Our Team

Indolent Books is an imprint of Indolent Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity incorporated in the state of New York. As such, we are governed by the board of directors of Indolent Arts. In addition, we have a growing team of volunteer editors and college interns. We are always on the lookout for eager and enthusiastic new team members. If you are interested in joining the Indolent Books team, please contact us.

Board of Directors

Debora Lidov, President of Indolent Arts, is the author of Trance (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Ars Medica, Cut Throat, Five Points, Salamander, upstreet, and The Threepenny Review. Debora is a medical social worker and lives in Brooklyn.



Antoinette Brim, Secretary of Indolent Arts, is the author of These Women You Gave Me (Indolent Books, 2017),  Icarus in Love (Main Street Rag, 2013), and Psalm of the Sunflower (Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2010). She is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines as well as in the anthologies Villanelles (Everyman’s Library, 2012); Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander (FreedomSeed Press, 2013), Critical Insights: Alice Walker (Salem Press, 2012); 44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States (Third World Press, 2011); Not A Muse: The Inner Lives of Women (Haven Books, 2010); Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta! (GirlChild Press, 2008); and The Whiskey of our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent (Haymarket Books, 2017). Brim serves as the President of the Board of the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Conn., and is an Assistant Professor of English at Capital Community College in Hartford, Conn.

Michael Broder, Treasurer of Indolent Arts and founding publisher of Indolent Books, is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from New York University, and a PhD in Classics from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Broder lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a backyard colony of stray and feral cats.


Associate Editor

Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth (Indolent Books, 2016). Robert’s recent work appears in the Bellevue Literary Review, Kettle Blue Review, New Verse News, Radius Literary Magazine, Pretty Owl Poetry and other publications. He lives with his husband Stephen in Malden, Massachusetts and serves as Deputy Director for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. His poetry, book reviews, and upcoming events can be found at robertcarr.org.


Assistant Editor

Roberto F. Santiago received his MFA from Rutgers University and BA from Sarah Lawrence College. His poetry has been published in Apogee, Foglifter, Assaracus, CURA, The Waiting Room Reader, Me No Habla With Acento, and other journals and anthologies. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Sarah Lawrence College, and Lambda Literary Foundation​. Roberto is​ the recipient of the Alfred C. Carey Poetry Prize and his debut book of poetry, Angel Park (Tincture, 2015), was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. Roberto writes and produces his own music, ​and likens himself to Tennessee Williams in a poodle skirt, ​Gloria Anzaldúa in culottes​, and/or ​​James Merrill in ​short-shorts.​ Currently, he works as​ an educator​ in San Francisco where he also lives with a fiction writer and 17 year old cat that edits his poetry…whether he asks her to or not.


Berin Aptoula is a student at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) where she is pursuing a creative writing major and is on the staff of literary and arts magazine. She attended the High School of Art and Design, where she studied both graphic design and animation there. She enjoys working with artists and animators and putting words and images to work together. She has certificates in Adobe Photoshop, 3-D visualization and animation, and technical

Emily Bellor is a junior at the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study concentrating in the practice of artistic activism. She is an intersectional feminist poet and her research is focused on the successful use of art for revolution, the (de)construction of oppression, authority, and gender, and the exploration and celebration of queer and subaltern identities. Her practice is the fight for freedom—and winning that fight beautifully. She is excited to work with Indolent Books in the continuous effort to use the beauty of poetry and art for liberation and justice.

Leah Block is a third-year English student at New York University and the president of the New York University Parliamentary Debate Union. She enjoys reading, writing, and The Sims. Her favorite poem is “When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be” by John Keats and her favorite meter is iambic pentameter. When she graduates New York University, Leah hopes to work in publishing.


Suphil Park is a senior at New York University where she is majoring in English and American Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing. Since her first publication in Aerie International as a young writer, she has been writing towards becoming a professional writer. When not busy honing her craft, she’d be found exploring various literary landscapes from Jeannette Walls’ ingenuous memoirs to Matthea Harvey’s ingenious poetry. She is an MFA candidate in the New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

Makeda Viechweg attends City College of the City University of New York, where she is pursuing an English Literature major and journalism minor. She is interested in the publishing industry and wants to help promote upcoming writers. Makeda seeks to become a fashion editor in a high fashion magazine and to pursue a career in the publishing industry. In her spare time, she writes poetry about her journey to self-growth and other personal experiences.