About editor and palindrome expert Mark Saltveit
The Palindromist magazine has been published since 1996 by Mark Saltveit. Major contributors include Jon Agee, John Connett, Martin Clear, Dave Morice, Doug Fink and Ove Michaelsen. The very talented Rick Hawkins of Alchemy Design in Seattle has provided pro bono art design since issue 2 (but don't blame him for this website). We have a lot of web content but the magazine itself is an old-fashioned, printed paper product. You can order back copies at $5 each ($7 outside North America) from
PO Box 10674
Portland, OR 97296 USA.
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Mark Saltveit is widely recognized as one of the world's experts on palindromes. A Harvard graduate and standup comedian, he has written hundreds of palindromes, many articles on palindromes, and the book "A Man, A Plan .... 2002: The Year in Palindromes." He gives talks on "The Mystical History of Palindromes" (recently at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington) and presents a workshop on "How to Write Your Own Palindromes" -- soon to be a book -- for school children. Contact him using the contact form if you are interested in arranging a visit.
Saltveit has appeared in national AP stories as well as National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, the British Broadcasting Company, and live on CNN (interviewed by Anderson Cooper) discussing reversible verses. You can reach him for interviews or appearances through the Contact Form above.
In March of 2012, Saltveit won the first World Palindrome Championship, held by NPR's Will Shortz in the large ballroom at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriot in New York City.