Mission Statement

Based in Ottawa, Canada, Textualis Press publishes limited-edition, hand-bound poetry books on high-quality paper. Our titles offer striking subject material published in well-designed, attractive chapbooks.

The mandate of Textualis is not only to foreground the work of emerging, local artists, but also to provide a venue for more established artists to participate in publishing in a craft form, or to publish at the community level.

The poems that appear in Textualis titles are lucid, thoughtfully wedded to form, emotive, stylistically adept, and arresting. We are the rear-guard of the avant-garde.



D.S. Stymeist’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Dalhousie Review, Steel Chisel, and The Fiddlehead. His work was featured as the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s Poem of the Month (February 2015) and was short-listed for Vallum’s 2015 poetry prize. He teaches poetics, Renaissance drama, and aboriginal literature at Carleton University. He grew up as a resident of O-Pipon-Na-Pi12241485_122389148156618_5457285884157291444_nwin Cree Nation and is the current vice-president of VERSe Ottawa. Frontenac House Press released his debut trade collection, The Bone Weir in the fall of 2016.