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

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 Editors

Sarah E. Bode is one of our newest volunteer assistant editors. Stay tuned for more information about Sarah (who is not really an avatar).




Lisa DeSiro is the author of the chapbook Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017). She’s featured in Thirty Days: The Best of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year (Tupelo Press, 2015) and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press, 2017). Her poems have also been published in many print and online journals, and have been set to music by several composers. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, and she is employed as Production & Editorial Assistant for C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works. Read more about her at thepoetpianist.com.

Wayne Johns is a poet whose work has appeared in Best New Poets, New England Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Image, and elsewhere. He is the author of a chapbook, An Invisible Veil Between Us (Thorngate Road, 1997). A former Lambda Literary fellow in fiction, he currently serves on the  staff of Raleigh Review and as a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal.


Journey McAndrews is a poet, essayist, activist, memoirist, and food writer. Her work has appeared in The Feminist Wire, Kudzu Literary Magazine, Kentucky Monthly, LILOPOH, Inscape Magazine, Appalachian Heritage, numerous newspapers and journals, and in the What Rough Beast and HIV Here & Now projects. She received an MFA from Spalding University in Creative Nonfiction and Poetry (2015), an Individual Artist Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women (2013) and a Writer-to-Writer Mentorship from AWP (2015), and has taught creative writing and journalism courses in colleges and creative writing workshops at community literacy organizations. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her two rescued cats—Boo Catley and Catticus Finch.

Tara Wanda Merrigan is a Hudson, NY-based writer whose work has been published by the by The Millions, Literary Hub, and The Rumpus, among other places. She holds a B.A. in the History of Literature of America from Harvard.


Adam Merzel is one of our newest volunteer assistant editors. Stay tuned for more information about Adam (who is not really an avatar).




Nicholas Oliver Moore is a poet and performer based in Brooklyn. They credit their interest in meter to growing up in a Flamenco household, though sadly have not performed even a Sevillana in years. They are a San Diego native. Perhaps in reaction to an overabundance of vitamin D, their lifestyle can best be described as “Halloween” (for instance, consider their year-round enjoyment of the Bobby Picket album Monster Mash). Their work can be found in Bodega, Vagabonds, and Gambler Mag. They hold a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, and, when not reading, are currently writing about how men are creating the apocalypse.

Samantha Pious is the author of A Crown of Violets (Headmistress Press, 2015), a selection of translations from the French poetry of lesbian writer Renée Vivien. Other translations and poems have appeared in Adrienne, Lavender Review, Mezzo Cammin, and other publications. This academic year, she is studying Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. For her dissertation, she is translating 100 Ballades: Lady & Lover (Cent Ballades d’Amant et de Dame) of Christine de Pizan, a fifteenth-century woman poet and philosopher.

Jacob D. Snyder is a recent BA recipient from Binghamton University, with a major in English, general literature, and rhetoric, and a minor in global studies. While yet unpublished, he’s a longtime lover of books and was featured as the second-place winner in the prose category of Binghamton’s biennial Writing By Degrees conference (2017). He currently still lives in Binghamton among the rolling hills and recurring rain.


Michael J. Wilson is the author of A Child of Storm (Stalking Horse Press, 2016). He teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a food writer at the Santa Fe Reporter.





Michael Blood is an English major with a creative writing focus at Binghamton University, where he also serves as Vice President of the Binghamton Slam Poetry Club. Interested in a career involving publishing, writing, and teaching at higher levels, he intends to become a doctorate holding educator and author in the future.



Chloe Guedalia is an English major with a concentration in creative writing at Binghamton University. In her free time she enjoys reading books across a wide range of genres and subjects. She can be found reading anything from a book about the history of hair or the psychology of choice to contemporary classics such as The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien’s 1990 collection of linked short stories). She is working towards a future career as an editor or author.

Olivia Hu is a poet and the Editor-In-Chief of Venus Mag. She has been recognized by Hollins University and Scholastic, and her chapbook Ocean’s Children was published by Platypus Press in December 2016. Her work has appeared in Eunoia Review, Track Four, Ephemere, and other journals. When she isn’t writing, she is on staff at The Blueshift Journal. And of course, she interns right here at Indolent Books.


Julia LiMarzi is an East Asian Studies major at New York University. When not studying Asian Languages, she spends her time like a perfect Jane Austen heroine by reading, drawing, embroidering, and baking. Her greatest passion is traveling, and in the future, she hopes to travel freely as a literary translator.



Samara Rynecki is a double major in Psychology and English at Binghamton University. Her work has been published in Binghamton’s Literary magazine, Ellipsis, as well as Florence University’s monthly newsletter, Blending. She enjoys long walks on the beach and wandering down Florentine streets. In the future, she hopes to teach English and write a novel, while inspiring others to do the same.