About Us


Brown Turtle Press, Inc. is an independent house that specializes in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, particularly the personal memoir. It was launched with the aim of discovering new exciting voices that have been marginalized by the mainstream publishing houses and providing them a much-needed platform. We also aim to re-discover significant voices that have fallen victim to the politics of publishing, to changing tastes and fashions in literary publishing. Finally, our hunger for communication with our southern neighbors has prompted us to launch a poetry-in-translation series, mainly for poetry originally published in Spanish and French from the Hispanic regions of Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. However, we plan to acquire titles for this and all the other series from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Our goal is to publish beautiful books whose physical appearance itself will fill our readers with as much joy as it took us to produce the books.