Commune Editions publishes poetry and other writings antagonistic to capital and the state. In the struggle against these entrenched adversaries, poetry is no replacement for concrete forms of action: strikes, blockades, occupations and riots, as well as the meetings, houses, libraries, and shared resources that enable them. But poetry can be a voice for these activities and their companion. Like Kanellos, the riot dog of Athens, Commune Editions accompanies the movements of the streets, providing support and strangeness, and perhaps, on occasion, biting the leg of a cop threatening a comrade.
Our first digital chapbooks are due in Fall 2013; full volumes will debut in 2014.
We are not presently reading manuscripts. Once we get our first year’s worth of titles out, we hope to institute some mechanism for considering manuscripts.