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: Founding 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 and serve as President of the Board of Directors. He is the author of three books of poems: The Far Mosque, The Fortieth Day, and Sky Ward, and the novels Quinn’s Passage and The Disappearance of Seth. His books of essays include Bright Felon: Autobiography and CitiesOrange Alert; Fasting for Ramadan; and Resident Alien. 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. Formerly, she worked at The Post-Apollo Press and served as co-publisher and editor of Summer BF Press. She is the author of the book Overboard (2012) and the chapbooks Oh My, Hell Yes (2009), Overboard: Rampage (2011), and Titties for Lindsey (2013) and co-author/performer of the plays "Dating by Consensus" and "The Reading." She lives in Northern Calfornia.

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.