Scott Wiggerman & David Meischen

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Scott Wiggerman is the author of two books of poetry, Presence and Vegetables and Other Relationships, and the editor of several volumes, including Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry and Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga. He recently received his third Pushcart nomination, his second for a sonnet. He is chief editor for Dos Gatos Press in Austin, Texas, publisher of the Texas Poetry Calendar, now in its seventeenth year.

David Meischen has short stories in The Gettysburg Review, Bellingham Review, and elsewhere. Meischen’s poetry has appeared in The Southern Review and Southern Poetry Review, among others. Co-editor of Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry, a 2011 release from Dos Gatos Press, he won the Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest in Mainstream Fiction, 2011, and the Talking Writing Fiction Contest, 2012. Meischen is currently serving as a juror for the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

A nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation organized for literary and educational purposes, Dos Gatos Press seeks to make poetry more widely available to the reading public and to support writers of poetry—especially in Texas and the Southwest. Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen founded Dos Gatos Press in 2004. Dos Gatos Press has published the Texas Poetry Calendar annually since 2006, when we took over its publication from Flying Cow Productions. In 2008, we released our first trade publication, Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar, following up in 2009 with Redefining Beauty, award-winning poems by Karla K. Morton, the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate. Our latest 2013 releases are Lifting the Sky, an anthology of Southwestern haiku and haiga, and Letting Myself In, poems by Anne McCrady.