The Press

Partial Press was founded in 2015 on the simple belief that publishing is about making work public. We are therefore committed to the inexhaustible task of exploring how and when a work becomes public, and who or what constitutes a public. We focus on experimental modes of production and dissemination. We publish artists’ books, poetry, fiction, essays, and especially those ideas which don’t fall easily into such categories. Partial Press was conceived in Chicago, and now resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

The People

Carley Gomez, co-Founder
Editor, Printer’s Devil

Carley Gomez is a writer and artist. She holds a PhD candidate in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, where she was a Gus T. Ridgel Fellow. Her writing has appeared in publications including Mid-American Review, Passages North, and Mud Season Review. Carley’s artists’ books can be found at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, and other collections.

Levi Sherman, co-Founder
Designer and Printer, Editor’s Apprentice

Levi Sherman is an artist, designer and writer. He is currently a PhD student in Art History at UW—Madison. He received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago, where he sharpened the printing and bookbinding skills to create conventional publications and the interdisciplinary approach behind Partial Press’s more experimental efforts. His writing has been published in Full Bleed, the Journal of Artists’ Books and Afterimage. His artists’ books are held in collections including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection and the Kohler Art Library.

Find our books in the real world:

57th Street Books, Chicago, IL

RoscoeBooks, Chicago, IL

Printed Matter, New York, NY

Tiny Town Surplus, Tucson, AZ

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