E L I K P R E S S: manifestos, essays, visionary poetics.
Elik is Inuit for one who has eyes. Elik Press specializes in publishing visionary essays, prose and poetics that run against the margins of the mainstream publishing (and/or thinking). Our chaps include Blues Song at the Edge of Chaos by Michael Ortiz Hill which plumbs how one can manage viability--individually and culturally--in the present historical moment, when so much seems bent on destruction rather than creation. Other titles include works by Paul West, Jordan Zinovich, Ed Tick, Ira Cohen, Jim Jones, Randy Roark, Hector Ahumada, Anne Waldman, Alex Caldiero, Deena Metzger, and many others. To date, we have published more than thirty chaps that throw a collective monkey wrench into small-mindedness, a game plan we intend to continue. And now we publish perfect bound gems, more poetry than not. We believe in free speech and our responsibility to question authority. Praise be those who would speak out when told shut up, who would practice common sense and our responsibility to the environment and human rights and each other. Who would practice the lyric as in love and death, humor in the face of spite. Along these lines, we're honored to have among our titles previously unpublished work by Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs.