Cactus Press

Cactus Press is a small chapbook press operated by Devon Gallant and Jim Johnstone, out of Montreal and Toronto respectively. We primarily publish poetry, and are committed to pressing beginning and established writers alike. Our goal is to produce hand-crafted, limited edition book objects that will bridge the gap between trade collections.

To order any of our chapbooks, please contact Jim Johnstone at



The Sleeper in the Valley and Other Translations
Marc di Saverio
20 pgs, $5.00

Everything Water
Adrienne Gruber
20 pgs, $5.00

Love Songs in a Czech Winter
Shane Neilson
ISBN: 978-1-926779-09-6
24 pgs, $5.00

Stewart Cole
ISBN: 978-1-926779-07-2
20 pgs, $5.00

Better Locks and Daylight
Greg Bell
ISBN: 978-1-926779-08-9
20 pgs, $5.00

Sanatorium Songs
Marc di Saverio
ISBN: 978-1-926779-05-8
20 pgs, $5.00

Wolf Hunter
Darren Bifford
ISBN: 978-1-926779-04-1
20 pgs, $5.00

I don’t think I need to tell you
Sarah Teitel
ISBN: 978-1-926779-03-4
20 pgs, $5.00

Input / Output
Andrew McEwan
ISBN: 978-1-926779-02-7
16 pgs, $5.00

Break In
Blair Trewartha
ISBN: 978-1-926779-01-0
20 pgs, $5.00

Matt Rader
ISBN: 978-1-926779-00-3
20 pgs, $5.00

It looked like rain
Mark Laliberte
ISBN: 978-0-9780417-4-8
20 pgs, $5.00

Free Translation
Edward Nixon
ISBN: 978-0-9780417-3-1
20 pgs, $5.00

Invention of the Curveball
Josh Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-9780417-2-4
16 pgs, $4.00

13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chapbook launch « ORMOND  |  April 14, 2009 at 12:52 am

    […] in Publications I’m very happy to announce that I will be participating in a party of Cactus Press book […]

  • 2. Matt Rader’s Customs « Jim Johnstone  |  November 18, 2009 at 5:56 pm

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  • 3. Break In! on Thursday, February 4, 2010! «  |  January 26, 2010 at 8:10 am

    […] Vagabond Reads host and curator BLAIR TREWARTHA is launching his chapbook “Break In” (Cactus Press) on Thursday, February 4th at the Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Ave) at 7:30pm. We urge you from […]

  • 4. Denis Robillard  |  May 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    This Press looks very promising. I’m looking forward to exploring some of this recent poetry.

  • 5. Denis Robillard  |  May 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    This press looks promising. Im loking forward to seeing and reading more cactus press poets in the future.

  • 6. Denis Robillard  |  January 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the Broadsides. I got them in the mail recently! fantastic!

  • 7. Denis Robillard  |  January 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the broadsides. Got them in the mail!

  • 8. Gary Pierluigi  |  March 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    To The Ediors of Cactus Press,

    I have several(6) poetry chapbooks that are available for publication, and hopefully at Cactus Press. I would appreciate receiving some contact information as to how to go about submitting to your press for possible publication.
    Gary Pierluigi

  • 9. Denis Robillard  |  September 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    All of the broadsides you sent to Windsor all sold out. Any chance of getting someop more printed? I would love to set up shop so others can have access to my poems again.

  • 10. Eulogy for the Quick « Patternicity  |  November 24, 2011 at 3:29 am

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  • […] New to Northern Poetry Review, Shane Neilson reviews Sanatorium Songs, the chapbook of poems by Marc Di Saverio from Cactus Press. […]

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