launched in january of 2014, boost house is a publisher and co-op house currently located in tucson, arizona!
boost house as a publisher: our mission is to build community and culture at the intersections of poetry, new media, spirituality, and radical politics. we aim to produce books (and other printed goods) which promote hopeful, critical, spiritual, activist orientations to the world. we aim to use new media to make poetry more exciting and accessible to young people. we aim to create poetry tours, books and videos, and social media streams which fuse anti-oppression politics and spiritual living into poetry and art.
boost house as a co-op house: the boost house team lives in a house (also called boost house) in tucson, arizona. most of our income as a publisher is put toward our house rent and communal food. each month at the house we host poetry readings and documentary film screenings. our events are drug-free, alcohol-free, meat-free spaces, and our communal food budget is spent only on plant-based, healthy, filling, economical foods. as we grow, we'll gradually accept more short-term and long-term residents with shared values and ambition to come live and work in our home! future versions of boost house will hopefully include a big lending library, as well as even more frequent events such as potlucks and workshops.
boost house's core team is emily elizabeth scott, rachel younghans, and steve roggenbuck, as well as two dogs charlie and bone cow. emily is a poet, editor, and activist from michigan. she works on boost house's book editing and various administrative tasks like most things that include paperwork. rachel is a video + airbrush artist from maryland. she works on boost house's book layout, shipping, and website. steve is a poet and video artist from michigan. steve works on boost house's book editing, tour booking, and running most of the social media. charlie is the editor-in-chief of boost house. she provides morale boosts and oversight for the whole house. bone cow is our intern. he likes to chew on rocks. see more about our team members on this page!
other boost house residents, past and present! alexandra bodman is a poet from michigan who's been living with us since april of 2015. joseph kendrick is a vegan blogger from england who stayed and worked with us from march to may 2014. stephen michael mcdowell is a writer and artist from maryland who stayed and worked with us from april to may 2014. cassandra gillig is a poet and archivist from illinois who stayed and worked with us from june to august 2014.