Joseph Jones

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Electromagnetic Print Emits a Pulse – New Vancouver book publisher focuses on Indigenous and radical texts

Electromagnetic Print (EMP) is an ambitious new publishing venture based in Coast Salish Territories. The resonance of the short form of the name (EMP – electromagnetic pulse) is deliberate – reflecting an intention to produce works that will “make you stop.” Stop for something profound, something revolutionary, something beautiful.

The person behind the undertaking is Kerry Coast. Authorship of The Colonial Present: the Rule of Ignorance and the Role of Law in British Columbia (2013) and editorship of The St’at’imc Runner (a Lillooet Tribal Council newspaper 2006-2011) are some of the prior experience that Coast brings to this project. The announced scope of the press includes art, literature, politics, history, and children’s. One further aim is to work with language teachers and Elders to produce Indigenous language publications and curriculum materials. The press “aims to fix for time glimpses of the way” that we exist. Apparent in connection with this statement is a guiding desire to present the work of persons who “don’t fit bulk commercial trends.” (…)