About Hummingbird Press
Hummingbird Press is a collective small poetry press of poets in the Monterey Bay
area in California. The initial publishing mission of one collection
of poems by each of the original nine authors was accomplished during 2002-2004. We
have since finished the second publishing cycle, publishing twelve books over the period 2006-2015. The
third cycle begins in 2016 with its first release scheduled for December. Twelve books are planned.
We are not currently accepting additional manuscripts for future publication.
The Hummingbird Press Philosphy
- We love poetry, the process of creating poems, the sharing of poems in public or
in private groups, and the solitary and intimate connection that we can establish
with poems in a book.
- The road to publication can be mysterious and intimidating. Publishing need not
be reserved only to those with MFAs who teach English at a college or university
and live in New York City and have connections and are lucky. Not all of us have
the constitution which permits us to promote ourselves and get published. By
joining together we can combine our talents, encourage and challenge each other
and create what we could not do in isolation.
- There are poets in our community of extraordinary voice that we want to recognize
and publish. We want to be able to pull their books off the shelf at home and read them
when the mood strikes us and we want others to have that possibility, also.
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