the poetLinks to British Innovative Poetry Sites:
Print publishers & magazines
(including USA etc publishers with significant publication of British Innovative Poetry)


Some of these publishers are no longer publishing fresh material, but their websites list their available backlist. And, of course, many of the published listed in British & Irish online magazines, e-publishers etc also publish in print form.

As with all the material on this site, please contact me at peter@greatworks.org.uk for any suggestions for additions, or to correct any errors. And please note that as on all these lists, a date in italics indicates the last date of fresh material being uploaded to any site; but nonetheless even if it's not live any more, there's interest there. is used to indicate an addition (or major alteration) to the listing. Most recent revision September 23, 2019

The 87

"We are committed to publishing emerging and experimental literatures, especially those from neurodiverse, queer, and minority ethnic communities. The 87 is also a neuro-fugitive movement. We exist in the interstices between the norm and the space of the new, as a movement away from the norm into the space of the new." Kashif Sharma-Patel, Azad Ashim Sharma, and architect Devin Maisuria

Agenda

carries on a now rather retro feeling high modernist impulse, editor Patricia McCarthy, and with some miscellaneous material online

alba Londres

"Culture in translation: we publish articles on Spanish/Latin-American culture in England — or in English — and original poetry in translation. We work with different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Euskera, Occitan and English." "Collaborators" are Jèssica Pujol Duran, Noèlia Diaz Vicedo, Cristina Florit, Andrew Khosravani, Constanza Ceresa & Sarah Kelly. Several pieces online.

A B: Allardyce, Barnett, Publishers; Allardyce Book; AB Fable Recording and Bulletin: Violin Improvisation Studies; AB Fable Archive

an intermittent publisher of very important books, including Anthony Barnett's own work, and the important magazine Snow: lit rev

ambergris editions

committed to working with artists, writers and other contributors to create original and relevant artworks and publications. Founded by the artists Lawrence Epps and Lisa Wilkens

Ampersand Publishing

"Est 2017 . . . an independent literary publishing house based in Seven Sisters, London. Our selection encompasses everything from innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, and criticism, to new editions and translations of literary classics." Interesting poetry list from this very active press

angel exhaust

current blog of Andrew Duncan's excellent if intermittent magazine, full of material by him

Antic-ham

Antic-Ham (Hyemee Kim) makes artist's books and other graphic material in Seoul & Achill Island

Arc Publications

"Over 40 years at the cutting edge of poetry publishing": Tony Ward is Managing Editor/Director (and James Byrne International Editor) — Arc has moved into a major focus on international writing and translation

Atlas Press

"'Literature from the end of the metaphysical age' publishes classics from the 'anti-tradition', by which we intend a somewhat less crabbed and liverish version of the avant-gardes of the last 150 years." Magnificent publishing!

Aquifer Books

"based in Powys, publishes collections of poetry with an experimental edge, but also wants to delve into the kinds of writing that writers and artists do in the in-between places, in, for instance, notebooks, diaries, letters, email exchanges, journals and so on. Aquifer also hopes to experiment with new combinations and configurations of work in various genres and media, bringing writers together with practitioners in quite other fields of expertise." Editor: Lyndon Davies; linked with the Glasfryn Project; excellent and varied list so far

 Bad Betty Press

"Independent publishers of new poetry. We love writing that is beautiful and bad (in the Foxy Brown sense)." A varied list from Amy Acre & Jake Wild Hall

Barque Press

"publisher of nonconformist poetry": Keston Sutherland and Andrea Brady's publishing venture is a crucial one for suggesting possibilities for our poetry. Site also includes pdfs of back issue of Quid magazine

Berfrois

"Literature Ideas Tea" is a very full literary and intellectual ezine with an international readership & concerns; founder and editor Russell Bennetts, many other editors including Daniel Bosch and Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, some interesting poems published

John Bevis

"writer + poet + performer": fascinating range of work & interests, with his own publications available + several from Coracle Press

Boiler House Press

"a new publisher of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and everything in-between. We are based at the University of East Anglia, home of the world-renowned Creative Writing MA", a product of the UEA Publishing Project, is publishing a very good range of poetry

The Cambridge Literary Review

"magazine of poetry, short fiction, and criticism, published three times a year", edited by Lydia Wilson and Rosie Šnajdr; also Facebook group

Capsule Editions

Edmund Hardy and James Wilkes' publishing venture has published two fascinating essays by Denise Riley and Daniel Tiffany 2012/3?

