"I am the wild machinist, past destroyed, reconstructing the present."
— Samuel R. Delaney, Dhalgren
J. K. Fowler is the Executive Director and Founder of Nomadic Press, a community-focused literary and arts non-profit with bases in Oakland, CA, and Brooklyn, NY. He also serves as the Director of Operations at Harm Reduction Coalition, a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. He is a part-time lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Rutgers University Newark where he teaches on issues ranging from postcolonialism to deviance and the nature of work, and serves on Cogswell College's English and Humanities Professional Advisory Board. He has been published in a wide range of publications, including Bay Area Reporter, Eleven Eleven, Foglifter, COG Magazine, and elsewhere, has performed across the Bay Area and Brooklyn, and has been featured in a number of radio shows and online podcasts, including KPFA, Fuel My Fiction, StoryCorps, and others. He is the recipient of the 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award and travels this world with a border collie named Stella.