poetry broadsides, various sizes, poets: Galway Kinnell, Shakespeare, Lucille Clifton
Friedrich Kerksieck studied letterpress printing, design, fine binding and papermaking at the University of Alabama, receiving the MFA in Book Arts. While studying, he started Small Fires Press, which moved to Memphis from Alabama in 2009. After arriving in Memphis, Friedrich began collecting press equipment, including a Vandercook printing press, allowing the business to expand the fine press catalog as well as offer letterpress services to individual clients, designers, and companies. Learn more about Small Fires Press here.