DoubleCross Press is a publisher of handmade books of poetry and poetics. With an eye toward artist book studio practices and spaces, and toward the materials and structures of contemporary and historic hand-bookmaking, we produce physical manifestations of our writers' language. We publish poetry chapbooks, essays on book arts and book culture, poetry journals, and other materials exploring the boundaries of poetry, poetics, and artist books.
MC Hyland founded DoubleCross Press in 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as a student in the Book Arts and Creative Writing MFA programs at the University of Alabama. Later that year, MC and the press moved to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. Jeff joined DoubleCross in 2009 as a printer, assistant book maker, and cover designer. In 2012 DoubleCross moved to Brooklyn and began printing out of the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan, and Swayspace in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Anna joined in 2014, bringing her experience as a poet, librarian, and archivist.
MC Hyland :: Founding Editor, Book Designer, and Printer
MC Hyland has been an artist and staff member at book arts centers in Minneapolis and New York, and holds MFAs in Creative Writing and Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Her poetry and criticism have been published in various online and print venues, and she is the author of the poetry collection Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press) and several poetry chapbooks, including Toothless Altar (Shirt Pocket Press) and the forthcoming The End Part One (Magic Helicopter Press). She is currently working on a dissertation about the commons in Romantic and postmodern poetry at NYU, and lives in Ditmas Park with Jeff.
Anna Gurton-Wachter :: Co-Editor
Anna Gurton-Wachter is a poet, editor, and archivist. Her poems have appeared in Elderly, The Organism for Poetic Research’s PELT, Publication Studio and elsewhere. Her first chapbook CYRUS (2014) was published by Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. She lives with Ian in Sunset Park where she parks her sunset.
Jeff Peterson :: Design Editor, Printer, and Web Designer
Jeff Peterson is a graphic designer and print maker in Gowanus. He lives in Ditmas Park with his amazing wife and fishes parks, Prospect & Central.
Emily King :: Media Guru
Emily King is a library scientist and social networker.
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Call for work :: Poetics of the Handmade
We are currently reading manuscripts for our Poetics of the Handmade series, If you are interested in working with us to publish your writing about handmade books & book culture, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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