About Us

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Editors Scott Wiggerman, David Meischen, Cindy Huyser, and Laurie Ann Guerrero
Scott Wiggerman, co-founder & Editor in Chief
David Meischen, co-founder & Managing Editor
Cindy Huyser, Texas Poetry Calendar 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 three Dos Gatos Press collections—Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga (2013), Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry (2011), and Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar (2008). Scott has been nominated for a Sundress Best of the Net and three Pushcarts. A Dos Gatos Press co-founder, he has edited the Texas Poetry Calendar for nine 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. Winner of the Writers League of Texas manuscript award in Mainstream Fiction (2011) and the Talking Writing Prize for Short Fiction (2012), David  is seeking an agent or publisher for his novel in stories. 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. The 2014 Texas Poetry Calendar is a special collaborative issue; David served as one of four editors.

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 six editions of the Texas Poetry Calendar. The 2014 calendar features her stunning photograph of Mission San Jose in San Antonio on the cover.

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 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012). 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.

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Kristee Humphrey, graphic designer; Carol King, photographer; Joe O'Connell, photographer
Kristee Humphrey, Graphic Designer for Dos Gatos Press
Carol King, Photographer, Cover Images—Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga; 2011 Texas Poetry Calendar
Joe O’Connell, Photographer, Cover Image, 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar

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 almost 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.

Carol King, recently relocated to Alpine, Texas, has photographs on two Dos Gatos Press covers—Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga and the 2011 Texas Poetry Calendar. Carol is the photographer and author of Texas Daytripper, a project focused on seeking the art of the back roads and small towns in Texas. She is the developer and owner of Custom Homebuilders’ Solutions, a job cost and accounting software for builders.

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.

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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. Since then we have published collections by two Texas poets—Redefining Beauty, now in its third printing, by 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton, and Letting Myself In by Anne McCrady. In 2011, we completed our most ambitious publication to date: Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry.Currently, we are working on Wingbeats II, tentatively scheduled for release in the spring of 2014. Our most recent project is a series titled Poetry of the American Southwest. In April 2014, we published the first book in this series, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga.

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.

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Small Press Distribution

In the spring of 2012, Dos Gatos Press joined Small Press Distribution (SPD).

Currently, SPD carries five of our titles:

  • Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry
  • Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga
  • Letting Myself In
  • Redefining Beauty, temporarily out of stock—until we take delivery of the third printing
  • 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.

Read more about Small Press Distribution »

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

1310 Crestwood Road
Austin, Texas 78722

Email Address
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