Kore Press

Publishing women is social activism.

Kore Press was founded in 1993 by the creative efforts
of book designer Lisa Bowden and poet Karen
 Kore’s vision has been to publish and distribute excellent works of literary and artistic value by a diversity of
women, including those traditionally underrepresented in the
cultural mainstream; to promote those voices; and to
educate young people about publishing and literary activism.

Inspired by the words of Alison Deming on how to
survive as a woman artist, Kore published Ms. Deming’s terse advice as their first publication, called Girls in the Jungle. Since then, we have published over 127 women writers.

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