A. Kendra GreeneA. Kendra Greene is an essayist, printer, and maker of artist’s books.

She began her museum career adhering text to the wall one vinyl letter at a time, and now serves as the Writer in Residence of the Dallas Museum of Art. As a Jacob K. Javits Fellow, she earned an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Iowa and a Graduate Certificate from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She is the current Art Director of Defunct magazine and an occasional recorder of audio books. She writes about museums and records radio essays and spends not enough time locking up wood type on a Vandercook proof press. If you go further back into her past, there’s a childhood in California, a degree in Philosophy, and a lot of museum work, interrupted by a Fulbright to teach English in South Korea.

Kendra makes books and broadsides under the imprint Greene Ink Press, and occasionally Red Thread Press, while posters are done under the name Miniature Giraffe Press. Her chapbooks and broadsides are held in the special collections of Yale, Carnegie Mellon, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Miami, and University of Iowa. They are available for purchase not just through this website but also at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History gift shop, and through the incomparable Vamp & Tramp.

Kendra's writing is more broadly available in such places as Anomalous, Drunken Boat, New American Notes Online, Field Working: Reading and Writing Research 4th ed., and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010. She is currently writing a memoir about museums, explosive whale ovaries and all. And if you happen to have a reason to love Dallas, Texas, she'd love to hear from you.