WELCOME TO KATABASIS
Katabasis has published pamphlets since 1967 and books since 1989, both poetry and prose. We publish English poetry and bilingual editions of Latin American poetry. The latter may have introductions, notes and pictures to set the poems in context. Besides publishing two of the best known Chilean poets now living in London, we are enthusiastic publishers of the poetry of Nicaragua, a country famous for its poets. From Mexico Katabasis publishes the best-selling Zapatista Stories by Subcomandante Marcos
As well as looking abroad, Katabasis is strongly attached to its home in London and to its native English language, landscape and radical tradition. We publish a distinctive list of English poetry and prose. We are local and internationalist, wanting down-to-Earth poetry, that is both rooted in a particular place and history, and speaks beyond them.
Katabasis' Common Words anthologies, Work and Home, contain a rich mixture of poems, essays and personal accounts, with clear speaking voices, from all sorts of people, workers in all kinds of jobs and workless, with all sorts of homes or homeless.
three prose works by Dinah Livingstone: The Poetry
of Earth (2000) is an essay on poetry, language, theology, ecology
and politics; Poetic Tales (2010)
offers a way into poetry even for
the prosaic or merely puzzled, and a way into theology for atheists and
all; The Making of Humanity: Poetic Vision and
Kindness (2017) explores poetry and theology as sister arts and
moves towards a kindly humanism.