I founded DoubleCross Press in 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as a student in the Book Arts and Creative Writing MFA programs at the University of Alabama. Later that year, I and the press moved to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. Jeff Peterson joined DoubleCross in 2009 as a printer, assistant book maker, and cover designer. In 2012 DoubleCross moved to Brooklyn and began printing out of the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan, and Swayspace in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Anna Gurton-Wachter joined in 2014, bringing her experience as a poet, librarian, and archivist.
DoubleCross Press is a publisher of handmade books of poetry and poetics. With an eye toward artist book studio practices and spaces, and toward the materials and structures of contemporary and historic hand-bookmaking, we produce physical manifestations of our writers' language. We publish poetry chapbooks, essays on book arts and book culture, poetry journals, and other materials exploring the boundaries of poetry, poetics, and artist books.