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, Director of Other Futures Award: Carly Dashiell
Associate Editor and futurefeed blog Editor: Ariel Yelen
Editorial Assistant, Open Call Coordinator: Aiden Farrell

Editors-at-Large: Ted Dodson, Dan Poppick, Batya Rosenblum

Other Recent Editors/Contributors: Chris Martin, Jennifer Tamayo

Design, Editorial and Web Development
Cover and Web Design: Everything Studio
Interior Book Design: Nikkita CohoonHR Hegnauer
futurefeed Web Developer: emma rae norton 
Past Copyedit/Proof: Ted Dodson, Marcella Durand
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
Mónica de la Torre, President
Mimi Gross, Vice President 
Jay Sanders, Treasurer
Robert Fitterman
Dan Machlin

Past Board Members:
Jeremy Sigler
Amy Sillman

Guest Editors

Past Guest Editor Panels


Rosa Alcalá
is the author of three books of poetry, most recently MyOTHER TONGUE (Futurepoem, 2017). Her poems appear in numerous anthologies and journals, including Best American Poetry 2019, American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement, The Nation, and American Poetry Review. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, and runner-up for a PEN Translation Award, she is the editor and co-translator of New & Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña (Kelsey Street Press, 2018). She is professor of creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she teaches in its Bilingual MFA Program.

Marie Buck is the author of Portrait of Doom (Krupskaya 2015) and Goodnight, Marie, May God Have Mercy on Your Soul (Roof 2017). She is the managing editor of Social Text, where she also edits the online literary section, and she teaches writing in the liberal studies program at New York University. Recent poems and essays have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Prelude, Elderly, and the Detroit Socialist. 

Farnoosh Fathi is the author of Great Guns (Canarium, 2013), editor of Joan Murray: Drafts, Fragments, and Poems (NYRB Poets, 2018) and founder of the Young Artists Language and Devotion Alliance (YALDA). She lives and teaches in New York City, most recently at Stanford Online High School, Poets House, Columbia University, and the Poetry Project. 


Anne Boyer is a U.S. poet and essayist, and the inaugural winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and a 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction/poetry. Boyer’s newest book, A Handbook of Disappointed Fate, is now available from Small Press Distribution or directly from the publisher, UDP. Boyer’s other books include The Romance of Happy Workers (Coffee House), My Common Heart (Spooky Girlfriend), and the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women (U.S., Ahsahta; U.K, Mute) which Maureen McLane described in The New York Times as “a sad, beautiful, passionate book that registers the political economy of literature and of life itself.” Boyer is now in the final stages of a work about cancer, care, and having a body inside of history, called The Undying, forthcoming from FSG in August 2019. Some of her essays about the politics of care in the age of precarity have appeared in Guernica, The New Inquiry, Fullstop, and more. Boyer was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1973, grew up in Salina, Kansas, and was educated in the public schools and libraries of Kansas. Since 2011, Boyer has been a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, a four year college of art and design, where she teaches writing, literature, and theory in the School of the Liberal Arts. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Alissa Quart is a poet, non-fiction writer and the executive editor/director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a non-profit devoted to reporting on inequality, that was founded by Barbara Ehrenreich. Her first poetry book is entitled Monetized (Miami University Press) and her poems have appeared in Granta, the London Review of Books, The Nation, NPR, Fence, The Offing, Poetry Society of America, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Awl, among other publications. As a journalist, she writes The Guardian's “Outclassed” column: her non-fiction books include the acclaimed Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America (Ecco/HarperCollins), Republic of Outsiders (The New Press), Hothouse Kids (Penguin Press) and Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers (Basic Books). Her articles have appeared regularly in many publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Marie Claire and many others. In 2018, she received Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni of the Year award as well as an Emmy award in the Documentary, Social Issue category for the documentary “Jackson." She has taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and was a SUNY New Paltz Ottaway Professor. She currently teaches journalism at Brown University.


Wendy S. Walters is the author of two books of poems, Troy, Michigan (Futurepoem) and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me. She has also written a book of prose, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal (Sarabande Books), named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Literary Hub, The Root, and Huffington Post. Walters has been awarded fellowships from Mass MoCA, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Ford Foundation, MacDowell, Yaddo, The Smithsonian Institution, and Bread Loaf. Her lyrical work with composer Derek Bermel has been performed widely, including at Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst in Denmark, The Institute for Advanced Study, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. In 2018-19 she will be an artist in residence at BRIClab in Brooklyn, where she will work on developing the book for their opera, Golden Motors. Walters is a founding director of the public humanities inquiry Essay in Public, a Contributing Editor at The Iowa Review, and serves on the board of the international writers’ conference NonfictioNOW, most recently held in Reykjavík and Phoenix. In 2020 it will convene in Wellington, New Zealand. Her work appears in The Normal School, Fourth Genre, Flavorwire, and Harper’s among many others. She is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Writing and Design in the school of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, The New School. 




