Authors

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is an author, environmental activist, and farmer. He is the author of works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a 2010 National Humanities Medal. He lives and works with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Port Royal, Kentucky.
https://berrycenter.org/


Thomas Tyler Bouldin

Ty lives in the mountains of West Virginia.  He is nearing completion of Montani Semper: a novella in mixed media.  


Susan Ross Daole

Susan is a master gardener, and former librarian. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.


Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver’s sixteen books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction have won a devoted worldwide readership and many awards, including the National Humanities Medal. She lives with her husband on a farm in Appalachian Virginia.
www.kingsolver.com


Nana Lampton

Nana Lampton is a writer, artist, and long time resident of Louisville, KY.


Ada Limón

Ada Limón, a current Guggenheim fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.
www.adalimon.com

George Ella Lyon

Former Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon writes in multiple genres for readers of all ages. Her recent collections include Many-Storied House (Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2013) and Voices of Justice: Poems About People Working for a Better World (Holt Books for Young Readers, 2020).  For additional information, visit www.georgeellalyon.com.


Diane Lee Moomey

Diane Lee Moomey is a painter and poet living in Half Moon Bay, California, where she is co-host of Coastside Poetry, a monthly reading series; her work has appeared in PoetryMagazine.com, Mezzo Cammin, Caesura, California Quarterly, The Road Less Taken and others. Please visit her at www.dianeleemoomeyart.com


Michael Moran

Michael Moran is a poet who lives on a small farm in Franklin County, Kentucky.  Larkspur Press published his collection, The Fallen World, in 2008. His poetry has also been featured on MPR’s “The Writer’s Almanac”.


Leslie Shane

Leslie is a poet living in Frankfort, Kentucky.  She is also a book artist who has worked with Larkspur Press, Monterey, KY for many years.


Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor served as Kentucky Poet Laureate 1999-2000. He is a writer, teacher, and historian, living on a small farm in Kentucky.


Gray Zeitz

Gray Zeitz, proprietor of Larkspur Press, is a master printer and poet.  He lives on a small farm in Monterey, Kentucky.
www.larkspurpress.com

Illustrators

Mary Azarian

Mary Azarian is a woodcut artist, book illustrator, Caldecott medalist and gardener.  She lives on a small hill farm in Vermont. More information about Mary can be found at www.maryazarian.com.


Wesley Bates

Primarily known for his Wood Engraving work, Bates has illustrated for major publishers.  His work is held in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, Australia, Spain, Japan and China. www.wesleybates.com


Laura Lee Cundiff

Laura Lee Cundiff is a painter and illustrator located in the bluegrass region of Kentucky.
http://lauraleecundiff.com/


John Lackey

John Lackey is a native of Lexington, KY, and is the owner of Homegrown Press Studio & Gallery.  www.homegrownpress.com

Marianna McDonald

Marian is an accomplished pastel artist living in Lexington, KY.  She has a BS degree in art, with an emphasis on painting and drawing.  https://www.mcdonaldfineart.com


Joanne Price

Joanne Price is the founder and artist of Starpointe Studio, specializing in wood engraved illustrations, original limited edition prints, and book arts in rural Kentucky.  www.starpointestudio.com


Carolyn Whitesel

Carolyn Whitesel is a book artist, illustrator and poet living in North College Hill, Ohio.

Printers and Mentors

Gay Reading, Margaret I King Press, University of KY


Carolyn Reading Hammer (1911-2001), The Anvil Press


J. Hill Hamon (1931-2010), Whippoorwill Press


Gray Zeitz, Larkspur Press www.larkspurpress.com

Others who make it all happen.

Barry Puhr

Painter, printer of BWP designs on this site and master of keeping our lives running smoothly.


Patsy Lee Anderson

Photographer, proof reader, and always available with a helping hand.  Her gorgeous photos can be found on her Etsy site.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Patsysjoy


Daniel Gambert

Web designer.  He made this site possible.