Latest Release

There is No Ithaca

by Jonas Mekas Two classic poem cycles in Lithuanian and English
Translation by Vyt Bakaitis
 With a Foreword by Czeslaw Milosz


"His sensitivity to unrepeatable light, color, scents of his native region, in the north of Lithuania, as shown in Idylls is that of a visionary who lifts the most earthly details of reality to a higher level of intensity..."
Czeslaw Milosz
-from the Foreword

About Us

Black Thistle Press

Independent Publisher

Black Thistle Press is a small independent press specializing in non-fiction and poetry. We publish peoples’ stories, visions and dreams. To date we have published six books. Each book is a classic, each has its peculiar challenges and each tells the story of someone who might not have gotten the ear of the mainstream, but nevertheless needed to be heard. Decisions are made in agreement with the authors. We try to maintain an environment of integrity, trust and truth. Each book evolves like a tree growing in a field—slowly, steadily, organically filling the space. All of the books are published on recycled paper, using soy-based inks.

Each book evolves like a tree growing in a field — slowly, steadily, organically filling the space.

- Hollis Melton, owner, Black Thistle Press

Notes on...

We have the Right To Exist

A Translation of Aboriginal Thought

The first book ever published from an Anishinabeotjibway Perspective

by Wub-e-ke-niew

“All people are inherently responsible for their actions. Everyone is put here for a purpose. When people take the responsibility that is theirs, and eliminate the many facets of violence which are entrenched in their culture, then we can all address the health of human society and Grandmother Earth in an effective holistic way, and restore harmony and balance” —Wub-e-ke-niew