Black Sparrow Books was the most notable local press, operating in Santa Rosa under the direction of John and Barbara Martin from 1996-2002, and responsible for promoting the poet Charles Bukowski, as well as Sonoma County authors David Bromige, Andrei Codrescu and Sherril Jaffe. But numerous others also claim a Sonoma County address, if only to publish the works of their founders. Each profile includes contact information for owners/founders (if available), and authors published.
Black Sparrow Press
Black Sparrow Press was a small independent publishing house focused on avant-garde literature, based in Santa Rosa, California. Produced by John and Barbara Martin, with the help of typographer and printer Graham Mackintosh, the Press was responsible for drawing attention to Charles Bukowski and his literary work. Black Sparrow was resurrected as Black Sparrow Books by David R. Godine.
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Located in Forestville, Sonoma County California, Floreant Press started publishing books in 1995. Barbara L. Baer and Maureen Jennings began with a regional collection of writings by women from Marin to Mendocino entitled Cartwheels on the Faultline. Barbara continued publishing books about everything from tea to travel, culminating in 2006 with Floreant's first international title, Pomegranate Roads by Dr. Gregory Levin.
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