About Us

Futurepoem books is a New York City-based publishing collaborative dedicated to presenting innovative works of contemporary poetry and prose by both emerging and important underrepresented writers.

Our rotating editorial panel shares the responsibility for selecting, designing and promoting the books we produce. Futurepoem also occasionally invites writers or multi-genre artists to produce work for special projects that is then documented in print or via other media.

Staff and Board

Founder and Executive Editor: Dan Machlin
Managing Editor: Carly Dashiell
Books Editor: Ted Dodson
Associate Editor: Dan Poppick
Editor-at-large: Chris Martin
Special Projects: Jennifer Tamayo
Summer 2015: David Anderson, Sophia O'Brien-Udry

Cover and Web Design: Everything Studio
Interior Book Design: HR Hegnauer, Nikkita Cohoon
Copyedit/Proof: Ted Dodson
Past Cover Designers: Anthony Monahan, Jeremy Mickel
Past Interior Design and Copyedit: Mary Austin Speaker, Typeslowly, Garrett Kalleberg, Marcella Durand, Chris Martin

Literary Advisory Board
Ann Lauterbach, Charles Bernstein

Board of Directors
Jeremy Sigler, President
Monica de la Torre, Vice President
Jay Sanders
Mimi Gross
Robert Fitterman
Dan Machlin

Guest Editors

Current Guest Editor Panel for 2016–2017

Pierre Joris
Pierre Joris' most recently published The Agony of I.B. (a play commissioned & produced in June 2016 by the Théatre National du Luxembourg; Editions PHI);  An American Suite (early poems; inpatient press 2016); Barzakh: Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press 2014); & Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan (FSG 2014). When not on the road, he lives in Sorrentinostan, a.k.a. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his wife and often times collaborator, multimedia performance artist and writer Nicole Peyrafitte.

Claudia La Rocco 
Claudia La Rocco is a writer whose work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary projects and collaborations. She is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited), selected poetry, performance texts, images and criticism, and the novel petit cadeau, published by The Chocolate Factory Theater as a print edition of one and a four-day, interdisciplinary live edition. She edited I Don't Poem: An Anthology of Painters (Off the Park Press) and Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, the catalogue for Danspace Projectʼs PLATFORM 2015, which she curated. She has been presented by The Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, The Whitney Museum of American Art, et al; received grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation; and had residencies at such places as Headlands Center for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and On the Boards theater. Her collaborators include the choreographer Michelle Ellsworth, the performance company Findlay//Sandsmark and the musician/composer Phillip Greenlief, with whom she is animals & giraffes. She is editor-in-chief of SFMOMA's Open Space, and her poetry most recently appeared in the Ugly Duckling Presse chapbook 6X6 #34: I Like Softness. 

Monica McClure 
Monica McClure is a writer and performer based in New York. She is the author of Concomitance (Counterpath, 2016); Tender Data (Birds LLC, 2015); and chapbooks Mala (Poor Claudia, 2014); Mood Swing (Snacks Press, 2013). Her poetry and critical writing can be found in Tin House, The Claudius App, Jubilat, Lambda Literary Review Spotlight Series, Emily Books, The Hairpin, The Huffington Post, The Awl, Spork Press, The Los Angeles Review, Intercourse Magazine, The Lit Review, and CultureStrike / The Margins. McClure is a poetry and fiction editor for The Atlas Review. In 2014, she was chosen by Dorothea Lasky as the Summer Literary Seminar contest winner for Poetry. She has performed at Cage Gallery, Pioneer Works, Dixon Place Theatre, The Silent Barn, and &Now 2015. 

Past Guest Editor Panels

Omar Berrada, Dawn Lundy Martin, Jena Osman, Carly Dashiell and Dan Machlin (staff editors)

Roberto Tejada, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Jennifer Tamayo (staff editor)
Selections: Rosa Alcala's My Other Tongue, Jerika Marchan's Swole

Myung Mi Kim, Ben Lerner, Albert Mobilio, Jennifer Tamayo (staff editor)
Selections: Simone White’s Of Being Dispersed (Forthcoming 2015), Evan Kennedy’s The Sissies (Forthcoming 2015)

Christian Hawkey, Richard Maxwell, Juliana Spahr, Jennifer Tamayo (staff editor)

Selections: David Buuck’s Site Cite City (Forthcoming 2015),  Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s Solar Maximum (Forthcoming 2015)

Tisa Bryant, Simone Forti, Bruce Hainley, Jen Hofer (guest editor + panel facilitator)

Selections: Samantha Giles’s Deadfalls & Snares, Wendy S. Walters’s Troy, Michigan 
(All four editors were involved in the selection of Samantha Giles book; Simone Forti, Jen Hofer and Tisa Bryant selected Wendy S. Walter’s book.)

