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Mission / History

Gasher Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher founded by Whitney Koo in 2018. We are interested in fresh voices and innovative forms. Make everything useful. 

EIN: 87-2532076

As a nonprofit, we rely on generous folks to help us keep our mission thriving. Donations are deeply appreciated and tax-deductible. Please donate today using the link below, or contact for direct contributions. 


Founder / Editor-in-Chief

Whitney Koo

Whitney Koo (Kerutis) is a poet from Arizona. She is a Ph.D. candidate in English-Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she served as Poetry Editor of Timber Journal before founding Gasher Press in 2018. She is the 2018 poetry winner of the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award. Her poetry and nonfiction works have appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, American Literary Review, Bayou Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, Breakwater Review, and others. Find her at


Book Editor

Remi Recchia

Remi Recchia is a poet and essayist from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a Ph.D. candidate in English-Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Cimarron Review. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Remi’s work has appeared or will soon appear in Best New Poets 2021, Columbia Online Journal, Harpur Palate, and Juked, among others. Two of his poems have been published on as winning pieces for a 2019 and 2021 University & College Academy of American Poets Prize.  He holds an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University. Remi is the author of Quicksand/Stargazing (Cooper Dillon Books, 2021).

Chapbook Editor

Liz McGehee

Liz McGehee is a full-time scientific editor and poet based in New Orleans. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Louisiana Alchemy (dancing girl press, Nov. 2021). A survivor of Hurricanes Katrina and Ida, her creative work often explores themes of ecodisaster and the New Orleanian/Cajun diaspora, appearing in literary journals such as New Delta Review, Cloud Rodeo, The Volta, The Thought Erotic, Pouch Magazine, and elsewhere. Additionally, she is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee and holds an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. You can find more of her at

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