We publish femmes and freaks in zines and perfect-bounds. JP specializes at EMP on hybrid art&poetry books and collaborations. Founded by Ezhno Martin in 2017 ... hey that rhymes.
JP is programming director and all around boss applesauce at Arts Bar, a venue featuring all original performing arts. With up to 75 unique shows a month, this place is activated and blossoming with talent.
We foster and develop KC individuals who are at the crossroads of art and activism, with an eye on supporting emerging programs in pursuit of justice through the arts. We are a 501c3 with a 40+ year history.
JP collaborates with writers to create one-of-a-kind sketchbooks. The books are not quite illustrations, not quite fine art, not quite a standard manuscript, not really a graphic novel. She feels they are closest to Illuminated Manuscripts, so calls them illuminations.
Absolute Futility | 2012 | Write the Future
Earthworms & Stars | 2015 | Spartan Press
Tiny Chasm | 2016 | 39 West Press
Novel Cliche | 2016 | 39 West Press
The Cosmic Lost & Found | 2017 | Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective
Don't Lose Your Head | 2017 | EMP Books
Beautiful Earthworms & Abominable Stars: a tribute to Jason Ryberg | 2017 | EMP Books
Perfectly Good Muses: the collected apologies of Jeanette Powers | 2017 | Spartan Press
To Grow a Hole the Size of Everything | illuminations with Jason Preu | 2017 | EMP Books
Gasconade | 2018 | poems | NightBallet Press
Fountainverse is a small press poetry fest going into its 3rd year and based in KCMO. This 3 day event brings together local and national presses, while also featuring open mics and socials. JP is the treasurer and lead grant writer.