Laura Carter

Small presses on the move

An interview with Black Ocean

Into the magic

Black Ocean's Carrie Adams responds.

Black Ocean, publishing quality books of poetry that you may have heard of, responds to my query. My hope is that you'll check out their amazing catalog after you find out what publisher and co-founder Carrie Adams has to say about the press and its history and influences.

a. How did you get the name Black Ocean?

Interview with Commune Editions

Small presses on the move

Fresh out of California, and fully embedded in the political, Commune Editions has been putting out books for a short time, but they are already on the move.

First up in this series of interviews is Commune Editions. You can read more about their mission and books at They have already taken part in other interviews, also, and if you go to their website, you can find links to evermore information about the press.

a. Do you think poetry has a political mission?

All poems have politics, whether or not their authors will admit it. And there is probably a strong case to be made for the connection between poetry and revolution.