Carcanet Press

"one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. Now in its fifth decade, Carcanet publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list available of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation, as well as a range of inventive fiction, Lives and Letters and literary criticism." With 13 imprints, including PN Review, this is crossover becoming mainstream, with the variability between utterly vital & utterly boring this implies. Michael Schmidt, Publisher & not founder but The Man Who Made It, Luke Allan, Managing Editor

Carnaval Press

"a small press specialised in poetry written in Portuguese. The proposal of this small press is to present Brazilian contemporary poetry, and also Portuguese poetry in translation to poetry readers in the UK." Interesting and active venture from Virna Teixeira

Chicago Review

great big solid USA literary magazine, with some intelligent but sporadic interests in BIP. Some very worthwhile material on the website

Clinic

"a poetry and arts platform est. 2009. 'Clinic produce London's sickest poetry nights' — Dazed and Confused" Are you cool enough for its productions?

The Collective

of Welsh writers has a website under reconstruction

Contraband Books

David Ashford's publishing empire produces a wide range of excellent and useful texts (and Contraband Live)

Coracle Press

Erica Van Horn and Simon Cutts' operation from South Tipperary publishes "as printer-publisher, editor of spaces, employing many of the devices and formats of hypothetical publishing inherent in the small press. Inevitably, much of the content of the publishing is of the nature of the book itself, in both critical and playful dimensions. At the same time there is always the residue of poetry, and a concern with the mechanisms of the book as a manifestation of the poem itself, together with other books by artists, writers, and others without category."

Corbel Stone Press

exquisite eco-poetry published by Richard Skelton and Autumn Richardson

corrupt press

Dylan Harris's press specialises in innovative "poetry from poets whose mother tongues exclude English" but writing in English

Crater Press

Richard Parker runs "an independent poetry Press based between London and Brighton. We publish, primarily through letterpress, distinctive pamphlets of innovative British poetry." Really exciting work here!

Critical Documents

"Publisher of Contemporary Poetry": Justin Katko's press is highly funky & lively

Cumulus

"an experimental poetry journal." And an elegant and tasty one too, edited & designed by Dominic Hale, Katy Lewis Hood, Jonathan Coward and Figgy Guyver Twitter logo

Damn the Caesars

"Punch Press prints and circulates formally and politically radical contemporary poetries. This includes the journal Damn the Caesars." Editor, Richard Owens. USA-based, but with strong British interest

Dead Elk Books

JD Howse's very interesting self-publishing

Depart

Richard Barrett's website for Department Publications 2013 (also Deptpress 2014)

Distance No Object

has published some nice little booklets; but I've lost who's doing it!

Dock Road Press

"new publishing press that provides a platform for established and emerging poets, writers and spoken word artists" & organises events in Liverpool; started by Nathan Walker

Ecstatic Peace Library

Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz's publishing company has a varied list including our man's lyrics and poems, and the whole run of Musics, the improvised music magazine from the 1970s — crucial, I'd say, also to poetry

Enitharmon Press

"founded in 1967 by Alan Clodd and specialises in the publication of artists' books, poetry, limited editions and original prints." High end productions in the cross-over between innovative & bankably boring

enjoy your homes press

"experimenting poetry publishing press & platform" + Twitter logo @eyh_press: "enjoy your homes press | experimenting poetry publishing press & platform | co-conspirator @FurnaceArc | ed. & tweets by linda kemp"

