BAD KNEE PRESS is an independent book publisher, committed to releasing books that bring the pleasure and joy of the printed page and those beautiful objects we call books.


Bad Knee Press was launched by Monty Lawton, designer, artist and writer, to bring books to the public that show original vision, insight and ideas that might be otherwise lost in the new media world.


Currently Bad Knee Press publishings encompass poetry and illustrated poetry. Our mission is to publish books of poetry, literary fiction, art, and creative non-fiction, to promote a diverse range of voices, experiences and vision.


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A book

A simple thing,

instantly old,


when ever opened,


when eventually closed.

Silently waiting to speak again.

         – Monty Lawton


Los Angeles

BAD KNEE PRESS   Los Angele, California

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