selva oscura press

selva oscura press was founded in 2015 (and is edited) by Ken Taylor to publish books and chapbooks from emerging and established poets, sometimes in collaboration with artists. 

The press takes its name from the "dark wood" of Dante's Inferno, as well as from a portent when bourbon ages. Some evaporates from the oak barrels that give the drink its character and blackens the bark of nearby trees. In the argot of distillers, this is the angel's share.

selva oscura press is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a member of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits. Donations are tax-deductible. Consider giving to support the press and put a bounce in your step.


ONE SALE NOW: Moment's Omen by Nathaniel Mackey at selva oscura press. This set of four poems in this chapbook is taken from Tej Bet, the book that will follow Blue Fasa (New Directions, 2015), extending the "Mu"/Song of the Andoumboulou thread to "Song of the Andomboulou: 160."




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