- Chiasmus Press
chiasmus press came into existence after a hot night of sex between andy mingo and lidia yuknavitch. drunk with each other (and half a bottle of scotch), we wondered, naked and in bed, why the predominant aesthetic in the pacific northwest was salmon, old growth, and dusty poet dudes. why not books by writers who love language more than the conventions that jail it? why not books that are more like putting firecrackers inside the heads of barbie dolls? and so in the morning, we put our clothes on, showered, and set about cultivating the weird and putting them between the covers of NORTHWEST EDGE anthologies. thus, chiasmus was born. [End Page 6]
Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of three collection of short fictions—Reel to Reel (2002), Liberty's Excess (2000), and Her Other Mouths (1997)—and a book of criticism, Allegories of Violence (2000). Her writing has appeared in Postmodern Culture, Fiction International, and in the anthologies Representing Bisexualities and Third Wave Agenda, among other venues. She teaches fiction writing and literature in Oregon.