Staff

Andrea Abi-Karam: Publicist
email: info (at) nightboat (dot) org

Andrea Abi-Karam is the Publicist of Nightboat Books. They are an arab-american genderqueer punk poet cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their first full length book EXTRATRANSMISSION is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press in 2018. Andrea's chapbook, THE AFTERMATH (2016), attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. They live in Oakland.

Kazim Ali: Editor
email: info (at) nightboat (dot) org

Kazim Ali co-founded Nightboat Books with Jennifer Chapis in 2003 and served as its publisher from 2004-2007. He continues to edit books for Nightboat, manage the Nightboat Poetry Prize and serve as President of the Board of Directors. He is the author of sixteen books of poetry, fiction, essay and cross-genre work, as well as translator of works from French, Farsi and Spanish. He teaches at Oberlin College and lives in Ohio.

Lindsey Boldt: Managing Editor
email: info (at) nightboat (dot) org

Lindsey Boldt is the Managing Editor of Nightboat Books. She is the author of <<(( ))>> (2016), Overboard (2012), Titties for Lindsey (2013), and Oh My, Hell Yes (2009), and was formerly Managing Editor with The Post-Apollo Press and co-publisher and editor of Summer BF Press. She lives in Oakland.

Stephen Motika: Publisher 
email: info (at) nightboat (dot) org

Stephen Motika is the Publisher of Nightboat Books. He is also the Artistic Director at Poets House in New York. He is the author of the poetry collection Western Practice (2012) and the poetry chapbooks Arrival and At Mono (2007), In the Madrones (2011), and Private Archive (2016). He is also the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009). He lives in New York.

 

 

Board of Directors

Kazim Ali, Jennifer Chapis, Sarah Heller, Sean Safford & Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker


Nightboat Books was founded by Kazim Ali and Jennifer Chapis.


Founding Advisory Committee

Michael Burkard, Lucille Clifton (1936-2010), Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Melissa Hammerle, Brenda Hillman, Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), Alberto Rios, Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010), Prageeta Sharma, Anne Tardos, and Jean Valentine.