launched in january of 2014, boost house is a poetry publisher and vegan co-op house currently located in tucson, arizona!
boost house as a poetry publisher: our mission is to build community and culture at the intersections of poetry, new media, and radical politics. we aim to publish books which promote hopeful, critical orientations to the world. we aim to use new media to make poetry more exciting and accessible to young people. we aim to curate and create books, videos, and social media streams which fuse anti-oppression politics and sustainable living into poetry and art.
boost house's core team is emily elizabeth scott, rachel younghans, and steve roggenbuck. emily is a poet, editor, and activist. she works on boost house's book editing and various administrative tasks like most things that include paperwork. rachel is a farmer, fermenter, video + graphic artist, and art educator. she works on boost house's book layout, financial management, shipping, and website. steve is a poet and video artist. steve works on boost house's book editing and social media. we also have two great dogs helping us: charlie is the editor-in-chief of boost house, providing morale boosts and oversight for the whole house, and bone cow is our intern who likes to chew on rocks.
boost house as a vegan co-op house: the boost house team lives together in a house (also called boost house) in tucson, arizona. we often host poetry readings and documentary film screenings at the house. 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 may include a big lending library and even more frequent events such as potlucks and workshops.
other boost house residents! alexandra bodman is a poet from michigan who's been living with us since april of 2015. past residents: 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. jacob brooks is a poet from michigan who stayed with us in july 2015. kate hall is a poet and photographer who stayed with us in january 2016.