S200. Punk Rock Presses: rinky dink, Forklift Ohio, Cardboard House, The Wax Paper

E146, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Punk is a style of music, a state of mind, and a subculture of the small press world. Though punk is often perceived as nothing more than an anti-establishment posture, a punk ideology espouses a DIY ethos, is nonconformist in its productions, and resists selling out under pressure. These four presses define what it means to be punk publishers, and they’re thriving in a world of better-funded, perfect-bound counterparts—and wondering how long before the raw becomes the cooked!



Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ and the founder of rinky dink press. She is the author of two collections of poetry as well as the recipient of a 2017 Arts Hero Award and the winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition.

Giancarlo Huapaya (Lima, Peru) has published three collections of poetry, the most recent, Taller Sub Verso (Sub Verse Workshop) He is the founder and editor of Cardboard House Press, a nonprofit publishing house for Latin American and Spanish literature in translation.

The Wax Paper is a seasonally printed literary broadsheet of moving words and still images.

Shawnte Orion is the author of three collections of poetry: The Existentialist Cookbook, Faithful as the Ground, and The Infernal Gaze. He attended Paradise Valley Community College for one day and he is an editor for Rinky Dink Press. He has performed at bars, hair salons, and laundromats.

Matt Hart’s eighth book of poems, Everything Breaking for Good, is forthcoming from YesYes Books. A cofounder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and shouts in the band NEVERNEW.


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