Lavender Ink

Lavender Ink interview

Experimental writing in the southlands

Read an interview with Bill Lavender of Lavender Ink, which has been publishing quality work since 1995.

If you’re interested in any of Lavender Ink’s work, go to to find out where you can order. Hope you enjoy this interview with founder and publisher Bill Lavender.

a. How did you start the press, and what is your hope for its future?

I started the press in 1995 with the intention of doing handmade chapbooks of the work of some of my many very talented poet friends. My first books were my own Guest Chain (online at and Rogue Embryo by Camille Martin. The first perfect bound book I did was Lower 48 by Joel Dailey.

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