Punch Drunk Press is a publishing company located out of Denver, Colorado. Its first release, Stupid Flowers by Brice Maiurro, is available now.
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Punch Drunk Press runs three events on a monthly basis. Punch Drunk Showcase is the first Wednesday of each month and features local poets, writers, musicians, comedians and more. The second is Punketry, the second Tuesday of each month where four featured poets read poems accompanied by punk music. Punch Drunk’s third event is Beet Poetry, a poetry series and open mic hosted out of the Corner Beet the third Friday of each month.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Brice Maiurro is the editor-in-chief of Punch Drunk Press and a common host of Punch Drunk events including Punch Drunk Poetry, Poetry Workshop and Punketry! His poems have been featured by The Denver Post, The Lune, Suspect Press and Birdy Magazine. He has had a poetry blog for over five years at flashlightcityblues.com. He spends his free time pacing, and worried that he forgot to do something.
JESSIE MANZER, SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Jessie Manzer is the Social Media Director of Punch Drunk Press. She will be promoting submitted content from the Punch Drunk Press website and assisting with events. She has prior experience managing social media accounts with a large following, and has worked in online marketing analytics. Jessie is a natural adventurer, with a childhood set in the center of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She couldn’t be separated from her journal, and became lost in many great works of fiction. As an adult, she enjoys many different styles of writing, but will always cherish Science Fiction and Fantasy works the most.
SARAH RODRIGUEZ, POETRY EDITOR
Sarah Rodriguez is the current Poetry Editor at Punch Drunk Press. She is a supporting member of the Boulder Writers’ Warehouse and Beyond Academia Free Skool. Sarah can be found reading and editing at various events in both Boulder and Denver. She loves cocktails, the color pink, and her pug (and soulmate), Earl. Follow her various exploits and selfies on Instagram @sarahstarlight.
KRYSTAL TUBBS, EDITOR
Krystal Tubbs was born and raised in Colorado, where she learned to love, appreciate, and respect nature. Last year she graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and an emphasis in creative writing. She is a lover of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She is applying to MFA programs in poetry across the county for Fall 2018 admission. A few fun facts about Krystal: She couldn’t read until the third grade. She relies on Google to fix her spelling mistakes. She plans on hiking the Colorado trail in the next five years. You can follow her randomness on Instagram @destinyprofound