All about ð

eth press is a parascholarly poetry press interested in publishing innovative poetry that is inspired by, adapted from, or otherwise inhabited by medieval texts.

eth [ð] is a letter that was once part of the English alphabet, which lives on in other alphabets (Icelandic, Faroese, the International Phonetic Alphabet). It is a reminder of a piece of language (a technology of expression) that English cast aside. It marks a sound that is rare in other languages, that causes trouble when others try to learn it. We are interested in the possibilities of poetries written under this sign.

eth press is an imprint of punctum books, an open-access and print-on-demand independent publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage. We are fully on board with this. Following punctum‘s lead, most of our books will be published as open-access and print-on-demand; we are interested in the wide distribution and dissemination of this poetry. But we are also interested in connecting medieval publishing technologies to contemporary texts, and so we plan to explore the possibilities of scribal editions as well.

David Hadbawnik, Chris Piuma, and Dan Remein are the editors of eth press, and we can be contacted at ethpress [at] gmail.com. We are currently accepting proposals and submissions.

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