UVA’s Rare Book School has told the story of Katherine McNamara’s groundbreaking work in an innovative exhibition mounted in the historic dome room of Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda. Filling glass-front cabinets, the exhibition tells McNamara’s story “through the eyes and voice of the editor herself—with her recollections and personal documents telling the story she lived.
McNamara has been a pioneer of literary editing for digital media. Her online journal Archipelago, launched in 1997, was one of the first of its kind. And currently McNamara’s book publishing imprint, Artist’s Proof Editions, creates multimedia collections of poetry, art, spoken word, and “moving poems.” Her list, available on iTunes, includes Ancestral Altars by Binh Danh and Robert Schultz. The Rare Book School exhibition runs through June 13, 2018.