Hand Cut Poetry!
Founded in 1993 by John Wright and Marcus If, Boar Hog Press is in the business of publishing non-academic Colorado poets and writers. We seek to present in printed form such poems & writers that influence the local open readings. The format of our chapbooks is 4” x 5.25” portrait or landscape, making them easy to slide into yr pocket. Each book we produce takes approximately one half man-hour to construct after the masters are printed. At Boar Hog we print, collate, fold, assemble, bind, and Hand Cut our books right here at the Press, making each book a quirky work of art. Recently we have begun to print some our books on 30% Hemp paper and cardstock.
Boar Hog Press does not accept open submissions, all of our authors are directly solicited by the editors. We strive to present the best work from the best authors (mostly poets) we can find on the Front Range of Colorado. Our Journeyman project seeks out younger local writers and helps them through the process of compiling their first book.
Our annual journal the Love Shovel Review of late has become the flag publication of the Beyond Academia Free Skool, printing work generated in those workshops. There are a new set of editors each issue, which gives our local writers a chance to work as editorial journeymen. The Review is noted for its graphic collage work and provocative content.
The current “Big Project” is to turn all of our publications into ebooks which you can read for free here at the LSR website. Hard Copy is available at Mutiny Info Café in Denver; the Beat Book Shop, Innisfree Poetry Bookstore, and the Trident Café in Boulder; and Blue Owl Books or Love Shovel Ranch in Nederland, and from the chapbook authors or editors of a particular Love Shovel Review issue.
Current Editorial Team:
Marcus If, Editor-in-Chief
Acting Editors: Jessica Rigney, Sarah Rodriguez, Thomas Ivory Jr.,
Boar Hog Press Catalog
“Make America 1980 Again” Jonathan Montgomery, 2017
“Entre Nous” Jessica Rigney, 2017
“13 Poems” Steve wh0, 2017
“Tail Spin: A Garter of Sonnets” Marcus If, 2012
“Square Feet” Marcus If, 1994
“Contraband” Marcus If, 1993
Anthologies & the Love Shovel Review:
Love Shovel Review Full Color Digital Editions
“Re: Form” BAFS Anthology ed. Sarah Rodriguez, Jessica Rigney, 2017
“The First Last Rag” Anthology ed. Marcus If, 1990
Love Shovel Review #8 “Beyond Academia 2017-2018” forthcoming Summer 2018
Love Shovel Review #7 “Summer Poetry Camp 2016”
2017, ed. Kelly Johnson, Matt Clifford
Love Shovel Review #6 “Summer Poetry Camp 2015”
2015, ed. Cicada Musselman, Thomas Ivory Jr.
Love Shovel Review #5 “3”
2015, ed. Caitlan Mitchell, Seth Walker
Love Shovel Review #4 “Dominance & Submission”
2014, ed. Sopa Garma, Taliesin Bozik
Love Shovel Review #3 “Miscommunication & Translation”
2014, ed. Forrest Lotterhaus, Mark Curci
Love Shovel Review #2
2013, ed. Caitlan Mitchell, Brandon Glanton
Love Shovel Review #1
2012, ed. Thomas Ivory Jr., Marcus If
Out of Print:
“A Cabin in the Woods: translations of Suibne the Mad” John Wright, 1995
“A Bird on a Wire” Pat Little Dog, 1995
“The Genericon” Rev. Dr. Todd Morrison, 1994
“Brag from South Arapahoe Peak” John Wright, 1994