Equipage

Rod Mengham's tremendously long-lasting & high quality publishing

Equus press

[Écriture en quete d'usage]: largely Prague-based, has "the objective of publishing new writing that is innovative & conscious of being doubly marginalised: outside the literary establishment defined by the Anglo-American publishing industry, & outside the confines of nationalism, pursuing a broadly cosmopolitan 'agenda.'" Founded by Louis Armand, Will Rowe also now heavily involved

Erbacce

Alan Corkish and Andrew Taylor "will accept poetry submissions that are radical either in form or content"

Essence Press

Julie Johnstone publishes exquisite minimalism

etruscan books

Nicholas Johnson's excellent press "has published concrete, Gaelic and modernist poetry with an ear for the lyric and the made up word. They give attention to spatiality, experiment and the lyric"

Face Press

Ian Heames' beautiful productions of very good poetry

Five Seasons Press

Glenn Storhaug publishes absolutely beautiful books of tremendous quality poetry

Front Horse

All profits from magazine sales go to the Nottingham Women's Centre; edited by Matthew Hamblin and Lila Matsumoto

Gargoyle Editions

Alan Halsey & Geraldine Monk's current small-scale publishing; West House Books still in print also available

Girasol Press

"a small, 'hybrid' publishing endeavour that seeks to explore connections and disconnections between Spanish and English", all hand-printed, co-edited by Leire Barrera-Medrano

Gorse

"a print journal published in Dublin, featuring longform narrative essays, original fiction, poetry and interviews." Editor: Susan Tomaselli, Poetry Editor: Christodoulos Makris; also does books & web things

Grand Iota

"an initiative of Brian Marley and Ken Edwards, is dedicated to imaginative prose writing." which will probably bear some relationship to poetry, I suspect.

Guillemot Press

"Independent Publisher of Pamphlets and Beautiful Books" An intriguing poetry list including Robert Lax and the Waldrops as well as current writers.

Hafan Books

run by Tom Cheesman & Jon Goodby has an intriguing list

hardPressed Poetry

"A blog from Catherine Walsh and Billy Mills: We publish and distribute poetry that you won't often find in your local bookshop."

Hearing Eye

founded by John Rety, now run by Susan Johns, this press is linked with Torriano Meeting House

Henningham Family Press

what David & Ping Henningham get up to is artists' books etc

Home'Baked Books

Mike Weller's self-publishing is eye-openingly diverse

HVTN Press [a.k.a. HAVERTHORN]

edited by Iris Colomb & Andrew Wells, publishes HVTN magazine & the odd book

Hesterglock Press

"mostly experimental", run by Sarer Scotthorne & Bob Modem aka Paul Hawkins

If a Leaf Falls Press

"v. limited edition poetry with an emphasis on appropriative and procedural writing processes" from Sam Riviere

Ignota Books

"a new publishing project and experiment in the techniques of awakening. Born in the Peruvian mountains in the last days of 2017, its founders include Sarah Shin and Ben Vickers. During this turbulent passage from the collective hallucination of one epoch to the next, Ignota seeks to open a space for the unknown: that which is 'nameless and formless, about to be birthed, but already felt' (Audre Lorde)." Irresistible!

Infinity Land Press

"provides exclusive, clandestine publications which are inoculated against the circulatory system of the established book market"

Influx Press

Kit Caless and Sanya Semakula "publish stories from the margins of culture, specific geographical spaces and sites of resistance that remain under explored in mainstream literature"

information as material

"formally established by Simon Morris in 2002 but has its roots in his self-published books of the late 1990s. Based in the North of England, iam operates as a collective of writer-editors and as an independent imprint that publishes work by artists who use extant material — selecting it and reframing it to generate new meanings — and who, in doing so, disrupt the existing order of things." Craig Dworkin, Simon Morris, Nick Thurston are the collective. Poetry as conceptual art? Bracing stuff, though.

