San Press is the literary imprint of Teh People that publishes handmade, artisanal chapbooks, artist books and experimental zines.

Note: All titles are default offered for purchase at 60% of list price in small batches of 5 or more. If a different system works better for you, please email me and we can try to figure it out!

Current Titles

Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines

List Price – $25
Stocking Price – $15

A survival manifesto and celebration song both, Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines by Natalie Wee, special edition, is re-imagined as both poetry collection and art object. Featuring never-before-seen poems and re-interpreted older poems, this edition asks us to consider what it means to exist in bodies that are pathways to extremes of grief and joy. Illustrating the body as a site of resistance, lineage, and testimony, this collection invites you to explore both the tremendous suffering and radiant possibilities of living: “watch me swallow / the hardest thing / my body has made / & live.”

Risograph printed, perfect bound, 40 pages, 5.75″ x 7.5″.

Gradations 1 & 2 – Zines

List Price – $22-$28
Stocking Price – $13 – $17

Gradations I & II by Jasmine Gui and Mirae Lee is a pair of illustrated poetry zines. This zine set comes with three washi band types, a fine press hand-bound option, and a sticker sheet add-on!

Options:
Saddle Stitch: $22
Saddle Stitch + Stickers: $25
Handbound: $25
Handbound + Stickers: $28

Risograph printed, saddle stitch or handbound, 24 pages each. 5.” x 7″.

If A Carp Dreams Of The Milky Way

List Price – $15
Stocking Price – $9

If a Carp Dreams of the Milky Way by Jasmine Gui is a long meditative poem on grief, and the limitations of language to hold such grief. This chapbook comes in an accordion-folded structure meant to mimic the vertical fluidity of a scroll. Originally published through Penrose Press.

Digitally printed, accordion book, 4.5″ x 7″ (pullout at ~44″).