Calypso’s mission is to publish books that will endure in both content and form.
We are committed to unearthing literary gems from previous generations, translating foreign writers into English with integrity, and providing a space for talented, new voices.
Calypso Editions is a cooperative, artist-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective.
Calypso Editions takes its name from the sea nymph in one of literature’s most timeless texts, Homer’s The Odyssey. Calypso, who kept Odysseus captive on his long journey home, embodied youth and immortality.
Calypso is an analogy for the wisdom we find in the company the immortal. At Calypso Editions, we believe that literature is the embodiment of immortality. The enduring nature of great literature is relevant to every generation across every geographical border.
We believe that literature is essential to building an international community of readers and writers and that, in a world of digital saturation, books can serve as physical artifacts of beauty and wonder.
We seek out excellence in literature, across the globe and across the centuries, and present lost and undiscovered works to the modern English-speaking world.