Airlie, AngelHouse Press, Arrowhead, Bear Star, Black Lawrence, Carolina Wren, Centennial, Cinnamon Press, Coffee House, Copper Canyon, Cypher Books, Dancing Girl, Doire Press, Gold Line, Graywolf, Hanging Loose, Happenstance, Lapwing Poetry, Lost Horse Press, Mayapple, MoonPath, Mouthfeel, Nine Arches, Parallel Press, Persea Books, Pindrop Press, Poetry Salzburg, Red Hen, Saturnalia, small press poetry publishers, small presses, Steel Toe Books, The Emma Press, ThePressPress, Tupelo Press, Unicorn Press, Vagabond, Wave Books, WordTech
I’m one of those crazy poetry freaks who goes gremlin without an occasional fix. I find a few of the more mainstream books locally, but for the really good stuff you have to scout out the small presses. Here’s my go-to list:
We’ll talk later about some of the goodies I’ve found from these guys. For now, I’d love it if you would share some of your favorite presses. I know you WOM-PO ladies probably have a few that I have missed. Burn up the comments!
***See SMALL POETRY PRESSES PART II for more great recommendations.
Margo Berdeshevsky said:
Thanks for this fine listing…and, Don’t ignore Sheep Meadow Press. Am pleased to have published with them twice.
pokey mama said:
Thanks for the great list. How about Hedgerow Books, http://www.levellerspress.com/hedgerowbooks.htm, and my current publisher, Salmon Poetry, http://www.salmonpoetry.com/index.php, and Shape & Nature Press, http://www.shapeandnature.com/About.htm
Donna Vorreyer said:
Sundress Publications. http://www.sundresspublications.com
Hyacinth Girl Press http://www.hyacinthgirlpress.com
Patricia Brody said:
Hello Ms La Rue! I’ve tried to get your attention ON the list, but can you please
add Salmon Poetry to YOUR list? Are you familiar with Salmon, if not I urge you
to check them out. THey have published some celebrated and of course , emerging poets, first building up the “Canon” for Irish literary women and later crossing the pond to to do the same for mostly women(but not exclusively) in the US.
Salmon’s Anthologies are excellent, and all are beautifully produced.
BoneSpark Blog said:
Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. Salmon Poetry is on the second half of the list: https://bonesparkblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/small-poetry-presses-part-ii/.