Coracle Press this Month!

We have two big events this month!

Noni Howard’s The Birth of Venus has just gone online, about a month after Noni’s death at her home in Half Moon Bay, California. It’s possible we’ll do a second title by Noni, culled from the poems she sent to us over the last year.

Next is our joint Ekstasis Editions/Coracle Press book launch, this Saturday, December 1st, at La Petite Marche in Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood. Coracle Press will launch our new chapbook series: Soldiers at Lachine by Lynn Hart; Follow Me: The Coyote Poems by Carolyn Zonailo; and The Coat Poems by Stephen Morrissey. This is Series One of our chapbook series, Series Two will be launched sometime in the winter/spring of 2013.

We are also joining with Ekstasis Editions, based in Victoria, BC in this book launch. Fight Fire With Spirit: Selected & New Poems (Ekstasis Editions, 2012) is a major publication by Carolyn Zonailo. Most of the poems in the book were published during the twenty years Carolyn lived in Montreal or divided her time living in Montreal and Vancouver.


Ekstasis Editions and Coracle Press: Joint Book Launch

Ekstasis Editions and Coracle Press

invite you to a book launch

Fight Fire With Spirit:

Selected & New Poems

Carolyn Zonailo

Poetry Chapbooks

Soldiers at Lachine

Lynn Hart

The Coat Poems

Stephen Morrissey

Follow Me: The Coyote Poems

Carolyn Zonailo

When: Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Where: La Petite Marche, 5035 St. Denis, 514-842-1994. Near corner of St. Denis and Laurier; Laurier Mêtro less than five minutes walk.

Time: Launch begins at 7:30 p.m.

Restaurant and bar service available 6 p.m., or earlier

Menu: Soups, salads, snacks, and a reasonably priced, tasty dinner available. Full bar services.

Info: Coracle Press, 514-668-8622;


Our Disclaimer

Coracle Press is located in Montreal and Vancouver, Canada. We are not associated with Coracle Press located in the United Kingdom, or any other press with a similar name located in Canada.

Copyright remains with the individual authors who assert their intellectual property rights. Coracle Press assumes the integrity of the author over his or her creative expression and assumes no other responsibility.

Coracle Press is a not-for-profit website; no monetary profit is made, or has ever been made, by Coracle Press in publishing these online chapbooks. We believe in the importance of publishing the online chapbooks we have published in the past and will publish in the future.

Our Mandate

Coracles were used in ancient times as light seaworthy crafts for transportation or fishing. Coracles have no keel and are able to ride the ocean waves or skim up shallow rivers. Either round or oval in shape, the versatile coracle could be used on ocean, lake or river. They also can be found in many sizes, from a one-person craft to a larger, light boat. They are adaptable and versatile, their incredible manoeuvrability contributing to their lasting use.

Coracles in ancient times were often small, round skiffs that could be carried on the individual’s back when on dry land. On land they offered shelter for the person carrying the coracle, similar to the protection afforded a turtle by its shell. Coracles were used for fishing, general travel, and exploration. They are an example of one of the oldest types of boat in the world, often used by monks to travel from island to island in a spirit of peace and discovery.

Our vision for Coracle Press is reflected in the history of this unique vessel.

We are individuals whose objective is to publish books that are vehicles for understanding, in a world that is often neglectful of the soul and spirit. We publish books that can transport you through the depths of the imagination and of the unconscious.

Coracle Press believes in the value of poetry, storytelling, memoir, archetypal psychology, mythology, astrology and dreams. Books are vessels to carry the reader into the realm of the psyche and the imagination.

Coracle Press has moved!


A new look and new online chapbooks; Coracle Press has moved to Word Press!

Right now the site is under construction as we move the chapbooks we’ve already published to the new site. This will take a little time but we’ll have the new site up and running as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you can still visit Coracle Press as we build a better, newer site for our readers.

Best wishes,

Stephen Morrissey