The press strives to perpetuate writing and culture within our community and in the world at large. We push the envelope while respecting the classic, opening channels to contemporary art, encompassing a wide panorama of print media representing a community of passionate, true artists who create dedicated, purposeful work. The press provides a bridge, access to the printed page. Dedicated to supporting language that brings about change and shifts paradigms, both personal and societal. Our books are works of art unto themselves, each one designed uniquely and personally with a strong sense of quality D.I.Y. craftsmanship. We love our community and want to share the amazing talent we see, with it. And in turn, we want to share our community with the world.
Alberta St. Small Press was founded by Paul Evans and H.R. McGonigal.
Paul created Redbird Studio on Alberta St. with his good friend and business partner, Mel Rau. The two designers opened the store in April 2006, with a small artist space in the back called Haiku.
Haiku is dedicated to artists of all types and also serves as a gallery, showcasing local talent. The space hosts small events, poetry readings, shows, workshops and classes. Everything in Redbird Studio is made by them, stationary, silk screened shirts, handmade bags, etc. Paul Evans is a Portland writer, photographer, designer, composer and studio musician. His past jobs include staff composer and accompanist for Arizona State University Dance Department, host of Portland poetry open mic nights, touring musician with Doc Severson, and has performed with local groups like Vagabond Opera, Klezmocracy, Portland Swing, Fractal and many others. He is intent on infecting the world around him with art, via music, performance, starting artist groups, poetry readings, and now, with the Alberta Street Small Press. He likes movies with super heroes and secretly aspires to be one. H.R. McGonigal is a Portland writer, photographer, musician, and artist. She has spent the last year writing in Monterey, California. "Bones as Ballast", the first book release on Alberta St. Small Press, is her first book of poetry.
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To order a copy of HR's poetry book, "Bones as Ballast", please send a check for $12.00 ($10 for the book, $2 for shipping) to Alberta Street Small Press at 2927 NE Alberta St., Portland, Oregon 97211. Don't forget to include your return address. If you would like to pay by credit card, please call our office on Tues or Thurs from 11am-2pm at 503-274-9118. If you happen to live in the great city of Portland, you can buy the book at Redbird Studio, 2927 NE Alberta. Thank you!