Thistlemilk press is a nonprofit independent micro press based in Brooklyn, NY. All our chapbooks are handmade.


We collaborate closely with emerging poets and artists to ensure the finished product is a meaningful extension of their work.


Our voice can be summed up as: intuitively tongue-in-cheek. We advocate the strange, the marginal, the bold.




Behind the Scenes


Shasha Pang Léonard is a queer, biracial, interdisciplinary artist from France. She founded Thistlemilk Press in her senior year at Pratt Institute during the winter of 2014. She handles submissions, design, and production. She tweets here.


Shelby Cook is a poet from New Jersey based in NY. She is full time moral support and an occasional editor. She tweets here.