PRESS Contributor Notes


Khadija Anderson is a recent graduate of The Evergreen Sate College and is currently enrolled in Antioch's MFA in writing program.  Anderson's work in dance, multi-media, and poetry has been performed at venues throughout the U.S.  Her poetry can be found in various literary journals, most recently Unfettered Verse and Haiku Junky.

Jessica Baron's poems have appeared in Wheelhouse, Matter, Parcel, Reconfigurations, and Mrs. Maybe, among others. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University and a BFA in Theatre Studies from Southern Methodist University. She lives in the high mountains of southwestern Colorado with her husband and their cat. In the thin air, she writes and performs in repertory theatre.  Her book of poems The Best Word for the Job of Mourning is forthcoming from BlazeVOX.

Jennifer Bartlett was a 2005 NYFA Fellow. Her first book of poetry is Derivative of the Moving Image (UNM Press, 2007). She lives in Brooklyn, NY with the writer Jim Stewart and their son, Jeffrey

Lindsey Boldt, graduate of The Evergreen State College, lives and works in San Francisco as an assistant editor with The Post-Apollo Press and as an after-school teacher. She is currently working on a chapbook of "Titty Poems", a retelling of the movie "Overboard" and a collaboration with the artist Morgan Levy on poems about the importance of Ponies in the lives of girl-children. You can find her work in Peaches and Bats, Work Magazine, Try!, Vanitas and Shampoo. She is also very proud of her blog She's glad to know you.

Daniel Borzutzky's books include The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007), Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005), and the chapbooks One Size Fits All (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and Failure in the Imagination (Bronze Skull Press, 2007). He is the translator of Song for his Disappeared Love by Raul Zurita (Forthcoming, Action Books); Port Trakl by Jaime Luis Huenún (Action Books, 2008); and One Year and other stories by Juan Emar, which was published as a special issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction. His writings and translations have been published in dozens of print and online journals, including Fence, Chicago Review, TriQuarterly, Action, Yes, Conjunctions, Words Without Borders, American Letters and Commentary, LVNG and many others. He lives in Chicago.

Jules Boykoff is the author of Hegemonic Love Potion (Factory School, 2009), The Slow Motion Underneath (with Jim Dine, Steidl Editions, 2008), and Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge (Edge Books, 2006). His political writing includes Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry & Public Space (co-authored with Kaia Sand) (Palm Press, 2008), Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States (AK Press, 2007), and The Suppression of Dissent: How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements (Routledge, 2006). He teaches politics and writing at Pacific University and lives in Portland where he curates the Tangent Reading Series with Rodney Koeneke and Kaia Sand.

Jennifer Burris is a former student at The Evergreen State College, currently a student in Reed College's writing program where she is working on her thesis, her first full-length book of poems.

Andrew Csank is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and former editor of Slightly West.  He is currently an editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press.

Laura Elrick is the author of the books sKincerity (Krupskaya 2003) and Fantasies in Permeable Structures (Factory School 2005). An essay “Poetry, Ecology and the Reappropriation of Lived Space” can be found at More recent audio pieces and a video-poem, Stalk (“part dystopian urban cartography, part spatial-poetic intervention”), can be seen and heard on the Pennsound website ( She has been a contributing editor to Future Poem Books, curator of the Segue on the Bowery reading series in New York, and a frequent contributor to poetics journals in New York and elsewhere. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Robert Gibbons is the author of three full-length books of prose poems. Beyond Time: New & Selected Work, 1977–2007 is forthcoming from Trivium Publications, Amherst, NY. He is poetry and fiction editor of Janus Head.

K. Lorraine Graham is a writer and visual artist. Graham is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books, 2009), as well as the recording Moving Walkways (Narrowhouse Recordings, 2006) and numerous chapbooks, including And so for you there is no heartbreak (Dusie Kollektiv, 2008), Diverse Speculations Descending Therefrom (Dusie Kollektiv, 2007), See It Everywhere (Big Game Books, 2006), Terminal Humming (Slack Buddha Press, 2004), Dear [Blank] I Believe in Other Worlds (Phylum Press, 2003) and It Does Not Go Back (Subpoetics Self-Publish or Perish, 2002). Large Waves to Large Obstacles is forthcoming from Take Home Project. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in reviews such as Traffic, Area Sneaks, and Foursquare.

Maryam Gunja is a student at The Evergreen State College, poet, and editor.  Gunja's poetry has appeared in various journals, including Slightly West, and her editorial and curatorial work includes stints at New Directions and Archipelago.

