Who We Are

Saskatoon-based chapbook publisher JackPine Press facilitates the creation of hand-produced chapbook projects in limited editions of 75 copies. Our mandate is to publish literary and artistic book works that demonstrate a unified collaboration of text and design.

The JackPine Press Editorial Collective provides some editorial, artistic and technical direction, but the primary role of the Press is to provide financial and promotional support for the creation of innovative book objects. JackPine artists and writers are the creative directors of their work, overseeing the creative direction and production from concept to completion.

JackPine Press provides writers and artists a venue to engage in visual and textual dialogues. Its mission is to publish chapbooks whose form and content are both artistically integrated and unique. The result of these collaborations between writers and artists are handmade books that are as interesting as art objects as they are as engaging works of literature.

JackPine Press was founded in 2002 By Tim Lilburn, Sheri Benning, Jennifer Still, Heather Benning, Rosalie Benning and Helen Marzolf. JackPine has published 46 limited edition, hand-bound chapbooks written and designed by Saskatchewan and Canadian artists.