Litmus Press cultivates a critical, poetic space in which disparate languages, genres, geographies, and artistic lineages converge, bringing forth singular, expansive works of contemporary literature.

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Where Not to Be Born

Where Not to Be Born by Safaa Fathy, translated from Arabic by Rawad Z. Wehbe and presented bilingually, is a selection of poetry that encapsulates Fathy’s cinematographic and philosophical renderings, tenderly celebrating humanity’s capacity for revolt….
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Liliane Giraudon

Lilian Giraudon was born in Marseille in 1946. Giraudon’s books have primarily been published by France’s P.O.L. editions and range across genres; she has edited influential publications including Banana Split, Action Poétique, and If and collaborated widely…
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Spectral Evidence: The Witch Box

Spectral Evidence: The Witch Box is a limited-edition artists’ book produced in an edition of 26 numbered  & signed copies. Each boxed set contains 46 silkscreen printed cards at 5″ x 7″ with images by Nancy Bowen and texts by Elizabeth Willis…
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2023 Litmus Press Titles

Last chance to get ALL our 2023 titles at our Book Lover Membership rate!
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New & Noteworthy

By Liliane Giraudon
Translated by Lindsay Turner
Spectral Evidence: The Witch Book
By Elizabeth Willis
Art by Nancy Bowen
human/nature poems
By Tracie Morris

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Posted November 24, 2023

24-Hour International Reading, Organizing, and Direct Aid

International Reading for Freedom of Expression & Solidarity with Palestine On November 25th, we gather writers from around the world for a 24-hour reading in support of Palestinian writers, Palestinian voices in diaspora, and their allies. We gather in the spirit of fundamental respect for life and liberation. ...

Posted October 31, 2023

Call for Indigenous LGBTQ2SIA+ poetry

Editors Crisosto Apache and Julian Talamantez Brolaski are excited to announce a call for submissions for a new volume of Indigiqueer / two-spirit poetry, tentatively titled Gathering in the Glittering Field: Indigenous Two-Spirit Poetry. This will be the first volume of poetry dedicated entirely to the work of Native LGBTQ2SIA+ ...

Posted October 06, 2023

Our Newest eBook: It's go in/ Quiet illumined grass/ Land by Leslie Scalapino.

We’re thrilled to be launching our third eBook, It's go in/ Quiet illumined grass/ Land by Leslie Scalapino – out now! This publication is part of Open Poetics Series 1: our series of free, digital-critical ...

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