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On display until May 3, 2019.

The Joe McCauley Gallery at Heartland Community College presents Typo(etry): Poems, Images and Typewriters,

a selection of graphics printed with a manual typewriter, from March 4 through May 3.

Typo(etry) features work by staff, student and faculty poets, a manual typewriter station, and a community response wall.

A reception with readings by exhibiting poets takes place Monday, April 1 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Gallery. An afternoon poetry reading by Heartland students, and faculty of work featured in Typo(etry) follows on Wednesday, April 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Community Commons Building, room 1407. Both events celebrate National Poetry Month.

Poems typewritten by the authors anchor the exhibition. The keystrokes of each author, mechanics of the typewriter and structure of each poem create singular objects with visual variations of ink density and paper embossment. Featured is the work of poet Cathy Gilbert, whose poems are literary and visual diptychs. Gilbert’s poems are accompanied by reproductions of old family photographs.

At the typewriter station visitors can experience typing on a 1940’s Royal KMM manual typewriter. Visitors can also take part in the show by sharing and posting poems, drawings, designs and thoughts on the community response wall.

Heartland’s Library will also host a display of vintage typewriters and graphics by student interns Breanne Evans and Quinnie Calvert and selection of poetry books by staff librarians. 

Co-curated by Danell Dvorak, Cathy Gilbert and Jennifer Pauken

Participating Poets:

Wayne Bass, Quinnie Calvert, Cathy Gilbert, Jennifer Pauken, Cherie Rankin, Stephanie Kratz, Jeremy Scott, Richard Seehuus, Rachael Stanford, Ardis L. Stewart, Libby Torbeck, Amanda L. Webster, Alaina Winters, Donelle York, Kathi Zurkowski.

Contact the Art Gallery

ICB 2507

Gallery Hours:


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Meg Struve

LASS Secretary
Phone: 309-268-8635

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department