West House sees the relationship between publisher and author as a unique collaboration and aims to involve its poets in all aspects of a book’s production, from overall design & format to the precise setting of text on the page. In this way we hope to offer the reader an author’s own perspective on his or her work.
Pamphlets, sometimes swiftly made, seem to us the most effective way of circulating new work and these are published alongside more substantial books produced in association with Five Seasons Press and also with the North American publishers Chax and Coach House. West House has no interest in ‘schools’ and ‘movements’ but has sustained long-lasting relationships with poets working in related fields of late modernist poetry.
Other books and works by Geraldine Monk and Alan Halsey also appear on this site. And in the books section a selection from our stock of second-hand books, pamphlets and ephemera.
‘As with all West House Books, this is a very fine production, so far
Tony Frazer reviewing Geraldine Monk’s Noctivagations, in Shearsman 50.
A West House Anthology, including work by all the West House poets,