Mission

Switchback Books challenges gender inequity in literary publishing by producing and promoting books of poetry by women and non-binary authors. Publishing exclusively women and non-binary 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.

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Editors

Kate Partridge is the author of the poetry collections Thine (Tupelo Press, forthcoming 2023) and Ends of the Earth (U. of Alaska Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in FIELD, Yale Review, Pleiades, Michigan Quarterly Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, and other journals. She is a graduate of the MFA program at George Mason University and the PhD in creative writing & literature at the University of Southern California. She lives in Denver, where she is an Assistant Professor of English 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.

Interns

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Rory Blatchford is a Senior at Regis University studying English. After Graduation he plans to work as a disability advocate within higher education.  He enjoys playing music and getting outdoors walking his guide dog. Rory has been published by Regis University’s student publications, Loophole and thirty-three 33 . 

Editors Emerita

Hanna Andrews, Founding Editor

S. Whitney Holmes

Brandi Homan, Founding Editor

Becca Klaver, Founding Editor

Colleen O'Connor

Marina Rosenthal is a Sophomore at Brandeis University studying English and Business and is eager to work with both disciplines here at Switchback! Currently, she works alongside her school's literary magazine to assist with both the editing and printing processes! She enjoys running and exploring new hiking trails wherever she can!

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