Compound Press was founded in 2012 after hours in the print room of an unnamed law firm with appropriated materials, the name first appearing on an eclectic array of hyperlimited 3-5 run chapbooks. Our books are now printed & bound in Auckland, New Zealand, & we maintain a particular though non-exclusive commitment to poetry of the Pacific Region while sea-levels still permit.

We also publish Minarets journal of poetry & poetics, as well as offering attentive printing services for artists & activists.

Enquiries: press [at] compoundpress [dot] org


  • Browsers (Hamilton)
  • Ride On Super Sound (Christchurch)
  • Strange Goods (Auckland)
  • The Open Book (Auckland)
  • Time Out Bookstore (Auckland)
  • Unity Books (Auckland, Wellington)
  • University Bookshop (Dunedin)

Things we like:

Action Books, Adjunct Press, Ahsahta Press
Birds of Lace, Black Ocean, Black Square Editions, Black Sun Lit, Black Warrior Review, Bloof Books
Canarium Books, Chicago Review
Deluge, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, DoubleCross Press
Greying Ghost Press
Horse Less Press, Hue & Cry
Index Press, Inky Palms
Noemi Press
Projective Industries
Radioactive Cloud
Salò Press, Seattle Review, Small Po[r]tions, Solar Luxuriance, Spork Press, Sweet Mammalian
Tarpaulin Sky, Tinfish Press, Titus Books
Ugly Duckling Presse
Verso Books
Zero Books