illustrated books for people who love languages
Stenen Press promotes the cross pollination of literary genres and illustrated books, and the translation of world literature into English. Our books largely focus on illustrated poetry although they occasionally draw on elements of new fiction, literary non-fiction, essays, memoir, rediscovered classics, and anthology. A Stenen Press book is characterized by exquisite production that maximizes the potential of both its print and digital form.
We believe the need to reconsider global barriers has never been greater. By leveraging acts of translation and the visual arts to tell stories, Stenen Press provides new avenues of cultural engagement for its readers. Our bilingual editions—which privilege both their original language and English translations—capitalize on the idea of the border region as a space of extraordinary creative capacity and provide opportunities to reinvent geo-political and temporal spaces.