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 (University of Alaska Press, 2017) and the hybrid chapbooks Guide to Urban Reindeer (Essay Press, 2017) and Intended American Dictionary (MIEL Books, 2016). Her poems and lyric essays have appeared in FIELD, Yale Review, Colorado Review, Ninth Letter, Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, and Pleiades. She is a Dornsife/Graduate School Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she is pursuing a PhD in creative writing and literature, and she has an MFA in poetry from George Mason 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.


Lidia Chacon is a junior at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She is majoring in English with a writing minor. She has had her photography and poetry published in Akira Literary Art Magazine. Lidia works as a barista, allowing her to meet all kinds of people and interact with them to create moments in each other’s lives.  Lidia enjoys writing poetry. 

Olivia Campisano is a senior at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She is currently studying English with an emphasis in cognitive literary studies. When not in class, she reads, rock climbs, and works at a small retail shop on Tennyson Street. She hopes to publish a small book of original poetry in the near future. 

Editors Emerita

Hanna Andrews, Founding Editor

S. Whitney Holmes

Brandi Homan, Founding Editor

Becca Klaver, Founding Editor

Colleen O'Connor

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