Wayne Koestenbaum, Lytle Shaw, Anne Waldman, Dan Machlin (staff editor)

Selections: Jon Leon’s The Malady of This Century, Frances Richard’s Anarch.

Eileen Myles, Bob Perelman, Kim Rosenfield, Dan Machlin (staff editor)

Selections: Noah Eli Gordon’s The Source, Camille Roy’s Sherwood Forest

Tan Lin, Frances Richard, Jerome SalaDan Machlin (staff editor)

Selections: Mina Pam Dick’s Delinquent, Ronaldo Wilson’s Poems of the Black Object 

Robert Fitterman, Tonya Foster, Laura ElrickDan Machlin (staff editor)

Selections: Ara Shirinyan’s Your Country is Great, Marcella Durand’s Traffic & Weather

Ammiel Alcalay, Prageeta Sharma, Jen HoferDan Machlin (staff editor)

Selections: Jill Magi’s Threads, Laura Mullen’s Murmur 

Edwin Torres, Kristin Prevallet, Heather RamsdellDan Machlin (staff editor)

Selections: Shanxing Wang’s Mad Science in Imperial City, Michael Ives’s The External Combustion Engine

Brenda Coultas, Anselm Berrigan, Laird HuntDan Machlin (staff editor)

Selections: Jo Ann Wasserman’s The Escape, Merry Fortune, Ghosts by Albert Ayler, Ghosts by Albert Ayler

Other Publications

The following books were selected outside of the open reading period by Futurepoem’s permanent editors and board:

2013: Rachel Levitsky’s The Story of My Accident is OursDana Ward's The Crisis of Infinite Worlds
2011: Alan Gilbert’s Late in the Antenna Fields

The following two first titles of the press were selected by Founding Editor, Dan Machlin:

2002: Garrett Kalleberg’s Some Mantic Daemons, Rachel Levitsky’s Under the Sun 


Literary & Arts Organizations

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)
Small Press Distribution
Fractured Atlas


McNally Jackson

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
192 Books

Unnameable Books

Past Event Partners

The St. Mark's Poetry Project

Poet's House
Center for Book Arts
Bowery Poetry Club
Queens Museum of Art
Printed Matter NY Art Bookfair at PS1/MOMA
Kelly Writers House
Poetic Research Bureau
Studio One Reading Series
Richard Hugo House
Asian American Writers Workshop 

Presses & Journals & Blogs

Entropy Magazine
Ugly Duckling Presse
Litmus Press
Les Figues Press
Fence Books
Coffee House Press
New Directions
Action Books
Archipelago Books
BOMB Magazine
Boog City
Portable Press at YoYo Labs
Roof Books
Kaya Books
The Physiocrats
A Public Space
Public Pool
Argos Books
Octopus Books
Poor Claudia
Harriet - the Poetry Foundation
Los Angeles Review of Books

Awards and Press


Recent Press
Michigan Quarterly Review Interview with forthcoming author Emmalea Russo (2017)
The New Yorker
 50 Best books of 2016, Of Being Dispersed
The Boston Globe, On Poetry, Of Being Dispersed (2016)
Harpers Magazine
, Simone White, Poem from On Being Dispersed (2016)

Poetry Foundation Blog (Harriet) on Of Being Dispersed (2016)
Publishers Weekly Review, Of Being Dispersed (2016)
Pen America from The Sissies (Excerpt) 2016
Arizona Poetry Center, Speedway & Swan Podcast, Evan Kennedy's The Sissies (2016)
Entropy Magazine, Small Press New Releases, The Sissies (2016)
Poets House, Showcase Reading by Simone White
Coldfront Magazine, Best 40 Poetry Books of 2014
Small Press Distribution, Staff Pick, Deadfalls & Snares 2015
Poets.org, Samantha Giles (2014)
Poetrysociety.org, Wendy Walters (2014)
Poets & Writers, Ten years of Debut Poets (2014)
American Book Review (July/August 2013)
Drunken Boat (2013)
Harriet, The Poetry Foundation (2013)
Triple Canopy Interview with Rachel Levitsky (2013)
Hyperallergic, Rachel Levitsky (2013) 
Huffington Post, Dana Ward's Crisis of Infinite Worlds (2012)
BOMB Magazine, Frances Richard with Anne Waldman (2012)


Press Awards

Asian American Literature Award for Poetry
2010: Ronaldo Wilson’s Poems of the Black Object
2006: Shanxing Wang’s Mad Science in Imperior City

Publishing Triangle Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
2010: Ronaldo Wilson’s Poems of the Black Object

American Institute of Graphic (AIGA) Arts 50 Books / 50 Covers Award
2009: Mina Pam Dick, Delinquent
2005: Shanxing Wan’s Mad Science in Imperial City
2004: Michael Ives’s The External Combustion Engine