Daniel Y. Harris, M.Div, holds a Master of Arts in Divinity from The University of Chicago, where he specialized in Jewish theology and comparative religion and wrote his dissertation on The Zohar. He is the author Unio Mystica (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009), Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and co-author, with Adam Shechter, of Paul Celan and the Messiah’s Broken Levered Tongue (Cervena Barva Press, 2009). He is the associate editor of The Blue Jew Yorker. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize. Among his credits are: The Pedestal Magazine, Exquisite Corpse, In Posse Review, European Judaism, Ygdrasil, SoMa Literary Review, The Café Irreal, Stride Magazine, Mad Hatters’ Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Wheelhouse Magazine, Moria Poetry Journal, Wilderness House Literary Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Poetry, Denver Quarterly, The Hiss Quarterly, Convergence, Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture and The Other Voices International Project. The Jewish Community Library of San Francisco, Market Street Gallery, The Euphrat Museum, The Center for Visual Arts and Dolly Fiterman Fine Arts are among his art exhibition credits. He was born in Paris, France and lives in Northern California with his wife Tracy and their son Marc. His website is

Nicholas Alexander Hayes is an editor at Ignavia Press. He is currently working on contemporary retellings of Greek Myths with Terri Griffith. His book of poetic text, NIV: 39 & 27, is forthcoming from BlazeVox [books]. His recent writing has appeared in Word Riot, Sein Und Werden, , and Madder Love:Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism.

Steven Hendricks is professor of text arts, book-making, literature, and literary theory at The Evergreen State College.  Hendricks' first novel, Fin, is forthcoming, and his small fictions can be found in numerous journals and anthologies, including Conjunctions and The Journal of Experimental Fiction.  His artist books have been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad.  With Daniel Borzutzky, Hendricks runs a small press dedicated to producing limited-run artist books by poets and fiction writers, including a small book of poems by PRESS contributor Rodrigo Toscano.

Tung-Hui Hu is the author of The Book of Motion (2003) and Mine (2007). A native of San Francisco, he teaches in the University of Michigan’s MFA program in creative writing.

Nick Jackson is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College.

Shaun Johnson is a student at The Evergreen State College, a visual artist concentrating in photography, and writer.  He currently works as a writing tutor for the Evergreen Writing Center.

Lionel Lints is a writer, editor, artist and inquisitive speculator who resides in Portland, Oregon. His work has recently appeared in [...]: An Anthology of New American Writing. Aside from literary work, Lionel regularly facilitates a reading group exploring varying intersections bewteen art and the social production of space. Also, Lionel studies chess to relax. Lionel’s work in PRESS came about through an intensive period of study and testing; attempts which inquired into the material basis of language and some of its constituent elements. It is a sphere of investigation that still deforms the trajectory of his work.

Sarah Mangold's books include Picture of the Basket (Dusie e/chap, 2006), Boxer Rebellion (g o n g ), Household Mechanics (New Issues), and Blood Substitutes (Potes & Poets). She is the founder and editor of Bird Dog: a journal of innovative writing and art. She lives in Seattle.

Grant Miller is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College.  He lives and writes in Portland.

A Seattle native and recent graduate of the Evergreen State College, Holly Melgard currently lives in Buffalo, New York, working as a PhD student in UB's Poetics Program. Most often a Composition instructor, but sometimes a poet, editor, installation artist, computer programmer, graphic designer, procrastinator and musician, Melgard's recent projects address past-tensing, future-tensing, and appearing less tense at public gatherings. Her work has appeared in Boog City, Converse, Slightly West, the latter two of which she also edited.

Meghan McNealy is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College, now editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press. She is former editor of the journals Slightly West and Inkwell. She is a performer and multi-media artist, co-creater and founder of Combinatorics Theater. Her poetry has appeared recently in Bird Dog, Admit2, and BraKit: An Anthology of New Writing.

Tom Orange has taught at literature and writing at Vanderbilt, Georgetown and The George Washington Universities. He currently lives in Cleveland Ohio, where he is active in the local food movement and the music and arts scenes. Slack Buddha Press published his chapbook of conceptual prose, American Dialectics, in 2008, and he is currently revising a book-length manuscript on the early poetry of Clark Coolidge. His recent and forthcoming work can be found in Aquaduck, Big Bridge, English Studies in Canada, The I.E. Reader, Mayday, Try! Magazine, Typo, and 1913: A Journal of Forms.

Jenny Paris is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College where she concentrated in Book Arts and cultural theory, co-producing with PRESS organizer Alex Valin the artist book BracKit: An Anthology of New Writing.  Active in social justice movements, Jenny currently works for the Highlander Center.  She is also a co-editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press, one of the coordinators of The Wheelhouse Arts Collective.

