Wilder Voice Press is Oberlin College's student-run press, best-known for its publication of creative nonfiction and long-form journalism. Wilder Voice was founded in 2005. We also publish chapbooks, artist's books, and other literary mania. We even plan events.
We welcome questions, comments, criticisms, curio, postcards, etc. You can reach Wilder Voice by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by snail mail to Wilder Box 43, 135 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074.
S. Maxwell Van Cooper, Lydia Moran, Olivia Pandolfi : Senior Staff ;
Julia Friend : Senior Art & Layout Editor ;
Bridget Conway : Associate Art & Layout Editor ;
Juliet Wayne : Associate Poetry & Fiction Editor ;
Giulia Chiappetta, Kira Findling, Jake Frankenfield, Nancy Handelman, Rachel Marcus, Ava Poen, Jack Rockwell, Keara Scallan, El Wilson : Assistant Editors ;
Walter Gordon, Carla Yengo-Kahn & Nolan Boomer : Editors Emeriti.
If you are interested in joining the staff of Wilder Voice or Wilder Voice Press you can reach us at email@example.com. Below are links to PDF files of our past issues.
Volume 12, Issue 23
Includes: Snapshots of Molly Bryson’s dad; AA Adler’s letter on love sans sex; Elly Higgins’ meditations on body and identity; Izzie Levinson on community organization in the Trump era; Dmitri Lee on authority and obedience in the South Korean military; Lily Jones on leaving her twin; Giulia Chiappetta’s grandmother; a second generation Japanese-American during World War II; Isaac Chabon’s mediations of the nite and in nite; Ellie Tremayne’s rooms, representations, and realities; stories from Fiona Doherty and Zach Owings; and the poetry of Andrés Emil González and Mary Lilith Fischer.
Volume 12, Issue 22
Includes: Izzie Levinson on the presidential election, Amanda Leopold on Brandy Melville and gender performance, Olivia Pandol on Edmonia Lewis, Sylvie Florman on her mother’s journals, Leah Cohen on higher education in South Africa, Heidi Yarger on weed trimming, S. Maxwell Van Cooper on searching for yellow, Leah Newman’s plastic paradise, the living sculptures of Zoe Schlanger, a story from Jesse Arnholz, and the poetry of Emma March & Mac Maclean.
Volume 11, Issue 21
Includes: A history of the Volkswagen Beetle, the life of Suzanne Cesaire, a meditation on the Migrant Crisis in Germany, a lyric essay on the Dark Night of the Soul, the exotic animal escape of Zanesville, a personal connection to Flint, and addiction recovery.
Featuring writing by: Nolan Boomer, Rewa Bush, Juliet Wayne, Olivia Pandolfi, Lydia Moran, Nora Kipnis, Simon Beer, Grayson Brower, Becca Orleans, Mia Rosenberg, Rex Fortgana, and Wyatt Kroopf
Volume 11, Issue 20
Includes: Mexico-US border history, death tourism in Germany, the workers unions of Oberlin, diaglogues on gender identity on campus, the intersection race and enviornmental justice, information on unnecessary Cesarean sections and gestures in the digital age.
Featuring writing by: Hannah Gold, Lauren Crawford, Matias Berretta, Juliet Wayne, S. Maxwell Van Cooper, Christopher Kennedy, Christina Ruggiero-Corliss, Noah Margulis, Gbolahan Adeola, Jessi Gaston, Dana Fang, Orly Vermes, Ava Prince and Miles Ginoza
For It Is All Boundaries: On Crowds
A double-sided fold-out poster on newsprint, featuring diagrams and text by Nolan Boomer and Paolo Yumol on crowd dynamics.
Volume 10, Issue 19
Includes: The state of sex education, the spatial politics of Copenhagen, the Dirty Wars, Oberlin's feral cats, Mexican-American food politics, reactions to Milton, and a photo-interview with survivors of the genocide in Guatemala.
Featuring writing by: Nate-Bohm-Levine, Sam Morrow, Jackson Evans, Austin Cope, Maxwell Van Cooper, Asher Kaplan, Nancy Lee Roane, Elena Jackendoff, Jasmine Lomax, Sarah Maccabee, Sarah Knapp, Madison Clapp, Izzie Levinson, Charlotte Ahlin, Yvette Chen, Nora Kipnis, and Beatrice Collison
Limb by Limb
A chapbook of modular poetry by Dana Fang, Saksham Khosla, and Slade Gottlieb
Volume 10, Issue 18
Includes: Marginalia, flooding in Oberlin, alcoholism recovery, a critique of Jeffrey Sachs, the history of American playgrounds, and a personal response to the Aeneid
Featuring writing by: Hannah Gold, Mia K. Dawson, Shelby Lorman, Owain Heyden, Samuel Breakstone Tunick, Maxwell Van Cooper, John West, Cate Battey, Ellen Giddings, Eli Dalven, Nolan Boomer, Orly Vermes, Tristan Dylan Cimini, Alana Reibstein, Luisa Levine, Wyatt Kroopf, Nat Marcus, Ryan Murphy, Srijit Ghosh, and Lauren Crawford
Volume 9, Issue 17
Includes: Oculus Rift, Reverend James Lawson, pyramid schemes, neurolaw, Oberlin College's Board of Trustees, selfies, female masking, violence in athletics, Israeli identity, and more.
Featuring writing by: Nora Kipnis, Steve Quam, Eli Wright, Olivia Schwartzman, Sarah Lomax, Gabe Marx, Wyatt Kroopf, Hadas Binyamini, Nolan Boomer, Alec Mapes-Frances, Elizabeth Kuhr, and Rachel Weinstein
Volume 9, Issue 16
Includes: bounty hunters, loss in New Orleans, coincidences, personal connection with pornography, urban farming in Detroit, abortion, sound installations, a long-form comic about an archeological dig, and more.
Featuring writing by: Nick Kuipers, Jack Brewer, Mark P. Allain, Sarah Lomax, Carla Yengo-Kahn, Julia Brennan, Madeleine Aquilina, Abby Collier, Adam Hirsch, James Scott, Walter Gordon, and Max Cohn