinated with the handmade creations of artists and writers around the country. The idea came to me late fall semester to start an annual mini-exhibition the following spring. I read Lorine Niedecker’s Homemade/Handmade poems around that time and am fairly sure that impacted the curatorial project’s name I chose—Handmade/Homemade Exhibit. During the last four years, the exhibit has introduced viewers, and me, to an overwhelming number of artists and writers around the world doing amazing work in this space.
The idea of hosting an online handmade/homemade exhibit came to me about a year ago, near the close of my tenure as fiction editor with Drunken Boat. We put out the call, and what you see in this folio is the overwhelming response from around the world.
Handmade, homemade, and letterpress chapbooks, one-of-a-kind editions, broadsides, homemade sound experiments, intersections of text and video constellate.
over all the earth
to all the pages turning
floating in air
an endless rustle
Curator of the Handmade/Homemade Folio, March 2012
 Loney, Alan. the books to come. Victoria, TX: Cuneiform Press, 2010.