EQUUS PRESS was established in 2011 between Paris, London & Prague with the objective of publishing new writing that is innovative & conscious of being doubly marginalised: outside the literary establishment defined by the Anglo-American publishing industry, & outside the confines of nationalism, pursuing a broadly cosmopolitan “agenda.” // EQUUS believes that such a doubly marginalised position allows for a writing both idiosyncratic & authoritative in its distance from which it can take a stand, make a change, & matter; an ability increasingly rare in titles conforming to the dictates of the book market & tastes of mass readership. // EQUUS considers its mission to offer the possibility of publication to writers & writing that matters, focusing mainly, though not exclusively, on Anglophone writing written outside of its native emplacement.
"Poetism is the crown of life; Constructivism is its basis" // Karel Teige
“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.
If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head,
what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a
disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more
than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a
suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz
Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904