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Logan House Press is the brainchild of Founding Imagining Editor Jim Reese who, from over-familiarity with the scarcity of publishers of regional poetry and prose by living writers, contracted a chronic case of the red ass. On doctor's orders, Logan House published its premier chapbook, Neil Harrison's Story, in 1995. The Logan House prescription requires regular doses of fresh poetry and fiction, a healthy if demanding Great Plains climate, and a regimen of creative exercise. Ingestion of dead literature is forbidden.

 

JV Brummels

JV Brummels, Publisher
jv@loganhousepress.com

 

JV Brummels was born near Winside and grew up on farms and ranches in northern Nebraska. He is the descendent of pioneers who first came to the region in the 1870s. His great-grandfather, Peter Brummels, served as a fireman on the first train to cross Wayne County. His great-grandmother, Augusta Stark, was brought as a child by her uncle and aunt to the area in the 1870s. When the uncle and aunt died, neighbors raised Augusta. She met Peter Brummels at the newly-formed railroad town of Hoskins. Brummels was educated at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln and Syracuse University. He teaches at Wayne State College (from which his grandfather flunked out), where he edits Nebraska Territory and directs the Plains Writers Circuit.

 

His poems have appeared in Chariton Review, Quarterly West, The Midwest Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized in A Geography of Poets (Bantam, 1979). He has also been published in Rolling Stone. His books include 614 Pearl (Abattoir Editions, 1986), Deus Ex Machina (Spectra/Bantam, 1989), and Sunday's Child (Basfal, 1994). His most recent books are Clay Hills (Nosila Press, 1996) and The Cheyenne Line and Other Poems (Backwaters Press, 2001). He lives in Wayne County, where he and his family run a horseback cattle operation.

 

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Eddie Elfers

Eddie Elfers, Editor / Graphic Artist

Eddie Elfers was born in El Paso, Texas, where his grandfather (Edmund Burke Elfers), was a respected judge, and his father (Edmund Burke Elfers Jr.) was a U.S. Customs inspector. As a first career, not consciously intended to counter the legal and law-enforcement careers of his forebears, he (Edmund Burke Elfers III) was a professional musician for a number of years. At some point, when the road began to get in the way of spending time with a growing family, he made the decision to get a “real job,” a decision that led him to take the obvious step and go back to school.

 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso, at the same time working as a copy editor at the El Paso Herald-Post, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, at the same time working as a copy editor at the Austin American-Statesman. The “real job” turned out to be teaching journalism at Wayne State College for seven years, until a one-year stint as interim Humanities Division head segued into his current position (still at Wayne State College) as director of Teaching & Learning Technology. Somewhere along the line he learned how to do computer-based design and layout. He still plays the guitar and is still trying to figure out why he left Austin.

 

Liz

Liz Daehnke, Assistant to the Publisher

Liz Daehnke is the current Graduate Assistant for the WSC Press.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Broadcasting from Wayne State College in 2006 and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in English Education from Wayne State College with hopes of graduating in December 2015.