Forklift, Ohio

Book Fair

Venue: The Mill

Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety is edited, designed, produced, and published roughly twice a year by founders Matt Hart (editor-in-chief) and Eric Appleby (designer and publisher). The journal is hand-assembled in limited quantities from a variety of unusual materials (past covers include tar paper, slaughterhouse blueprints, brick dust, beeswax, bullet holes, flower seeds, cork, and sandpaper). In addition to imaginative works of poetry and prose from authors both new and noteworthy, Forklift has been known to include such diversions as agricultural wisdom, business advice, culinary science, gun safety, home economics, lexicography, machine shop practice, modern manners, military history, outdoorsmanship, perfumery, and zoology. In 2011, the press began publishing full-length collections of poetry and fiction under the Forklift Books imprint. 2017’s offerings include fiction writer David Rutschman’s story collection Into Terrible Light and poet Shauna Hannibal’s Hannibal. Forklift, Ink. is proud of its 25-year record without a lost-time accident. It may be previewed and purchased online at