Founded in 2001, Frog Hollow Press
strives to produce books that:
- enhance the relationship between the reader and the author's work;
- possess a subtle beauty in terms of the materials used and the style of typesetting and design;
- are as affordable as possible given that we publish limited editions that are not eligible for Canada Arts Council or provincial grants.
- While earlier books were letterpressed and hand-bound, the move to publishing longer books has been accompanied by a change in our method of production. Despite this change, FHP strives to maintain a fine press ethos by attention to detail regarding typesetting, cover and book design (all of which are carried out in-house, as is the printing of our cloth and paper book covers). We also maintain control over the finished product by purchasing and delivering all materials used in the book to the commercial printer/binder.
We publish Canadian poetry and short fiction in two series
and as occasional books.
featuring the work of deceased Canadian poets, as introduced by young Canadian writers.
Alden Nowlan & Illness, 2005.
John Glassco and the Other Montreal, 2011.
bridges the gap between the Masters and Chapbook Series
and focuses on the work of established writers.
Demilunes: Little Windows on Quebec,
trans. by David Solway, 2005.
Now That You Revive, poetry by A.F. Moritz, 2007.
Against, poetry by Sharon McCartney, 2007.
Exterminate My Heart, poetry by Shane Neilson, 2008.
Learning to Dance with a Peg Leg: Tunes for a Third Mate,
poetry by Wayne Clifford, 2009.
The Book of Widows, poetry by M.Travis Lane, 2010.
Seawrack, poetry by David Helwig, 2013.
Fatherhood: The Poetry of Wayne Clifford,
by Shane Neilson, 2011.
Proofs & Equational Love: The Poetry of Jim Johnstone,
by Jason Guriel and Shane Neilson, 2011
Dr. Acorn or: How I Joined the Canadian Liberation
Movement and Learned to Love the Stern Nurse Fusion Bomb,
by Shane Neilson, 2013.
Who we are:
Caryl Wyse Peters, Publisher & Designer
and Mandarin at the Beijing Language Institute.
was a technical analyst at several stock brokerage firms in Montreal and then returned to school earning degrees in East Asian Studies and Contemporary Chinese History at McGill University
She moved to Victoria in 1995 and began pursuing an interest in bookbinding, letterpress printing and printmaking. In 2000 she participated in an intensive letterpress course under the Elsteds at Barbarian Press, bought a Vandercook and founded Frog Hollow Press.
Shane Neilson, Editor, 2005—
He is the author of several poetry collections, among them Meniscus (Biblioasis 2009) and Complete Physical (The Porcupine's Quill, 2010) and two memoirs, Call Me Doctor (Pottersfield Press, 2006) and Gunmetal Blue (Palimpsest Press, 2011). He also edited Approaches to Poetry: The Pre-Poem Moment (Frog Hollow Press, 2009).
is a poet from New Brunswick who has a keen sense of Canadian poetry. His writing has been published widely in poetry and medical journals and his book reviews and critical essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail, CNQ, and other literary publications.
Trained as an MD at Dartmouth, Shane practices family medicine in Ontario. He has used his medical background as the basis for his essay in Alden Nowlan & Illness which was released by Frog Hollow Press in March 2005, prior to his taking over as Editor of the Press.
As Editor, Shane hopes to establish a taste that, through its discriminatory and rigourous sense, attracts this country's
best young poets to the Press.
Tom Henihan, Editor, 2002—2005
His books of poetry include Between the Streets (1992),
A Mortar of Seeds (1998), Almost Forgotten... (2002),
and A Further Exile (2002).
was born in Ireland and emigrated to Canada in 1981. He served as Poetry Editor for Frog Hollow Press from late 2002-early 2005.