Switchback Books challenges gender inequity in literary publishing by producing and promoting books of poetry by women, including transgender women and all other female-identified individuals. Publishing exclusively women poets comprises a feminist act. We aim to change the unbalanced ratio of genders represented in literary publishers’ catalogs, making women’s voices and perspectives accessible to the literary community and the general public.



Kate Partridge is the author of the poetry collection Ends of the Earth (U. of Alaska Press, 2017) and the hybrid chapbooks Guide to Urban Reindeer (Essay Press, 2017) and Intended American Dictionary (MIEL Books, 2016). Her poems have appeared in FIELD, Yale Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Pleiades, and other journals. She is a graduate of the MFA program at George Mason University and the PhD in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California. She lives in Denver and teaches at Regis University. 

Alyse Knorr is the author of the poetry collections Mega-City Redux (Green Mountains Review 2017), Copper Mother 

(Switchback Books 2016), and Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books 2013). She also authored the non-fiction book Super Mario Bros. 3 (Boss Fight Books 2016) and the poetry chapbooks 

Epithalamia (Horse Less Press 2015) and Alternates (dancing girl press 2014). She received her MFA from George Mason University, where she co-founded Gazing Grain Press. Alyse teaches English at Regis University.

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Elena Visoso is currently working as in intern for Switchback Books. She is from Maryland but is currently a student at Regis University in Denver. She is double majoring in Spanish and English and minoring in Linguistics. She loves to learn new languages, read book and poetry in both Spanish and English, and writing short stories.

Editors Emerita

Hanna Andrews, Founding Editor

S. Whitney Holmes

Brandi Homan, Founding Editor

Becca Klaver, Founding Editor

Colleen O'Connor