Poet Republik Ltd

Poet Republik Ltd is dedicated to writers, artists, and thinkers. We are interested in eco-poetics, feminist elegies, two-headed wolf poems and a variety of anti-authoritarian and/or anarchist ideologies and etc. We are committed to publishing the best of what’s out there, regardless of what form it takes: poetry, prose, manifestos. We are based in California, Brooklyn and Berlin. We don’t think a world series should only have two countries involved and keep that name. We like a world view that includes perspectives other than our own.

We publish because we believe what you have to say matters, and if you do not say it exactly as you want to, it will not exist in this world. So say it. We are listening.  

We are not interested in the cult of the popular. You will not find us on Facebook.

Check out the kinds of poems we love here: Blogger Republik.

And keep writing! It is most important for your voice to be heard.

Open submission period now through September 30th! Send us your chapbook (20-28 pages), your manuscript 48-80 pages, or novella (under 100 pages).  Submit here

Occasionally, I Remove Your Brain Through your Nose

Occasionally, I Remove Your Brain Through your Nose, by J. Hope Stein who is the author of the chapbooks Talking Doll (Dancing Girl Press), Mary (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Corner Office (H_ngm_n). Her poems are published or forthcoming in Read More >

Invitation to a Rescue

Invitation to a Rescue by Kate Lutzner is a poetry book “forged from a steely endurance, wrought in the delicacy of language, there is an urgency to the poems in Invitation to a Rescue that propels the reader forward,” Dorianne Laux, $15 includes tax, shipping.

$15.00

Limited edition Pussy T-shirts, back by popular demand

A few years ago we printed up a few T-shirts based on the cover of my book which I loved: Pussy, poems about things you think are pornographic. The cover was created by Michael Willis, who’s been my friend since I was 14 years old. We met in photography class. He has done the covers for all of my books and I am always enthralled by his imagistic interpretation of my poetry. I pretty much gave away all of these shirts, so if you have one it means I love you.

Now I have been asked by a bunch of folks where I can get one of these pussy shirts. Here: www.poetrepublik.com. Move quickly, they will sell out and when they do, that’s it.

$20.00

Street art decorative stickers

10 Pack of Poet Republik Stickers to adorn the world!

Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

 

Undisclosed location in Northern California

 

Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, California

$10.00

A Small Suitcase of Russian Poetry

The Henry Miller Library and Ping-Pong Free Press is pleased to announce the publication of A Small Suitcase of Russian Poetry, an anthology of Russian poetry with translations by Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris. Ping-Pong Free Press is an imprint of the Henry Miller Library and seeks work with a bent toward cultural dialogue in an effort to promote free speech. Just earlier this month Henry Miller‘s books were burned in a ritual worthy of a Dan Brown novel by a group calling themselves “Pagan Librarians Perun,” who find Miller’s works “an archetype of a morally decaying western world with its prevalence of fornication and its decline of family values,” the video featuring this piece of bad theatre has gone viral. We here at the Henry Miller Library are librarians of a different sort, realizing as we do that free speech is a sticky wicket.

Ping-Pong Free Press is an imprint of the Henry Miller Memorial Library. We are proud to publish these poets who were banned in Russia during their lifetimes. Anna Akhmatova’s poetry was banned from 1925-1953 as a threat to the social order. Akhmatova was labeled “alien to the Soviet people” for her “eroticism, mysticism, and political impartiality.” Russian futurist Vladimir Mayakovsky’s works found an audience in Stalin which Pasternak said was both Mayakovsky’s blessing and his curse. Mayakovsky killed himself in 1930, and his writings were later coöpted by the state, who many believe (his daughter included) was responsible for his death. Absurdist poet Daniil Kharms only saw two of his adult poems published during his lifetime. Also included in this collection is the wondrous poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva, and Polina Barskova.

Dana Jennings, of The New York Times says of Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky’s translations: “Words flicker — strange, elegant — a Russian evanescence. Heat lightning pulses between lines.”

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Pussy, poems about things you think are pornographic

What does “Pussy” mean?  On the playground, it means wimp; in the bedroom, it means female genitalia.  But to many feminists, and many women who ground their work in a sense of pride about the female body, “pussy” is a call to arms, a in-your-face riot-grrl exclamation about purely bad-ass female experience.  Maria Garcia Teutsch’s Pussy: Poems About Things You Think are Pornographic, uses the idea of the feminine “pussy” and the female self to sculpt carefully, wildly, delicately made poems that make being a woman and having a voice both a kind of resistance and kind of opening, a kind of violence, and a kind of seduction. With beautiful, strange and unique images, structures and language, Teutsch’s poems are mini-manifestos of feminine experience and feminine power.

Christine Hamm, author, Echo Park

French/English translation