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GARDEN-DOOR PRESS

 

We are GARDEN-DOOR PRESS

 

Garden-Door Press is a micro-press. Its seeds were planted in Oxford, Mississippi, and it currently grows in Ithaca, New York. Its two gardeners are Kina Viola and Marty Cain. It makes chapbooks and broadsides. It believes in process, in excess and overgrowth, in homegrown language watered by tears of the neighbors, in elevated beds that destroy property values. It believes in the DIY ethic. It believes in poetry as a site of resistance. It believes in ruralness. It believes in artifice, in hands and the handmade, but also in the internet and its fragmented power. It refuses to divorce affect from intellect, and is interested in experimental aesthetics that foreground the BODY, IDENTITY, and DELPHIC MESSINESS.

GARDEN-DOOR PRESS BELIEVES IN ARCADIA.