The Post-Apollo Press

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


The Post-Apollo Series




From Our Blog

Posted October 23, 2020

Simone Fattal discusses The Post-Apollo Press

The first major exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall in 2020 was a comprehensive presentation of the works by the Lebanese-American artist Simone Fattal. Fix Your Gaze on Saturn's Rings included a selection of publications by Post-Apollo Press, illustrated both by Fattal herself and by her life partner, ...

Posted November 16, 2018

Bewildered by Love and Longing: An Interview

Jane Clark and Cecilia Twinch talk to translator Michael A. Sells and to artist and publisher Simone Fattal, who has produced the book Bewildered for The Post Apollo Press. Originally published in Beshara Magazine, Issue 10 2018. Cecilia: Michael, ...

From the Catalog

Two Markets, Once Again
By Ryoko Sekiguchi
Translated by Sarah Riggs
Sitt Marie Rose
By Etel Adnan
Translated by Georgina Kleege
The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom
By Leslie Scalapino

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