About

Swamp Lantern Books is an independent publisher based in Vancouver BC.

'Swamp Lantern' is the colloquial name for skunk cabbage, a native plant of the Pacific Northwest, that thrives in the tangled shadows of swamps and bogs. Though we are based in Vancouver, our work is inspired and informed by a contingent of like-minded artists, poets, and writers, from around the world. We publish books that carry a deep reverence for nature, inspire positive action, and celebrate life and the human spirit. We value works in translation and are committed to fostering artistic community across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Like our name suggests, Swamp Lantern Books strives to illuminate dark corners and venture into the unexplored fringes by way of books, pamphlets, and performances.

Please feel free to contact us at info@swamplanternbooks.com.