Troy’s Work Table Publishing is an independent publisher of chapbooks.

It all began in 2006, with the original Troy’s Work Table blog, which was started as a way for Troy to post reviews and thoughts about books, art, and beer.

The next step toward Troy’s Work Table Publishing was Troy being invited to, and participating in, a private writing workshop, Writing House, in the summer of 2008. Troy and the other eight writers decided to continue on together once the workshop ended, forming a writing collective, Les sardines, and self-publishing their own literary journal Les Sar’zine, as a way to get their writing released into the world.

In addition to being actively involved in the publication of the first five issues of Les Sar’zine, Troy participated in more than one year of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), was published in the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Anthology, read poems at various literary events and open mics throughout the Puget Sound region, self-published poems for National Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day, and produced two chapbooks of his own poetry (My Two Melvilles and All the Heroes Are Dead and Buried).

Troy has published four chapbooks of poetry—My Two Melvilles, Let There Be, All the Heroes Are Dead and Buried, and Black Psalms. The hope is to publish more chapbooks of his own work and eventually that of other local poets.

Additionally, he creates pieces of temporary chalk art on both sidewalks and concrete boards, and small watercolor paintings of cephalopods known as Inktopodes.

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