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Black Square Editions was started by John Yau in 1999 with the intention of publishing translations of little known books by well-known poets and fiction writers, as well as the work of emerging and established authors.

Our authors include Matvei Yankelevich, Rosalyn Drexler, Brian Evenson, Andrew Joron, Eugene Lim, Gary Lutz, Michael Leong, Albert Mobilio and Barry Schwabsky. 


We have published translations of Pierre Reverdy’s first book of prose poems and a little-known novella, as well as books by Marcel Cohen, Jacques Dupin, Serge Fauchereau, Jean Fremon, Ludwig Hohl and Pascalle Monnier.


Our translators include John Ashbery, Brian Evenson, Jennifer Hayashida, Ron Padgett, Donna Stonecipher and Michael Tweed. 

We have published novels, novellas, short stories, prose poems, poetry and essays. We have yet to decide whether we are eclectic but not necessarily open-minded, or open-minded but not necessarily eclectic.


Black Square Editions is an imprint of Off the Park Press, Inc., a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization based in New York, NY.


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