Poetic Matrix Press was founded in the high mountain beauty of Yosemite in 1997. We started by producing a newsletter of poetry and essays on the poetic experience. In 2000 we put out a nationwide call for manuscripts and published a total of 4 manuscripts in chapbook format. Since 2001 we have published full length, perfect bound books. We’ve grown since 1997 into a press that is producing full-length books as fine as any that can be seen in any bookstore or library. We have published books from poets in New York City, Seattle, Virginia, Northern, Central and Southern California as well as England and South Korea.
Finding people who read and will go deeply to find the value in poetry is not easy. I read an essay once that said a large percentage of people recognize the importance of poetry but few actively read it. In our 20 plus years of publishing we seek those people who recognize the value and importance of poetry. We have found many by publishing significant poets and significant poetry books. We intend to continue this for as long as possible. Our Anthology, “So Many Voice,” presents work from 45 authors and 60 books we published over our first 20 year history, 1997-2017; we have now published over 80 books. We look constantly for their compliment, readers who find what is significant in this kind of mostly solitary work.