Founded in 1982 by Simone Fattal and inspired by the adventurous spirit ushered in by the Apollo space program, The Post-Apollo Press published experimental works of poetry, prose and translation for over thirty years. With a distinctly international approach to publishing, the Press features works by major American, European and Middle-Eastern writers, including Etel Adnan, Marguerite Duras, Jalal Toufic, Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino.
The Post-Apollo Press’ name came from the Apollo program that took man and women to the moon. This unreachable destination — the symbol of the sky — for it is the companion of the night, was made possible by the Apollo program. I thought at the time, the same way I think today, that for mankind to leave gravity and head for the universe, was the beginning of a new era. Therefore, we could count the years with The Post-Apollo, the way we did with BC and AD.
— Simone Fattal, Publisher