Trio House Press
Publishing distinct voices in American poetry

About Trio House

Our Mission

Our Mission is to promote poetry as a literary art enhancing culture and the human experience.

Our Vision

To publish three collections of poems annually by emerging and established poets in order to increase the availability of new and diverse poetry.

To provide educational materials to promote understanding of poetry and its personal and cultural relevance for students and the general public.

To encourage the artistic process of writing poetry.

About THP

Trio House Press is an independent literary press publishing three or more collections of poems annually. We offer two annual poetry awards:  the Trio Award for First of Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry.  

We also have an annual open reading period for manuscript publication.  

Trio House Press is a collective press.  Individuals within our organization come together and are motivated by the primary shared goal of publishing distinct voices in poetry.  All THP published poets must agree to serve as a Collective Member for twenty-four months after publication in order to assist with the press and to bring more Trio House books into print.  Award winners must serve on one of four committees: Production and Design, Distribution and Sales, Educational Development, or Fundraising and Marketing.  Some Collective Members will also optionally serve as editors. 

Editorial Staff
Sara Lefsyk, Managing Editor
Tayve Neese, Co-Executive Editor, Co-Founder
Drew S. Cook, Co-Executive Editor
Gabrielle Lawrence, Co-Executive Editor
Issa Lewis, Assistant Editor
Dorinda Wegener, Editor, Co-Founder
Scotty Lewis, Editor 
Joanna Penn Cooper, Editor
Collective Members
Michele Battiste
Mary Cisper
Darren C. Demaree
Iris Jamahl Dunkle
Pamela Johnson Parker
Matt Mauch
Kyle McCord
Artress Bethany White


Lea Deschenes, Interior Design
Advisory Board
Peter Campion
Terry Ehret
Joan Houlihan
Ilya Kaminsky
Terry Lucas
Ivy Page
Michael Waters