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June 4, 2009

Switchback Editor-in-Chief Brandi Homan hits the Newcity Lit 50 (rhymes with "city")!

Homan serves as editor-in-chief of local feminist poetry press Switchback Books, which has published books by Jessica Bozek, Marisa Crawford, Peggy Munson and more. Homan’s a poet herself; expect her second full-length collection, titled “Bobcat Country,” in 2010 via Shearsman Books.

October 7, 2008


FOURSQUARE 2.12 was guest edited by Hanna Andrews of Switchback Books, and it features Andrews, Brandi Homan, Melissa Severin, and Becca Klaver. Cover art is by Ozlem Haluk. Overruns are for sale at Etsy. Subscribe to FOURSQUARE.

October 7, 2008


by Gina Myers in Bookslut!

[Brandi Homan] is someone who is not afraid to play with fire, someone who lives fast and hard, experiencing life in its fullest -- all the ins and outs, ups and downs.

September 24, 2008

On Saturday, September 13, Switchback Books hosted a Feminist Presses roundtable as part of Lifting Belly High: A Conference of Women’s Poetry Since 1900 with representatives from 13th Moon Press, Belladonna* Books, Fence Books, Kelsey Street Press, Paris Press, and Perugia Press. Participants read statements and discussed what it means to call a press “feminist,” and how that term is affected by history (from the 1970s to the 2000s), culture (motivations and philosophies from the second wave, third wave, and beyond), and the publishing market (how do the categories of “feminist” and “women” affect marketing and sales?).

Rachel Levitsky and Erica Kaufman explained that reading series and publishing outlet Belladonna* is “a pursuit based in desire,” not out of a impulse to rectify “essentializing or separatism or marginalization.” Poet Diane Gilliam read a statement by Perugia editor-in-chief Susan Kan, and talked about the positive experience of publishing with a small, woman-edited pre...

July 22, 2008

Brandi in a cab on the way back from picking up her first copy. Cab drivers have been known to profess their love to our EIC.

BUY IT!

January 28, 2008

Switchback Off-Site Reading

The What: Switchback is joining forces with Sarabande Books, Red Morning Press, and Red Hen Press to bring you a supernova-strength reading.

The Who: Ivy Alvarez, Thomas Heise, Peggy Munson (via DVD!), Liz Bradfield, Brandi Homan, Sean Norton, Jason Bredle, Charles Hood, Eva Saulitis, Nickole Brown, Cate Marvin, Jen Tynes, Mónica de la Torre, Simone Muench, and Caroline Noble Whitbeck

The When: Friday, February 1st @ 7:00pm

The Where: 11th St Bar, 510 E. 11st St. (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY 10009, Phone: 212-982-3929

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Switchback at the Bookfair

In addition to the stellar off-site reading we have planned, we also are sharing bookfair Table 290 with Featherproof Books. The booth is in Americas Hall I, and here's a link to a map. Please stop by and say hi and get your books signed by Caroline Noble Whitbeck and Mónica de la Torr...

December 29, 2007

The What: Switchback is joining forces with Sarabande BooksRed Morning Press, and Red Hen Press to bring you a supernova-strength reading.

The Who: Ivy Alvarez, Thomas Heise, Peggy Munson (via DVD!), Liz Bradfield, Brandi Homan, Sean Norton, Jason Bredle, Charles Hood, Eva Saulitis, Nickole Brown, Cate Marvin, Jen Tynes, Mónica de la Torre, Simone Muench, and Caroline Noble Whitbeck

The When: Friday, February 1st @ 7:00pm

The Where: 11th St Bar, 510 E. 11st St. (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY 10009, Phone: 212-982-3929

December 23, 2007

Here's hoping everyone is having a terrific holiday season, celebrating with loved ones!

Because it is the year's end, there are many, many people that we at Switchback would like to thank for all their hard work, support, and enthusiasm about our project. We hope you understand how much you mean to us!

Here are a few folks that I, personally, would like to thank. For everything:

Hanna Andrews, Becca Klaver, Kristin Aardsma, Cathy Nieciecki, Angie Homan, Daniela Olszweska, Mónica de la Torre, Caroline Noble Whitbeck, Peggy Munson, Beth Sampson, Jen Watman, Rachel Finkelstein, Melissa Severin, Addie Palin, Kristy Bowen, Jose Gonzalez, Joan Larkin, Arielle Greenberg, Simone Muench, David Trinidad, Zach Dodson, Jonathan Messinger, Kathleen Rooney, Denise Duhamel, Patty Seyburn, Steve Schroeder, Carol Muske-Dukes, Jen Steele, Erica Adams, Jess Rose, and Meredith Clark. You are much appreciated!

Happy Holidays, and xoxo,
Brandi

July 17, 2007

Because no one was reading her own work, the room took on the feel of a group of friends discussing an absent, mutual friend with general good humor and an occasional wink. Klaver tackled the verbal gymnastics of reading Gertrude Stein’s “Stanzas in Meditation” while Tardi moved his head in rhythm with the words behind her. When she reached the end of the stanzas with the line “these stanzas are done,” she spoke with genuine relief, and the laughter that followed was not at the expense of the poem, but rather with the enjoyment of having heard its trickiness. Tardi complained he was drawing all the love poems after reading Karen Volkman’s “Casanova in Love” and Ted Berrigan’s “Words of Love” in rapid succession. Homan’s face had the look of greeting an old friend each time she drew a new poem.

--Maren Robinson, Literago

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