eth press is a parascholarly poetry press interested in publishing innovative poetry that is inspired by, adapted from, or otherwise inhabited by medieval texts. Its inclusive years of operation were 2014 through 2017 and it produced 5 titles (see full list below).
eth [ð] is a letter that was once part of the English alphabet, which lives on in other alphabets (Icelandic, Faroese, the International Phonetic Alphabet). It is a reminder of a piece of language (a technology of expression) that English cast aside. It marks a sound that is rare in other languages, that causes trouble when others try to learn it. We are interested in the possibilities of poetries written under this sign.
eth press is an imprint of punctum books, an open-access and print-on-demand independent publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage. Following punctum‘s lead, most of our books are published as open-access and print-on-demand; we are interested in the wide distribution and dissemination of this poetry. But we are also interested in connecting medieval publishing technologies to contemporary texts, and so we have explored the possibilities of scribal editions as well.
David Hadbawnik, Chris Piuma, Lisa Ampleman, and Dan Remein are the editors of eth press.
David Hadbawnik, Daniel C. Remein, Chris Piuma, and Lisa Ampelman, Cotton Nero A.xv: The Works of the “Pearl” Poet (Spring 2014)
Sam Lohmann, Unless A Stone Is (Spring 2014)
Donato Mancini, snowline (Winter 2015)
Richard Owens, Ballads (Spring 2015)
kari edwards, dôNrm’-lä-püsl, ed. Tina Žigon (Autumn 2017)