Resistance is older than you might expect. Galileo Books was founded in 1979 by Julia Wendell and Jack Stephens. It grew out of their Iowa City literary salon which combined music, literature, and graphic arts to begin new conversations in poetics. The press obtained registered nonprofit status in 1985 and although it is steadfastly independent has had its titles reviewed in the New York Review of Books and other notable publications. The Galileo literary magazine Telescope, long known for its ambitious, experimental, and surreal works, has become Free State Review which emphasizes “totally limited omniscience.” The magazine appears twice a year and is a vital listening post for the whispers in the wind.

Editor in Chief

Julia Wendell

After earning her B. A. in English and a minor in Piano at Cornell, Julia Wendell studied with Helen Vendler at Boston, Norman Dubie at Arizona, and Donald Justice, Larry Levis, Marcia Southwick, and Donald Hall at the Iowa Writers Workshop. She was a well-regarded exercise jockey at Pimlico race track, recording several fastest workouts of the day, before becoming an accomplished three day event rider. Her books include An Otherwise Perfect History, Fires at Yellowstone, Wheeler Lane, Restalrig, Dark Track, Scared Money Never Wins, The Sorry Flowers, Take This Spoon, and two memoirs, Finding My Distance and Come to the X.

Editors

Editor at Large: Henri LePont

Henri LePont is the author of Death and Stuff. The interviewer and Mayan enthusiast has spent many years disappearing and reappearing in central South America in a Peace Corps of one, moving in a circle between Mexico City, Quintana Roo, San Salvador, and Quito in a rough impersonation of a great venomous bird with only one wing.

Acquisitions: Barrett Warner

Barrett Warner has been the fiction editor of William and Mary Review, a co-editor of the feminist journal Whomanwarp, book reviews editor of Blood Lotus, general editor of Free State Review, and a contributing writer for Entropy Magazine. He is the author of Why is It So Hard to Kill You? and My Friend Ken Harvey.

Author Liaison: Anniebelle Lynn Quattlebaum

Anniebelle Lynn Quattlebaum graduated at the top of her class from University of South Carolina-Aiken and will soon begin Law School where she hopes to focus on Family Law, a career which is more about passing along friendly legal advice than courtroom drama. Last year, she received a Discovery Center grant to write and produce a play which layered the Salem Witch Trials with Confessional Poetry and the Me Too movement.

Comma Czar: Sam Schmidt

Sam Schmidt is the author of Suburban Myths (Beothuk Books, 2012) which was reviewed by one of the editors of Free State Review for an online publication which ceased operations and failed to renew its web certification. He also founded a print newsletter for Maryland-based writers in the early 1990s when he was young and full of rebellion and copy-editing for Johns Hopkins University Press.

Editor in Chief: Julia Wendell

After earning her B. A. in English and a minor in Piano at Cornell, Julia Wendell studied with Helen Vendler at Boston, Norman Dubie at Arizona, and Donald Justice, Larry Levis, Marcia Southwick, and Donald Hall at the Iowa Writers Workshop. She was a well-regarded exercise jockey at Pimlico race track, recording several fastest workouts of the day, before becoming an accomplished three day event rider. Her books include An Otherwise Perfect History, Fires at Yellowstone, Wheeler Lane, Restalrig, Dark Track, Scared Money Never Wins, The Sorry Flowers, Take This Spoon, and two memoirs, Finding My Distance and Come to the X.

Editor at Large: Henri LePont

Henri LePont is the author of Death and Stuff. The interviewer and Mayan enthusiast has spent many years disappearing and reappearing in central South America in a Peace Corps of one, moving in a circle between Mexico City, Quintana Roo, San Salvador, and Quito in a rough impersonation of a great venomous bird with only one wing.

Acquisitions: Barrett Warner

Barrett Warner has been the fiction editor of William and Mary Review, a co-editor of the feminist journal Whomanwarp, book reviews editor of Blood Lotus, general editor of Free State Review, and a contributing writer for Entropy Magazine. He is the author of Why is It So Hard to Kill You? and My Friend Ken Harvey.

 

 

Author Liaison: Anniebelle Lynn Quattlebaum

Anniebelle Lynn Quattlebaum graduated at the top of her class from University of South Carolina-Aiken and will soon begin Law School where she hopes to focus on Family Law, a career which is more about passing along friendly legal advice than courtroom drama. Last year, she received a Discovery Center grant to write and produce a play which layered the Salem Witch Trials with Confessional Poetry and the Me Too movement.

Comma Czar: Sam Schmidt

Authors

Joe Bolton

Steven Cramer

Robert Day

John Dranow

David W. Fenza

 

Mick Fedullo

H. Gardner

Sarah Gorham

Matthew Graham

Patricia Grossman

Mark Irwin

Nikia Leopold

W. Michaelson

Robert Pack

Jonathan Penner

 

Dan Rodricks

Pat Rushin

Jim Simmerman

Jack Stephens

Julia Wendell

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