Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is an independent publishing house founded by Joe Pan in the spring of 2007. Since then, it has published a wide variety of literary work, art monographs, nonfiction books, & has even launched a rock album. In 2016 it was honored with a National Book Award win, becoming one of the smallest presses to ever garner a large national prize. BAP is dedicated to promoting new & emerging voices, with poetry being its bread & butter.
“We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers & artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside & outside the realm & understanding of other camps & aesthetics. We believe experimentation & innovation, arriving by way of given forms or new ones, make our culture greater through diversity of perspective, opinion, expression, & spirit.”