Punch Drunk Press is a publisher of poetry located in Denver, Colorado. We publish books, run an online literary journal of poetry, and regularly organize local events. We are passionately committed to promoting and supporting our local arts community and have proudly published poets from six continents.
Punch Drunk Press is poetry, but not the pretentious kind. Punch Drunk Press wore a lot of black in high school. Punch Drunk Press is charmingly self-deprecating, like that barista you used to have a crush on and kind of still do. Punch Drunk Press meditates regularly, kind of. Punch Drunk Press always texts you back. Punch Drunk Press drinks black coffee at 9:17 pm on a Wednesday and argues about Star Wars fan theories. Punch Drunk Press uses gender-neutral language. Punch Drunk Press makes dad jokes, but not in a patriarchal way. Punch Drunk Press falls in love face-first, kisses the sidewalk with fervor. Punch Drunk Press is that gum you like that’s coming back in style. Punch Drunk Press is Denver. Punch Drunk Press is a Midwestern good-bye.
If you are interested in submitting to Punch Drunk Press, please see our Submissions Guidelines.
Punch Drunk Press runs the monthly series Punketry at the Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver, Colorado. On the second Tuesday of each month, four featured poets read poems accompanied by Black Market Translation, an improvised punk band.
SABRINA HALLBERG, GUEST EDITOR (JULY 18)
Sabrina Hallberg is a recently engaged Colorado native who just finished her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in poetry through Southern New Hampshire University. In 2012, she had her first poem published in Live Poets Society NJ American High School Poets of Faith and Inspiration Inside of Me. She has had four poems and one fiction piece published in Red Rocks Community College’s Literary and Art Magazine Obscura. Her poetry and fiction styles are lyrical and fragmented. She hides on the side of horror, supernatural and romance. In her spare time she sings to her dog and three cats while avoiding adulthood.
BRICE MAIURRO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Brice Maiurro is the founder and an 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. You can learn more about him at maiurro.co.
SARAH RODRIGUEZ, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Sarah Rodriguez is a poet, educator, and an Editor-In-Chief at Punch Drunk Press. She is an active board member of the local nonprofit Beyond Academia Free Skool. Sarah can be found performing and hosting at various literary events in both Boulder and Denver. Her poems have been featured by The Boulder Weekly, Stain’d Magazine, and Spit Poet Zine. Follow her various exploits and selfies on Instagram @sarahstarlight.
JONA FINE, ART DIRECTOR
Jona Fine is a queer/genderqueer poet, photographer, artist, and performance artist. They live in Boulder, Colorado with their leopard gecko Max and currently work as a book designer for Hachette Book Group. Jona is the founder, editor, and designer of Le Petit Press. They own over 26 bowties and recently drew their coffee table, 1 drawing every thirty minutes for 25 hours straight.