Kristin Prevallet ( is a poet, essayist, performer, and educator whose literary focus is to integrate political and personal consciousness into radical poetic forms.  Prevallet was a student of Edward and Jenny Dorn, Stan Brakhage, and Lorna Dee Cervantes at the University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. 1990). She studied French at the Sorbonne and then moved to New York City where she studied with Bernadette Mayer at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, then to the University at Buffalo where she participated in the Poetics Program with Charles Bernstein, Robert Creeley, and Susan Howe. For her masters thesis at the University of Buffalo, she worked in the Poetry / Rare Books Collection cataloguing the archive of Helen Adam. The fruits of this labor, A Helen Adam Reader, was published in 2007. She has taught poetry and poetics, critical thinking and close reading at NYU, The New School, Bard College, and Naropa University. She is currently teaching in the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John's University in Queens, NY. She has received a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Poetry and a 2004 PEN translation fund award.

Kate Robinson is currently a student at The Evergreen State College.  Her first collection of poems, a limited-run letterpress work of text and image, written in collaboration with artist Tasha Glenn, Pressing, has just been released.  Editor of the journal Slightly West, Kate is also co-designer for the Wheelhouse Magazine & Press chapbook series.

Riva Roller is a student at The Evergreen State College, where this past year she co-taught with Leonard Schwartz in Schwartz's Poetry and Poetics course.  Her work has been featured in the literary journal Slightly West.

Kaia Sand is the author of a poetry collection, interval (Edge Books 2004), and co-author with Jules Boykoff of Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry and Public Space (Palm Press 2008). The map included in Wheelhouse is part of her book, Remember to Wave, forthcoming with Tinfish Press. This collection investigates political geography in Portland, Oregon, and contains a poetry walk she guides. Sand has created several chapbooks through the Dusie Kollektiv, which also published her wee book, lotto. Her poems comprise the text of two books in Jim Dine's Hot Dreams series (Steidl Editions 2008), as well as the text for a choral composition by Matthew Sargent, Riverbed Echo.

Leonard Schwartz is professor of Literary Arts at Evergreen State College. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry and essays. His literary work is available online at, and his radio program, Cross Cultural Poetics, at

Nick Smith is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College.  Aside from writing poetry and criticism, Nick is an environmental scientist and social, environmental, and economic justice activist.

Alice Templeton is winner of the New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry (2008), which she received for Archaeology: Twenty-one Poems. Alice is a poet, musician, songwriter, educator, and scholar. In 2007 she received the distinction of honorable mention from the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation for her poem Homing. Journals which have published her work include: Poetry, 88, Puerto del Sol, and Many Mountains Moving. She currently teaches creative writing and literature at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco.

Nicky Tiso is a student at The Evergreen State College.  He's been an editor for Inkwell Journal and his poetry can be found in various literary journals, including ditch,

Rodrigo Toscano’s latest book is Collapsible Poetics Theater (Fence Books). Toscano is also the artistic director and writer for the Collapsible Poetics Theater (CPT).  His polyvocalic pieces, poetics plays, and body-movement poems, have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s T heater Festival, Poet’s Theater Jamboree 2007, and the Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival. His radio pieces have appeared on WPIX FM (New York), KAOS Public Radio Olympia, WNYU, and PS.1 Radio. A new lengthy CPT work, "Feel Your Media--Bitch" is scheduled to appear in the Fall 2009 & Winter 2010. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Catalonian. Toscano is originally from Southern California. He works in Manhattan at the Labor Institute, and lives in Brooklyn.  

Mark Wallace is the author and editor of a number of books of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Most recently he has published a collection of tales, Walking Dreams, and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion. He teaches at California State University San Marcos.

Larina Warnock works for a nonprofit organization in Corvallis, Oregon where she lives with her husband and four children. In her spare time, she edits the online journal, The Externalist, volunteers for a variety of community and literary organizations, and reads and writes literature in all its various forms. She is currently compiling a collection of her poetry and continues to work on the novel she began six years ago. She is virtually unpublished. She blames her inability to write a decent cover letter for this, but secretly wonders if her unwillingness to submit her work more than once a year is the true cause.

David Wolach is professor of poetry, poetics, and text arts at The Evergreen State College, and visiting professor in Bard College's Workshop In Language & Thinking.  He's the author of several books, most recently book alter (ed) (Ungovernable Press, 2009), book burning to ashen strophe (Dusie, 2009), Scripto-Erratum (CD/mixed media, forth. 2010), Hospitalogy (Scantily Clad Press, forth. 2009), Acts of Art/Works of Violence (SSLA/U. Sydney, forth. 2010), and Occultations (Black Radish Books, 2010).  Wolach's poetry, criticism, and translations have appeared in various journals and anthologies, most recently Dusie, No Tell Motel, Little Red Leaves, BlazeVox, Ekleksographia (Ahadada Books, Amy King ed.), BluePrint Review, Admit2, Venereal Kittens, and Bird Dog.  Often collaborative and using multiple media, Wolach's work has been performed at venues such as Buffalo Poetics, The American Cybernetics Conference, and The Stain of Poetry.  Wolach is also founding editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press.