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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Another Room to Live In: 15 Contemporary Arab Poets

Another Room to Live In is an archive of encounter: a multilingual conversation between fifteen poet-translators, connected through friendship, correspondence, and cross-diasporic gatherings. With work in English, Arabic, and French…
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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 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 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

Sphinx
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 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, ...

Posted December 05, 2023

one is in space / one is in time: an online Reading and generative Writing Workshop

We're thrilled to invite you to “one is in space and/ one is in time:” an online Launch of the digital-critical Edition of Leslie Scalapino’s It’s go in/ quiet illumined grass/ land in collaboration with CUNY Manifold, Litmus Press and guest editor Małgorzata Myk. This launch will be ...

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. ...

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