Inpress

"Books for Independent Thinkers": UK distributor for many small presses

Isobar Press

"English Writing from Japan": Paul Rossiter "publishes poetry in English by Japanese and non-Japanese authors who live (or have lived) in Japan, or who write on Japan-related themes. Isobar is now also starting to publish English translations of modernist and contemporary Japanese poetry, and English translations of poetry in languages other than Japanese but which has a strong Japanese connection." & it's all good

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry

our very own academic journal, edited by Robert Sheppard and Scott Thurston — its title helped determine the widespread use of the phrase British Innovative Poetry

Khidr Collective

"is made of a group of artists & organisers trying to amplify Muslim and marginalised voices in our diverse communities. We recognise that in the current social and political climate, the spaces to speak are scarce or forensically examined. Therefore, as a collective, we create, curate and facilitate space through our print publication, online platform, events and other creative projects." especially Khidr Collective Zine and its launch events.

Knives Forks and Spoons Press

"Experimental publishing": Alec Newman's Herculean activities have been tremendously worthwhile

laudanum

"publisher of quality poetry anthologies"

Leafe Press

Alan Baker's press has a large and varied list

Literarypocketblog

Steven Hitchins "publishes innovative poetry and experimental prose with an interest in unusual book formats, book-folds, book-objects and other ways of presenting poetry that push the conventional idea of the book form."

Litmus publishing

"exploring the interaction between poetry and science. Each magazine will explore a different theme and feature poetry, visual art and essays" Dorothy Lehane and Elinor Cleghorn editors

Litteraria Pragensia Books

"is an independent imprint published in cooperation with the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, DALC, and the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, Prague, specialising in the areas of contemporary poetics, literature, critical theory and cultural studies" Managing Editor: David Vichnar + various international boards

Long Poem Magazine

"the only magazine dedicated to publishing long poems and sequences", edited by Lucy Hamilton and Linda Black

Lumin

"creates a space for the arts to come together, featuring Wales and Bristol based artists and writers across the art scene." With events, books and LUMIN Journal, "started in 2016 by a uni graduate who got through the system, and a uni drop-out who had enough of the system. They paint, write and make films." more like this needed!

Magma Poetry

"The poetry magazine with a different editor every issue", OK, so interestingly varied

The Many Press

John Welch's now rather quiet small press

Materials

"publishers of poetry, prose, pamphlets, polemics" who are David Grundy & Lisa Jeschke, and produce excellent publications

Menard Press

Antony Rudolf's small press publishes largely translations

Mica Press

"Poetry in books — to read and feel." Leslie Bell's small press has some varied and interesting publications

Mimeo Mimeo

"Artists' books, typography & the mimeo revolution ": of more than nostalgic and historical interest: Jed Birmingham & Kyle Schlesinger "understand the mimeo revolution as an attitude — a material and immaterial perspective on the politics of print" USA-based

Modern Poetry in Translation

excellent & irreplaceable at what it does; new editor Clare Pollard

moot press

"independent publishers of poetry, photography + experimental texts, based in Bristol + London // co-curators of ANATHEMA reading series"

Morbid Books

publishers of the truly radical, including A Void magazine, run by L. "Tumbleweed" Parker aka Lewis Parker

Mountain Press

2014; but its small range of very important books still obtainable

Muscaliet Press Twitter logo

"an independent publisher of poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction" owner & chief editor: Simon Everett, deputy editor: Moyra Tourlamain

Nine Arches Press

"Adventures in Poetry": editor & director, Jane Commane

No Prizes

Ian Heames' Face Press's annual magazine

Occasional Papers

interesting books about interesting art

Offord Road Books

a small independent press based in London, run by Martha Sprackland and Patrick Davidson Roberts

The Other Press

Frances Presley's small press

Out-Spoken Press

the publishing arm of Out-Spoken: "a night of poetry and live music", a major player in the spoken word poetry scene — press has published poetically interesting work

Oystercatcher Press

"Some of the most exciting and vivid poetry available in England (World Literature Today)" — yep. The series of pamphlets or chapbooks published by Peter Hughes is astonishing in its quantity & quality

Pain

"a journal of new poetry" + comment, essays, and interviews, edited by Vala Thorodds aka Valgerður þóroddsdóttir & Luke Allan and published by Thorodds' otherwise Reykjavik-based Icelandic-language Partus Press

 Pamenar Press Twitter logo

an independent cross-cultural, multilingual, experimental publisher, based in the UK, Canada and Iran>: Ghazal Mosadeq, Founder and Editor, with a superb list of editors, managers and directors, running a press, online magazine, readings, workshops and residencies — superb work!

