Shabda is the Sanskrit word for "sound, speech." Shabda is the sound current vibrating in all creation referred to as the Audible Life Stream, Inner Sound, and Word. Founded on May 16, 2011 by Teresa Mei Chuc, Shabda Press' mission is to support and uplift diverse, colonially marginalized, underrepresented voices. We publish new, emerging, and established poets who take risks with attention to craft. We are not a commercial press; however, we work with our poets to promote their books through reviews and distribution online and in local bookstores. Our distributors include Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.
Shabda Press is a small, independent press that publishes one book of poetry a year in print.
We are a staff of ONE and publish only ONE book per year.
Shabda Press also publishes in eBook and audio formats (Poetry CDs).
Our goal is to produce beautiful, high quality, well-designed poetry books.
With that goal in mind and with our limited resources, we put our full attention into designing
and publishing one book of poetry each year.
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