Enitharmon was founded in 1967 and specialises in the publication of poetry, artists' books and limited edition books and prints.
It is recognised for its high standards of production and editorial care. Writers and artists associated with Enitharmon are: Norman Ackroyd, Simon Armitage, Samuel Beckett, Tony Bevan, Peter Blake, Jim Dine, Maureen Duffy, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, Ted Hughes, Gilbert & George, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Hughie O’Donoghue, Harold Pinter, Kathleen Raine, and Paula Rego.
Enitharmon is a creation of William Blake. She is a muse of poetry and painting, representing spiritual beauty and inspiration. The logo (below) derives from a Blake woodcut.
'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.'
Our Gallery and Bookshop is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.
10 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 2JL