Scott Wiggerman, co-founder & Editor in Chief
David Meischen, co-founder & Managing Editor
Cindy Huyser, Texas Poetry Calendar Lead Editor
Laurie Ann Guerrero, Texas Poetry Calendar Co-Editor
Scott Wiggerman is the author of Presence (Pecan Grove Press, 2011) and Vegetables and Other Relationships. A frequent workshop instructor, he has edited two Dos Gatos Press collections, Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar (2008) and Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry (2011). Scott has been nominated for a Sundress Best of the Net and two Pushcarts. A Dos Gatos Press co-founder, he has edited the Texas Poetry Calendar for eight years.
David Meischen, co-editor of Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry, has had poems in Borderlands, Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Currently working on a collection of stories set in fictional Nopalito, Texas, David has short fiction in or forthcoming from Bellingham Review, The Gettysburg Review, and several other journals. A Dos Gatos Press co-founder, he served as co-editor for three editions of the Texas Poetry Calendar before making the shift to his current position as Managing Editor.
Cindy Huyser is a poet, computer programmer, and former power plant operator. An annual participant in the Austin International Poetry Festival, she has had poems in a variety of journals and anthologies, including The Comstock Review, Borderlands, and Wild Plum. Cindy was a juried poet for the 2011 Houston Poetry Fest and was selected as a featured poet for the 2012 Houston Poetry Fest. She hosts a monthly poetry reading and open mic at BookWoman in Austin. She has served as co-editor on five editions of the Texas Poetry Calendar.
Laurie Ann Guerrero, a CantoMundo fellow and member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop, won the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, selected by Francisco X. Alarcón and forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press, 2013. Her poetry and critical work have appeared or are forthcoming in Huizache, Boxcar Review, Acentos Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Palo Alto Review, and elsewhere. Born and raised in the Southside of San Antonio, Laurie Ann joined Dos Gatos Press in the spring of 2012.
Kristee Humphrey, Graphic Designer for Dos Gatos Press
Joe O’Connell, Photographer, 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar, Cover Image
Walter Eagleton, Photographer, 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar, Cover Image
Kristee Humphrey, at home in in the exciting world of film and video production, as well as graphic design, has done the cover design for every Dos Gatos Press publication. A Dallas native, Kristee has made Austin home since her undergraduate days at the University of Texas. She is currently working as a production assistant but spends her free time with her two boys and husband.
Joe O’Connell is a writer/photographer living in the country just east of his hometown of Austin. His photos have appeared in TexasMonthly.com, The Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, and elsewhere. His novel in stories Evacuation Plan won the North Texas Book Award and was a finalist for the Violet Crown Book Award. He teaches creative writing to graduate students at St. Edward’s University and undergrads at Austin Community College. The 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar cover photo is the view from his back door.
Walter Eagleton, cover photographer for our 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar is a Certified Master Photographic Craftsman of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Currently serving as Vice President of the Texas Professional Photographers Association, Walter is Past President of the Fort Worth Professional Photographers Association. He was recently honored to have one of his portraits published in the exclusive PPA Traveling Loan Collection, as well as the PPA Showcase Collection.
History and Mission
Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen founded Dos Gatos Press in 2004. Dos Gatos Press has published the Texas Poetry Calendar annually since 2006, when we took over its publication from Flying Cow Productions. In 2008, we released our first trade publication, Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar, following up in 2009 with Redefining Beauty, poems by Karla K. Morton, the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate. Our newest release is Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry, summer 2011.
A nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation organized for literary and educational purposes, Dos Gatos Press seeks to make poetry more widely available to the reading public and to support writers of poetry—especially in Texas and the Southwest.
Small Press Distribution
In the spring of 2012, Dos Gatos Press joined Small Press Distribution (SPD).
Currently, SPD carries three of our titles:
Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry
Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar
Based in Berkeley, California, SPD maintains a network of small, independent literary publishers. We are proud to be part of this network.
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Austin, Texas 78722
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