Gap Riot Press publishes experimental, visual, innovative, and genre-blurring work by primarily Canadian poets that push the limits of poetry. Gap Riot Press is run collaboratively by women. Gap Riot Press is anarchist at its heart and communal by nature. Gap Riot Press manifests from the dire need for new voices not only in what we read and hear, but in the very production and publication of poetic texts. Gap Riot Press introduces a new invasive species of poetics and production that is radical, intersectional, and speaks contrasting volumes. Gap Riot Press began and continues in conversation.

Starting in the Fall of 2017, Gap Riot Press will also begin a reading series where poets published in our chapbook series and others will be invited to present their work in a poetry reading space that is inclusive, supportive, and antagonistic to the traditions of canonicity and exclusivity that so frequently accompany experimental writing.

We would like to acknowledge the support and feedback of our extended poetry, design, and publishing family including our excellent partners Richard Welch, Jesse Pajuäär, and Taegan MacLean, and our various poetry people Andy Weaver, Priscila Uppal, Richard Teleky, Eric Schmaltz, Will and Nicole @ words(on)pages, Sebastian Frye @ Swimmer’s Group, and everyone else who offered insight and support.

A special thank you to The Ian Martin Group for their continued support, financially and emotionally, of this project and its ideals.

Read more about Gap Riot on our Press page.

Gap Riot Press is

Kate Siklosi (founding editor)Siklosi - bio pic

@SiklosiK (Twitter)

Kate Siklosi lives, writes, and thinks in Toronto. She holds a PhD in English and is currently using her skills and talents to make magical things happen outside the academy. She is the author of three chapbooks of poetry: po po poems (above/ground press, 2018), may day (no press, 2018), and coup (The Blasted Tree, 2018). 


Dani Spinosa (founding editor)Photo by Jesse Pajuaar

@genericpronoun (Twitter)

Dani Spinosa is a poet of digital and print media, an on-again-off-again precarious professor, and the Managing Editor of the Electronic Literature Directory. Her first chapbook, Glosas for Tired Eyes, was published in 2017 with No Press and her first scholarly manuscript, Anarchists in the Academy: Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry is now available from  University of Alberta Press (2018).


Stace Schmidt (design and illustration)SSCHMIDT

Stacy Schmidt prefers images over words. Enough said.