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is a Canadian small press based in Montreal. We publish chapbooks of poetry, and story books of short fiction.

Latest update:

May 19/07: Jason Heroux's new chapbook, 'Renovations in the House of Mirrors' (ISBN 978-0-9783632-0-8) is now available! Click HERE for information. Excerpt and cover scans coming soon!

May 10/07: Mercutio Press is proud to announce a chapbook launch on May 20th (at 2:00 PM) for Jason Heroux's 'Renovations in the House of Mirrors'! In tandem with Moonchild Productions, this launch will be taking place at Rhamphorhyncus in Montreal - 2279 Ste. Catherine Est - and will feature a reading with Mercutio authors Jason Heroux, Patrick de Moss, Catherine Paquette, Denis Robillard, and Ben Kalman! Check out the fab poster HERE!

February 27/07: Mercutio Press is thrilled to announce our first chapbook of 2007: 'The Burden of a Song' by Catherine Paquette!! (ISBN 978-0-9737017-9-1) Click HERE for information. Click HERE for excerpt and cover scans!!

February 27/07: Read a fantastic article/interview on the chapbook/small press situation by Sandra Bunting on The Western Writers Centre website (interviewees include Mercutio Press publisher/editor Ben Kalman!)


Due to the immense generosity of two private donors, Mercutio Press is now able to publish for 2007! I am extremely grateful for the overwhelming response we have received to our troubles, and for the support and eleventh hour rescue. Thanks for keeping Mercutio alive and healthy!

Keep an eye out for announcements on new chapbooks very soon!

-Ben Kalman
Publisher and Editor, Mercutio Press

September 11/05: Take a look at a fine review of Denis Robillard's 'Inside Norwood Hotel' in a New Hope International online review - "These poems ought to be perused carefully. They may seem light and insubstantial at first, but at second reading reveal layers of meaning...' Click HERE for the full review by Patricia Prime.

August 1/05: Kind words for Jeanette Lynes' Sporting in New Scotland courtesy of rob mclennan's blog.

July 5/04: A strong review for rob mclennan's 'search & rescue' in the latest issue of sidereality: "I'm quite taken with almost all of the poems in the collection...mclennan manages, like few poets do, to be simultaneously elliptical and meaningful. He takes the aesthetic of the deep image and makes it breathe again." Click HERE for Steven Stewart's full review. Click HERE for purchasing information.

February 2/04: High praise for J. J. Steinfeld's 'Curiosity to Satisfy and Fear to Placate' in The Danforth Review! 'Curiosity to Satisfy and Fear to Placate packs a big punch for such a small collection. It is not the usual chapbook fare. It is literature daring to ask big questions ... and admitting that the answers will still be a long time coming.' For the full Michael Bryson review, click HERE. Click HERE for information on purchasing it.

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