The Paper Nautilus

Laura Kilbride & Rosa van Hensbergen's very fine little magazine still has some copies left! 2014

PaperWork

"a self published art writing print and event magazine. It was co-founded by Rowan Powell and Catherine Smiles, and is organised by Sarah Charalambides, Jessa Mockridge and Catherine Smiles"

para·text

"is a print and online publishing experiment that aims to put space between poetic texts and their paratextual frameworks." Text is printed mag; stuff about it (yes! paratext!) is online. Ohh, it's achingly cool, I feel. Seriously. I admire you, Laura Elliott and Angus Sinclair

Parataxis

no longer a live site, but Drew Milne's publishing activities are accessible here

Penned in the Margins

Tom Chivers' independent press "creates publications and performances for people who are not afraid to take risks" and has published some major poetry

Periplum

"aims to publish and promote a selectively slim sample of some of the best poetry being written today." out of University of Plymouth’s English and Creative Writing, founding editor Anthony Caleshu, with some interviews etc with authors available on the site also

PN Review

a, no, the serious and inescapable magazine, edited by Michael Schmidt, whose extensive archives are for subscribers only

Poetry Wales

edited by Nia Davies, is a major magazine of British Innovative Poetry

The Projectionist's Playground

"A quarterly zine of experimental poetry and visual art" edited by Julius Smit

PSS

"is an independent publisher of printed matter. Working with a variety of practitioners across art, poetry and theory, PSS is committed to producing original text publications as well as experimental printed artists’ material." Interesting stuff produced!

Punch Press

Richard Owens' USA-based book/pamphlet publishing, with many powerful & radical British poets

Pyramid Editions

"an independent art press and performance project", and is Owen Vince

Reality Street

Ken Edwards' (& Wendy Mulford's originally) glorious publishing enterprise is no longer active, but its website sells still their wondrous stock

Red Ceilings Press

Mark Cobley's chapbook operation

Redfoxpress

Francis Van Maele's enjoyable book art operation out of Achil Island, Co Mayo

RunAmok

"a new publisher of innovative/experimental poetics based in Cork City" but you can still get the incomparable Sea Adventures, or, Pond Life, by Harvey Joseph and Lindsay James from here 2012

Sad Press

no, no, not that sad — Jo (sometimes Jow) Lindsay Walton lies behind this, so pursue all its products

Salt

I remember when Chris and Jennifer Hamilton-Emery's great big enterprise was the great white hope . . .

Salvage

"a quarterly of revolutionary arts and letters" edited by China Miéville, includes some poetry; poetry editor Caitlín Doherty

Sampson Low

"Publishers since 1793" produce a number of poetry chapbooks, some very much of interest, many of which are in association with Writers Centre Kingston

Scarlet Imprint

"A small independent press specialising in the occult": Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey's publishing includes several interesting and important books of poetry

Seam Editions

"is a publishing house dedicated to providing a home for creative-critical writing", with strong UEA connections, and is Sara Helen Binney, Sarah A. Jones, Simon Pook, Alex Read, Sara Taylor and Rob Ward

Seren Books

"leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales", and giving good poetry its traditional Welsh importance. Amy Wack is Poetry Editor

Shearsman Books

what words can adequately extol Tony Frazer as publisher?

