OOMPH! is an international literary press publishing contemporary poetry and short prose in translation. Editors Daniel Beauregard and Alex Gregor founded the press in Argentina in 2014 with one aim in mind — to find new literature written in countries around the world and facilitate its translation into English. The editorial team currently operates across three continents to realize this goal as part of a larger mission to encourage cross-cultural and -linguistic exchange.
to learn more about the press, read an interview with the founding editors at Jacket2
Alex Gregor: Founding Editor, Translator
Alex Gregor is a writer, editor, and educator from Atlanta, Georgia currently living in Rome, Italy. He is one of the founding editors of OOMPH!, an international literary press that publishes contemporary poetry and short prose in translation, as well as the banjo player in the band, The Ship & The Swell. His poems and short stories have appeared both online and in print. His first book of poetry, THE POLLEN PATH, will be published by Radioactive Cloud in 2019. You can follow him online at www.marginalcomets.com.
Daniel Beauregard: Founding Editor, Translator
Daniel Beauregard is a writer and editor currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work has appeared in The Fanzine, Jellyfish, ILK, Smoking Glue Gun, and elsewhere. He has two chapbooks of poetry available: Before Your Were Born (421 Atlanta) and HELLO MY MEAT (Lame House Press). Follow him on Twitter @666ICECREAM.
Laura Theobald: Book Designer
Laura Theobald is a poet from the Florida Keys living in the South. She’s the author of the full-length collections What My Hair Says About You and Kokomo (forthcoming) plus three chapbooks. She has an MFA from LSU and has served as an editor for a number of indie publishers. She creates covers and book layouts for OOMPH! and BOAAT, and works as a freelance graphic designer. Her poems were recently included in the Women of Resistance anthology.
Evan Leed: Assistant Editor, Leading Translator, Reader
Evan Leed is a writer and filmmaker currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His play “Calicut” was performed as part of the 2011 New Paltz New Plays festival and his writing has appeared in Shabby Doll House, Thought Catalog, and Internet Poetry.