Welcome to the web site for Avec Books. Our focus is innovative contemporary writing. The work we publish has its roots in a variety of sources, including Dada, Surrealism, the work of Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Lorine Niedecker, Laura Riding, Robert Duncan and the Situationists.
Praise for Avec Books from contemporary writers:
"I've been following Avec Books since the beginning. A fiercely independent and exciting publisher."
"Avec Books is crucial to any imagination of an active literature. Its perceptive response to the possibilities of contemporary poetry have provided us with collections from the most defining poets of the time, fledgling and elder alike. "Look at what passes for the new," wrote William Carlos Williams. "You will not find it there but in despised poems..." Avec Books is a bastion, a place of such last resort. There's simply no alternative for all that it's done and keeps doing."
"AVEC is French for WITH, and American for WITH IT. Avec's been with it and it's been a big, bounteous it overflowing with poesy. Sans avec pas de lit."
"Avec's writers are exactly what the world needs now--independent minds that nictitate at the hurtling masses. Avec Books--get with it!"
Avec Books are available through Small Press Distribution.