Publishing women is social justice work.

Kore Press, Inc is an innovative print and online literary publishing house celebrating multiple feminist expressions from creative writers and thinkers that span practices, aesthetics, sexualities, races, and ethnicities. For the last 25 years, the work and mission of Kore Press has been to provide a progressive platform for diverse literary and cultural work by women and transgendered writers, and to create innovative programming that puts different communities in conversation.

An activist’s tool for justice…

Founders Lisa Bowden and Karen Falkenstrom begun Kore Press in the downtown Tucson Steinfeld Warehouse, creating limited edition, handmade books and broadsides (on early 20th century printing presses). The Press continues to focus on publishing excellence, raising the stage for a diversity of women, specifically writers of color and members of the LGBTQ communities -whose voices are historically repressed, or underrepresented. The Press was also designed as an activist’s tool for justice: our mission continues to be to educate youth about the power of voice and the literary and verbal arts.





“…Like amnesiacs in a ward on fire, we must find words or burn.”—Olga Broumas