Sam Truitt & Catherine Taylor

Sam Truitt’s books include Vertical Elegies 6: Street Mete (2011); Vertical Elegies: Three Works (2008), Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (2003) and Anamorphosis Eisenhower (1998), among others. He is the recipient of a 2011 Howard Fellowship and the 2002 Contemporary Poetry Series Award from the University of Georgia. He earned a MFA from Brown University in 1994 and a PhD from SUNY in 2008. Sam Truitt currently is the Managing Director of Station Hill Press and lives in Woodstock, NY. For more on Truitt and an archive and links to his audio-visual works—including DICK, his year-long project of daily video transmissions—visit

Catherine Taylor is a Founding Editor of Essay Press a publishers of book-length, innovative and hybrid-genre essays. She is the author of Apart (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), a mix of prose, poetry, political theory, and found texts from South African archives. Poet Brian Teare says, “Apart is neither journalism nor memoir nor documentary poem nor lyric essay nor jeremiad—though it contains elements of them all—but a brilliant and relentless examination of conscience always in search of a literary form adequate to its mission.” Catherine received her Ph.D. from Duke University and teaches at Ithaca College.