The name of the press is a little tongue in cheek. I’m well aware that small (micro? nano?) presses don’t always have a lot of staying power, and short books of experimental (innovative?) poetry and prose don’t necessarily have a lot of persistence. My initial idea of Persistent Editions was somewhat absurd and performative: “printing” in or on tangible, persistent media, such as stone, concrete, wood, etc. So in that case there would be some kind of literal persistence—meant to be a bulwark or maybe just a helpless contretemps against the inevitable flow of time, and the futility of trying to keep track of anything in the accelerating communication/media landscape. Persistent Editions was meant to be the opposite of Twitter—the text that you can’t move, that does not slide easily down a screen. While I love Twitter, and use it, I think there is a need for the opposite as well.