Who?

escarp is edited by a collective of word lovers; we are linguists, poets, authors, editors, and teachers--we abstain, and we indulge.


Our editors:

Travis A. Everett's avatarName: Travis A. Everett
Twitter: @abathur
Bio: I write code, edit @escarp, write/edit poetry/prose, administrate an old MUD, and wish there were more hours in a day. I design things, too.
Bonnie Krejci's avatarName: Bonnie Krejci
Twitter: @bkrejci
Bio: Canadian indie electronic pop band
Matthew Purdy's avatarName: Matthew Purdy
Twitter: @m_purdy
Bio: Matthew Purdy likes to think he can play the piano.
Susan Rukeyser's avatarName: Susan Rukeyser
Twitter: @SusanRukeyser
Bio: Writer, human, mother, progressive. My debut novel, Not on Fire, Only Dying, comes out Fall '15 from Twisted Road Publications. Reviews editor for @NecessaryFic

What?

escarp is a text-message-based review of super-brief literature. We publish original, user-submitted poems and stories (fiction and non-).

When?

We like the work we publish to interrupt you—to remind you words exist. We follow no set schedule, but won't post more than one a day.

Where?

escarp can be read here, through any twitter/RSS app, or via text message. When readers retweet or forward work they like, we're everywhere.

Why?

We belive the frequent intrusion of literature into our lives works to erode the containers our culture tries to place it in.

How?

We make literature relevant to normal people by reaching our readers through the social spaces they live, work and play in.

Notes:

Matthew Purdy aka @m_purdy was published in escarp 5 times between May 28th, 2009, and January 10th, 2010. Matt joined the staff on February 27th, 2010.

Susan Rukeyser aka @SusanRukeyser was published in escarp twice between May 17th, 2011 and February 22nd, 2014. Susan joined the staff on December 18th, 2014.
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