Shit Valley Press

"PUBLISHES LABORIOUSLY CHEAP PAMPHLETS BY MORALLY EXPENSIVE POETS"

Sidekick Books

manned by Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving, who aim for lovely, dangerous, charismatic books

sine wave peak

a journal of concrete & formal poetry. Each issue is dedicated to a specific poetic form, and it is run by Luke Allan and Valgerður þóroddsdóttir aka Vala Thorodds

Singing Apple Press

limited edition mixed material artefacts from Camilla Nelson

Skylight Press

"a small independent British publisher specialising in esoteric books and literary fiction", with a very interesting poetry & drama list. Daniel Staniforth is editor, with Gareth Knight as advisor

Skysill Press

"small press dedicated to publishing innovative poetry and prose", editor, Sam Ward

Slimvolume

rooted in art activities, has published Paul Buck's latest avatar of curtains, and more

Some Roast Poet Twitter logo

"a new poetry journal, chapbook, magazine, call it what you will. It will come out roughly bi-annually. Its remit is to cover the Manchester scene and thereabouts, plus honorary affiliates and people passing through the city reading. It will be a slow snapshot of Manchester poetry in its time."

SPAM zine

"is a print publication of post-internet poetry; SPAM Press is a pamphlet machine; both are based between Glasgow, Scotland, & Cambridge, England" and the website is their lively blog. Edited by Maria Sledmere among others.

Spanner Editions

Allen Fisher's more recent self-publishing

Spectacular Diseases

Paul Green of Peterborough's publishing

Spiralbound

"Reclaimed poetics in the age of automation: a non-profit artists' publishing project exploring the influence of new digital technologies on the material presence of the book. Strongly supported by London gallery studio1.1. and existing as an offshoot of Susak Press, we work with artists and writers who want to use the book medium to experiment beyond and challenge their usual practice."

Splinter Magazine

"edited by Gizem Okulu and David Grundy. Poetry, reviews and news." A4 stapled, b&w, all the doings of all the people they like listed at the back, and running readings: ideal recipe for a magazine

Test Centre

amazing books + Test Centre Magazine + fine events; established by Will Shutes and Jess Chandler

Tipped Press

Rosa van Hensbergen's excellent small press

Tripwire

"a journal of poetics: is devoted to a counter-institutional exploration of radical and experimental modes of contemporary poetics, art, and cultural politics." And is edited out of Oakland, California by David Buuck, with a lot of interest in and by UK poets. Back issues are archived online.

Unkant Publications

Ben Watson (aka Out to Lunch) and the Association of Musical Marxists' press: a critique of would-be avant-garde poetry that needs engaging with

Veer Books

"Veer Books comes out of the activities at Birkbeck College's Contemporary Poetics Research Centre (CPRC), and aims to publish a range of unconforming writing in poetry and poetics, including some texts that other publishers might view as experimental. Veer Books are William Rowe, Ulli Freer, Stephen Mooney, Aodán McCardle, Piers Hugill, Adrian Clarke and Carol Watts." Crucial.

Vennel Press

Richard Price's small press catalogue, now essentially for reference

Vlak

"contemporary poetics & the arts: editorial collective: Louis Armand, Edmund Berrigan, Pam Brown, Ali Alizadeh, Stephen Mooney, S.J. Fowler, Larry Sawyer, David Vichnar, Olga Pek, Michael Brennan, Jeroen Nieuwland, Jane Lewty"

Waterloo Press

Don't ask me the state of play here: some good work published, but . . . Simon Jenner the man in charge 2014

Whisky and Beards Publishing

"an author favouring publishing house and media network located in the South East of England to represent, develop and encourage writers and artists", editor-in-chief: Connor Sandsby

The White Review

"The journal was conceived as an arts and literary journal specialising in artistically or educationally meritorious works of new or emerging artists and writers. Its aim is the promotion of the arts and literature and of advancing education in arts and literature." Serious shit, man! Editors Željka Marošević & Francesca Wade, poetry editor Kayo Chingonyi

Wild Honey Press

Randolph Healy's small press from Bray, Co. Wicklow, not functioning at present, but recording his excellent publishing 2014

The Wolf

James Byrne's magazine is now defuncted, but with shop and some texts still online

Zarf Magazine

gorgeously funky little magazine! edited by Callie Gardner

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