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. Our editorial team currently operates across three continents to realize this goal, as part of a larger mission to encourage cross-cultural and -linguistic exchange.
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 has lived in various places in the South, grew up in the Florida Keys, and currently lives in New Orleans. Her first full length book of poetry is What My Hair Says About You from the Montreal-based small press publisher Metatron (2016). Her chapbooks are Edna Poems (Lame House, 2016), The Best Thing Ever (Boost House, 2015), and Eraser Poems (H_NGM_N, 2014). She completed her MFA in Poetry from LSU in 2016, and has served as an editor and book designer for a number of small press publishers. She is currently a book designer for BOAAT and OOMPH!, and a freelance editor and book designer. Her recent poems have appeared in The Wanderer, Sink Review, Hobart, Pinwheel, Witch Craft Magazine, The Atlas Review, Everyday Genius, Black Warrior Review, and other places.
Evan Leed: Assistant Editor, Leading Translator
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.