Travis Sharp


Travis Sharp is the executive editor and director of Essay Press; he co-edited Radio: 11.8.16 (Essay Press 2017) with Aimee Harrison and Maria Anderson, and is the author of the chapbook Sinister Queer Agenda (above/ground press 2018), the artist’s book one plus one is two ones (Recreational Resources 2018), and the forthcoming poetry book Yes, I am a corpse flower (knife fork book 2021). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, LIT Magazine, Puerto del Sol, Bombay Gin, Entropy, Tupelo Quarterly, Big Lucks, Deluge, and elsewhere. He’s a PhD candidate in the Poetics Program in the University at Buffalo's English Department, where he holds a Presidential Fellowship and a Schomburg Fellowship and teaches classes in writing and rhetoric, professional writing, creative writing, and writing for change. He has an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell, where he taught writing studio courses on academic writing. At the Just Buffalo Writing Center in downtown Buffalo, he teaches youth writing workshops on drawing, visual poetry, experimental essays, and environmental literature. With Meagan Wilson, he is co-editing Plantable Chapbooks, a series of poetry chapbooks with letterpress printed seed paper that can be planted to create a wildflower garden. His recent research has focused on the materiality of contemporary poetics, including biopoetry and transgenic poetry, environmental activist poetry, artist's books, and textile poetry.