cover collage by Joyce Saler
cover: Fire Season


Chax Press is a nonprofit, 501c3 literary publishing and arts organization. Founded in 1984, incorporated in 1986, we have published 250 literary and book arts works, and have presented more than 100 readings, talks, symposia, and other events.

Brand new: Horse on Paper, by Simon Carr & Leonard Schwartz; Greek to Me, by Joe Safdie; Estelle Meaning Star, by Sarah Rosenthal, a collage-text work of imagination over dissolution,  Time Being, by Charles Alexander, his latest work from the COVID period to the present, the marvelously burning and engaging Fire Season, by Joseph Lease, calling to mind our fragile environment as well as family connective tissues and the loss of them, and finally, Collected Memoirs, by MIchael Gottlieb, the third volume of his works
in a uniform edition (the first two books are Selected Poems and
Collected Essays).
Please find these, and many more in our Chax Books pages.

PLEASE NOTE: A special launch for our newest book, HORSE ON PAPER, at Bowery Gallery, 547 W 27 St Suite 508, New York, NY 10001, March 16, Saturday, from 3pm until 5pm, includes a reading by the poet, and a short discussion of the exhibition by the artist.


cover collage by Joyce Saler

New on Our Site:

New Books:

Horse on Paper, by Simon Carr (drawings) and Leonard Schwartz (poems), a work of high energy and beautiful sketches of horses in various locations and configurations, along with poems that collaborate with the drawings and make the overall investigation one of the nature of body and mind, and being.

Ελληνικά για μένα / Greek to Me, by Joe Safdie, a work of myth, muses, vision, and poetic power. Safdie “masters the uniquely poetic art of interweaving disparate realities. Includes one extended and inspiring essay, “Musing about the Muses.”.

Estelle Meaning Star, by Sarah Rosenthal.  Beautiful full-color poem pages, with the poem text a collage of intermittencies, building into light. Cover painting by Joyce Saler.

Collected Memoirs, by MIchael Gottlieb.  Prose literary memoirs. Third book in a series that includes Gottlieb’s Selected Poems and Collected Essays.

Time Being, by Charles Alexander. Poetry/Literature/Hybrid. Cover painting by Cynthia Miller.

Fire Season, by Joseph Lease, available November 2, 2023. Poetry / Jewish Studies

The Face of Time, by An Li. Fiction/Novel.
Early bird sale ongoing now!


Farther, by Susan Thackrey. Book length poem.

Collectives of Poets: from ambush to zooming zeal, by Lisa Periale Martin. Chapbook length poem.

Maths by Joel Chace. Poetry / Visual Poetry.

Broken Glosa by Stephen Bett. Poetry.

For all of our recent books, see our New & Featured page.

See also, on that page, a new entry for David Miller’s brilliant prose work, Time, Wisdom, & Koalas.


New posts will be announced in late February 2024.