Notes on Five Canadian Small (micro) Publishers

Canada has had a wide array of small literary publishers over the past few decades. Most notably, the small press explosion in the 1960s created small presses such as Coach House Books, blewointment, Talonbooks and Oberon Press.

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Australian Poetry eBooks – Why Don’t They (really) Exist Yet?

In mid-Feb, the Copyright Agency Limited held their annual seminar at the State Library of Victoria. This year’s seminar was themed ‘Digital publishing today’, and saw the announcement of two major digital initiatives – CAL’s own new web resource Digital …

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Australian Print Poetry and the Small Press: Who’s Doing the Books?

One of many pressing concerns for small publishers in Australia is simply this: are there enough buyers to consume their print runs? The question begets three subsequent concerns. Firstly, are Creative Writing programs creating a glut of writers and, in …

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To Anthologise the Now Perpetually: The Literary Situation of the Small Press and the Archive

“The little magazine is not difficult to define,” write David Miller and Richard Price: it is an anthology of work by strangers; an anthology of work by friends; an exhibition catalogue without the existence of the exhibition; a series of …

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Resident Strides: Small Press Poetry in the United Kingdom

The small-press scene is vast and multifarious. So, I’d rather discuss an exciting sub-scene with great authority, than the entire thing ignorantly. In recent years several unfunded, but economically viable, publishers have emerged, and they are more interested in promoting …

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Michael Brennan: A Short History of Vagabond Press and Poetry International Australia

Chance and community might best describe how I edit and publish poetry. Chance in the unlikely alignment of latching onto good poems available for publication and that suit the nature of whatever I'm editing at the time. Community in the …

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