Catbird Press publishes,
among other notable books, a number by Czech writers in
translation, including THE POEMS OF JAROSLAV SEIFERT;
a garland of these poems appeared in Archipelago
Vol. 2, No. 3. DAYLIGHT IN NIGHTCLUB INFERNO
offers Czech fiction from the post-Kundera generation,
including work by Daniela Fischerová. Her A Letter to President
Eisenhower, appears in Vol. 3,
No. 1. Her FINGERS POINTING SOMEWHERE ELSE
is due out this year. Robert Wechsler, publisher of Catbird, has written
an interesting book-length essay, WITHOUT A STAGE; THE ART
OF LITERARY TRANSLATION; worth reading.
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
in White River Junction, Vermont, specializes in books about sustainable
living, with selections of environmentally friendly, thoughtful, and
hopeful books. The editor in chief, Jim Schley, wrote us about our
conversation with Michael and Cornelia Bessie (Archipelago,
Vol. 1, No. 4; Vol. 2, No. 1): As a younger editor who has every intention of emulating such ...
predecessors, I find this conversation to be truly illuminating.
This press has high standards.
The Lilliput Press is an
Irish publisher founded in 1984 by Antony Farrell. Some 150 titles have
appeared under its imprint: art and architecture, autobiography and
memoir, biography and history, ecology and environmentalism, essays and
literary criticism, philosophy, current affairs and popular culture,
fiction, drama and poetry all broadly focused on Irish themes. Since
1985 they have brought out four volumes of the essays of the late Hubert
Butler. Hubert Butlers The Artukovitch File appears, with
their permission, in Archipelago, Vol. 1, No.
McPherson & Co publishes
such writers as the fascinating Mary Butts (THE TAVERNER
NOVELS), Anna Maria Ortese (A MUSIC BEHIND THE WALL,
Selected Stories Vol. 2), and the performance artist Carolee Schneeman. A
beautiful story by Ortese, The Great
Street, appeared in our inaugural issue, and the writers
testament, Where Time Is Another,
appeared Archipelago Vol. 2, No. 4.
Online Originals is an
internet publisher of literature who take the position, one we find
ourselves much in agreement with, that Conventional book publishing
has changed dramatically in recent years. Most of the worlds publishers
are now owned by a handful of media conglomerates, ruled in turn by their
finance and marketing departments. To guarantee high profits, they tend to
accept manuscripts only by only celebrity writers whose output conforms to
the conventional mainstream market. ... We believe that the Internet is
the way forward for all kinds of publishing. But for the benefit of our
authors, we do not prevent them also publishing printed versions of their
works at a later date. They deliver book-like texts by
Station Hill Press is a
non-profit publisher run by the poet George Quasha. They publish writers
of serious and surrealist bent, as very fine poetry and fiction. Among
their writers are Maurice Blanchot and Spencer
Holst (whose The Zebra Storyteller appears in Vol.
3, No. 1). María Negroni,
whose work appeared in Archipelago, Vol. 1, No.
1 and Vol. 2, No. 4, is the author of
a beautiful work in poetry and prose, ISLANDIA,
which they will publish this year, using print-on-demand; a noteworthy
work of literature brought out by an interesting development in publishing
Sun & Moon Press is a
fine, serious, literary press with a long backlist. They publish classics
as well as contemporary fiction and poetry; writers and poets such as
Arkadii Dragomoschenko (astonishing Russian poet), Paul Celan, Harry
Matthews, Djuna Barnes, Paul Auster, Russell Banks. They will publish Maria
Negronis LA JAULA BAJO EL TRAPO/CAGE UNDER COVER,
tr. Anne Twitty, in a Spanish-English edition; a selection appeared in Archipelago,
Vol. 2, No. 4.
Colophon Page is devoted to fine
artists books and works on paper. The attendant shop is the Mezzanine
Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; with review and forum pages.
Read Jeanette Watsons Off
the Wall, book reviews by the owner of the old Books & Co..
Fray. Strange. Cool. Heartbreaking. A
Octavo is a digital publisher
committed to conserving books, manuscripts, and antiquarian printed
materials via digital tools and formats. They make original works
available to readers and book lovers through partnerships with libraries,
individuals and institutions. As a sample, they offer a PDF download of
William Shakespeare Poems. We are always pleased when web publishers use
PDF files, as we do for our Download edition.
Photo Arts A handsome site
showing work of fine-arts photographers and photojournalists. They have
just announced the formation of Phototgraphy Today
International, a consortium on-line of cool photographic sites in
England, France and the U.S. The design and quality of reproduction are
Library A lovely surprise hidden behind a wall of chinoiserie,
Providing Services to Bibliophiles Since 1980. Kurt Thometz
offers guidance on the development of collections, cataloging, corganizing
library software, conservation, and appraisals. The Well Dressed
Bibliophile collects marvelous interviews with, portraits of Albert
Murray, John Waters, Diana Vreeland, Fran Liebowitz, among others.
Arts & Letters Daily
A portal site organized and selected for intelligent readers, directing us
to information about books, authors, and commentary worth reading; nothing
flashy or entertaining here, thank goodness.
The Barcelona Review,
Jill Adams, Editor. A fine, multi-lingual offering published in Catalonia
by a multi-national group. Intelligent editing; interesting reading of
younger writers from Europe and America.
Big Bridge Edited by Michael
Rothenberg, editor of OVERTIME, selected poems of
Philip Whalen (Penguin, 1999), and Wanda Phipps, who
bring an open-armed, 60s generosity to this webzine. We think walls are good for keeping out the cold and rain,
they write: Theyre useless in the creation and propagation of
art. Big Bridge Press publishes chapbooks and handsome botannica.
The Cortland Review Established in 1997, this publication offers such poets as Charles
Simic, Robert Pinsky, Henry Taylor, Mark Doty, Robert Creeley, Mark
Jarman, Lloyd Schwartz, Neal Bowers, R.T. Smith, John Kinsella, and
others. All poetry and most fiction appear in real audio format. They
publish in February, May, August, and November, with Monthly features.
Jacket was founded and is
edited by John Tranter, an interesting Australian poet whose work is
published often in the London Review of Books and the TLS. For more than thirty years he has been at the forefront of the new
poetry, questioning and extending its procedures, according to his
biographical note. In this quarterly literary journal he publishes the
work of other writers generously.
London Review of Books One of the few
reviews we read cover to cover; published on paper every two weeks and
worth subscribing to. The on-line edition offers a generous selection,
including a recent review by Iain Sinclair of James Sallis a writer weve
admired for some years. Among his talents are a series of superb novels
passing as detective stories: THE LONG-LEGGED FLY, BLACK
HORNET, MOTH, EYE OF THE CRICKET. He also translated Raymond
Queneaus ST. GLINGLIN.
The Richmond Review received
approving notice (along with Archipelago) in the TLS. The founding
editor, Steven Kelly, lives and breathes literature as an
editorial consultant for various English publishers. He set up this site
in October 1995, when it was the UKs first lit mag to appear
exclusively on the World Wide Web. Published ten times a year.
Renditions A magazine of
translation, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, edited by
whose poems appear in this issue of Archipelago.