Tracie Morris is a poet and performer working in multiple media. She has performed, researched and presented work in 30 countries. Her sound poetry been presented at numerous institutions, such as the Drawing Center, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument presented by Dia Art Foundation, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Dia: Chelsea, The Kitchen Performance Space, The Museum of Modern Art, The Silent Barn, and multiple times at The Whitney Museum (including The Whitney Biennial). Morris is the recipient of awards, fellowships, and grants for poetry and performance, including New York Foundation for the Arts, Asian Cultural Council, Franklin Furnace and Creative Capital fellowships as well as residencies at Millay, Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. Tracie’s work has been extensively anthologized and recorded. Tracie Morris is co-editor of Best American Experimental Writing 2016 with Charles Bernstein, published by Wesleyan University Press. Her most recent poetry collections include, handholding:5 kinds, (Kore Press, 2016), Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place (also her first collection in French translation, joca seria, 2017). Her upcoming creative work, “WhoDo With Words” is forthcoming from Chax Press in 2018. She has been extensively anthologized as a performer and writer. Tracie has served on committees and boards for Cave Canem, The Black Rock Coalition, New York Foundation for the Arts, Pew Center for Arts and Culture, the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute, New York State Council for the Arts, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is a former fellow of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and Cave Canem. Tracie holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College and a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, has studied American acting technique at Michael Howard Studios and classical British acting techniques at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and is a certified voice coach. Tracie has taught at many prestigious academies and is the founding Professor and Coordinator of Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute, New York. More information about her and her work can be found at traciemorris.com and Penn Sound.

Vincent Broqua is a writer, translator and professor of North American literature and arts at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis. He lives in Paris. His writing is an inquiry into the interface between writing and the body both on the page and in performance, and into how technology pushes our language into pockets of resistance. His books often move between poetry, essay-poems, and acts of translation. His scholarly writing considers experimental art (writing, music, graphic arts...), creative forms of translation, contemporary forms of criticism, experimental pedagogy. He translates mainly authors whose work pushes translation at the limits of translation. He is currently working on a book of essays about what he calls "literalist transfers" and translating Avital Ronell's latest book Complaint. Among his latest books are Récupérer (Petits Matins),  Même = Same  (Contrat maint),  Given (roman pour s.) (Contrat maint) and A partir de rien: esthétique, poétique et politique de l'infime, an essay about "dense nothings" in Steve Reich, On Kawara, Caroline Bergvall, R. Waldrop and others  (Michel Houdiard). Récupérer is currently being translated by Cole Swensen and Given (roman pour s.) was translated by Jen Bervin. Among his latest translations: Kevin Killian, Les éléments (joca seria, with Olivier Brossard & Abigail Lang), Tracie Morris Hard Koré (joca seria, with Abigail Lang), Jim Dine Nantes (joca seria) and La coupole and other poems (joca seria), Anne Waldman Archives, pour un monde menacé (joca seria), Thalia Field L'amateur d'oiseau, côté jardin, with Olivier Brossard and Abigail Lang (Presses du Réel), David Antin Ce qu'être d'avant-garde veut dire with Olivier Brossard and Abigail Lang (Presses du Réel). He is the co-founder of Double Change (www.doublechange.org), a Franco-American reading series, translation project and web archive. With Olivier Brossard and Abigail Lang, he co-directs the poets and critics research program and also directs the research and creation program "Translating Performance / Performing Translation". He is co-editor in chief of RFEA and of the multilingual journal Quaderna (www.quaderna.org).

Anna Moschovakis is a writer, translator and editor with an interest in crossing modes of poetry, narrative, philosophy, and documentary prose in works that explore uncertainty, failure, power, and connection. She’s the author of three books, including You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (Coffee House 2011, winner of the James Laughlin Award) and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This (Coffee House 2016, a “Best of” pick in BOMBEntropy, and The New Yorker), and more than a dozen chapbooks. Her translations include novels by Annie Ernaux, Albert Cossery, and (with Christine Schwartz-Hartley) Marcelle Sauvageot; poetry by Samira Negrouche and Marcel Proust; and a book of interviews with the filmmaker Robert Bresson (Bresson on Bresson, NYRB 2017).  She has taught at Baltimore City Community College and Queens College, and is currently a core faculty member and adjunct professor in MFA programs at Pratt Institute and Bard College. She has received grants from the Howard Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts and The Fund for Poetry, and residency fellowships from Headlands Center for the Arts, Writers OMI and The Edward Albee Foundation. In 2009 she was the recipient of an apexart “outbound” residency to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and in 2016 she was Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at U.C. Berkeley. She is a longtime member of the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse, and she co-founded Bushel, a collectively run art and community space in Delhi, NY, near where she primarily lives. Her first novel, Eleanor, or The Rejection of the Progress of Love, will be published by Coffee House in Summer 2018.  Writing in The Volta, MC Hyland notes in They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This “an especially lucid formulation of the problem of point of view for the avant-garde writer, or the first-world writer, or the writer working from a position of educational, social, or economic privilege. By describing the limits inscribed by this position rather than naturalizing its effects, Moschovakis suggests the possibility of an ethics of perceptual clarity.” For more information, please visit: badutopian.com 

Pierre Joris, 
Claudia La RoccoMonica McClure, Carly Dashiell and Dan Machlin (staff editors)
Selections: Jennifer Soong's Near, AtMaxe Crandall's The Nancy Reagan Collection 

Omar Berrada, Dawn Lundy Martin, Jena Osman, Carly Dashiell and Dan Machlin (staff editors)
Selections: Emmalea Russo's G, and NOS by Aby Kaupang Cooperman & Matthew Cooperman

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 Books
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