OKCanLit: The Post-Modern Press
The Post-Modern Press publishes books that question the very tenets of narrative, poetics, and literature at large. Your relationship with these presses' books will be fraught, challenging, but so, so rewarding. Sometimes, a PMP book is a challenge to form: the rapid eccentricity of Pearl Pirie's poems in been shed bore, from Chaudiere Books, or the hewing of poetry from "a choir of available voices" in Glen Downie's Monkey Soap, from Mansfield Press.
Other times, it is the subject matter that contravenes the norm. Playwrights Canada Press, a drama publisher, released David Yee's Paper Series, a collection of six monologues that all revolve around paper. Anvil Press' Savage, by Nathaniel G. Moore, chronicles the protagonists' life from the first time he sees Randy Savage in 1986, to the wrestler's death in 2011.
The most Post-Modern Presses (or mopomopre's), of course, do both. Publishing both innovative new writers and acting as a safe haven for established writers wanting to experiment, BookThug pushes the envelope with works like Chris Eaton, a Biography, a narrative constructed entirely out of Google search results of the author's own name. New Star Books, a politically-minded PMP, publishes radical poetry collections like Donato Mancini's Loitersack, which can poke holes in the Canadian poetry establishment and yet make you laugh the whole time. View books in this list