Enitharmon Press was founded in 1967 and specialises in the publication of artists’ books, poetry, limited editions and original prints. A publisher recognised for high standards of production and editorial care, Enitharmon also has a gallery retail space in Bloomsbury which is open to the public from 10am–6pm Monday–Friday. We sell Enitharmon publications, including some rare books and special editions that cannot be found anywhere else.
Enitharmon is a character created by the poet and artist William Blake, which is why our company logo derives from a Blake woodcut. She is a muse of poetry and painting, representing spiritual beauty and inspiration.
‘William Blake dreamed up the original Enitharmon as one of his inspiriting, good, female daemons, and his own spirit as a poet-artist, printer-publisher still lives in the press which bears the name of his creation. Enitharmon is a rare and wonderful phenomenon, a press where books are shaped into artefacts of lovely handiwork as well as communicators of words and worlds. The writers and the artists published here over the last fifty years represent a truly historic gathering of individuals with an original vision and an original voice, but the energy is not retrospective: it is growing and new ideas enrich the list year by year. Like an ecologist who manages to restock the meadows with a nearly vanished species of wild flower or brings a rare pair of birds back to found a colony, this publisher has dedicatedly and brilliantly made a success of that sharply endangered species, the independent press.’