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, and has even launched a rock album. In 2016 it was honored with a National Book Award win, becoming one of the smallest presses to garner the prize. BAP is dedicated to promoting new and emerging voices, with poetry being its bread and butter.
“We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers and artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside and outside the realm and understanding of other camps and aesthetics. We believe experimentation and innovation, arriving by way of given forms or new ones, make our culture greater through diversity of perspective, opinion, expression, and spirit.”