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Featured Poetry

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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Featured Author

Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian is a poet, essayist, and translator. She is the author of over twenty-five volumes of poetry and critical prose, including Positions of the Sun (Belladonna, 2019); Tribunal (Omnidawn Books, 2019); The Unfollowing (Omnidawn Books, 2016); A Border Comedy (Granary Books, 2001)…
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Featured Reprint


Litmus Press is happy to offer a limited reprint of Happily, originally published by The Post-Apollo Press in 2000. Copies will ship Spring 2024. “…the sentence makes an irrevocable address to life…”
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Featured Special Edition

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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New & Noteworthy

Where Not to Be Born
By Safaa Fathy
Translated by Rawad Z. Wehbe
Another Room to Live In: 15 Contemporary Arab Poets
Edited by Omar Berrada, Sarah Riggs
By Liliane Giraudon
Translated by Lindsay Turner

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Posted April 16, 2024

Lyn Hejinian

“with sun up / and down dark on / and on as life continues / ending with urgency / —that— / a predatory subjectivity feels / drawn between banks / from higher grounds down / like an infant sliding / from a gravid mom awash / ...

Posted April 11, 2024

Olivia C. Harrison: On Palestine Solidarity

This is the first post in a series of engagements by Litmus authors, translators, and editors reflecting on the connection of their work to the ongoing struggle and violence, current and historical, in Palestine. Rooted in our commitment to creating and maintaining space for international exchange and dialogue, Litmus Press ...

Posted February 14, 2024

Notes from the Portal: Berlin’s kari edwards Workshop & Gathering

This past month me and Berlin-based poet and educator emet ezell gathered writers at Berlin's Hopscotch Reading Room to write alongside the work of experimental poet and trans-rights activist kari edwards. We met on the 2nd of December, ...

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