In 2011 Aaron McCollough and I started SplitLevel Texts as a way to contribute something material back to the poetry world that we love.
We also wanted to pay homage, editorially and in our design aesthetic, to other small presses we'd always admired, like Talisman House, Burning Deck, White Pine, and New Directions.
We wanted to be open to experiments in the way we published our books (we started by publishing on an Espresso Book Machine before moving on to other digital and offset printing models).
Finally, we wanted to price our books modestly. Poetry is essential.
SplitLevel Texts is a practical extension of what we do as writers, and we hope you're interested. We've published books by Jerome Rothenberg, Alan Gilbert, Carla Harryman, Catherine Meng, Lucy Ives, Maged Zaher, Laynie Browne, Martin Corless-Smith, Elizabeth Zuba, and, with Nightboat Books: Bernadette Mayer. Our titles are warehoused and sold by our friends at Small Press Distribution.
Find out more about our books on our website splitleveltexts.com.