Switchback Books

Mission Statement

Switchback Books is a nonprofit feminist press publishing and promoting collections of poetry by women, including transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and female-identified individuals. We aim to educate the public about poetry by women, gender issues in poetry, and methods for poetry writing, with the goal of advancing groundbreaking poetry by women.

Vision Statement

Women poets, for the first time in history, have a deep and wide women's literary tradition from which to draw. As the fortunate inheritors of the social, psychological, and linguistic spaces carved out by the artists and activists who have come before us, we seek to honor those visions and achievements while at the same time celebrating the multiplicity of voices that continue to emerge in women's poetry.

Switchback Books' vision is to become the preeminent publishing house for poetry by women—including transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and female-identified individuals—in the United States. Equal parts megaphone, townhall, safehouse, and storefront, Switchback Books seeks to provide a lively—and sometimes raucous!—meeting place for the writing and critical discussion of and from the women's voices that inhabit these continually evolving conversations.

Women's Writing Quotations