This exhibit offers a glimpse into the history of Texas small press in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Each of the exhibit items selected are examples of work produced by a small press, a work from an author or poet of Texas, or memorabilia from the small press owners themselves. These items come together to form a narrative that examines the community formed by the creative forces in Texas. Just like small presses outside of the state, small presses in Texas aspire to tell the stories of those who would otherwise go unheard. The creativity, the desire to produce original work, and a collaborative spirit are what keep small presses thriving in Texas. The poets and presses may begin from grassroots, but the work and talent continues to garner attention on a national scale.
Access the exhibit catalog below for further reading on the different small presses and links to those with open submissions.
Curated by Mitch Cota, School of Information Graduate Student and UT Libraries Ask A Librarian Graduate Research Assistant.
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