The Press & The Magazine

Litmus publishing is a new press exploring the interaction between poetry and science. Each magazine will explore a different theme and feature poetry, visual art and essays. Litmus publishing is also open to submissions from writers who have a full length collection or pamphlet on a scientific theme. In the first instance, please send a sample of 12-15 poems and a covering letter to

The Editors: Dorothy Lehane, Elinor Cleghorn, Sarah Crewe, Theodoros Chiotis

Founding Editors


Dorothy Lehane

Image of Dorothy is the author of three poetry publications: Umwelt (Leafe Press, 2016), Ephemeris (Nine Arches Press, 2014) and Places of Articulation (dancing girl press 2014). She is currently engaging in a study exploring questions surrounding the social, ethical and perceptual implications of communicating the aberrant body in poetic practice. She is the founding editor of Litmus, and is interested in the challenges and outcomes arising from interdisciplinary engagement, the processes occurring at this point of intersection; the interpretation, conceptualization and re-contextualization of information, how language from another discipline embedded in a poetic structure carries a specific frisson, garners new resonance, and becomes an ingredient of communication. She has read her work to audiences at Université Sorbonne, Paris, Science Museum, the Wellcome Trust, the Barbican, the Roundhouse, BBC Radio Kent and contributed on innovative improvised collaborations, notably with synthesizer Matthew Bourne, and musician Sam Bailey. Recent poetry and reviews appear in SALT anthology Best British Poetry 2015, Shearsman, Cordite Poetry Review, Tears in the Fence, and Long Poem Magazine. Dorothy is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent.

Elinor Cleghorn

is a writer, researcher and lecturer specialising in twentieth century visual culture, experimental film, and synaesthesia. She recently received her PhD from the London Consortium, Birkbeck College, with a thesis exploring the embodied use of materials, apparatuses and devices in the production of cinematic spectacle. In 2011, Elinor programmed a season of events and screenings at BFI Southbank commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren. She has given invited talks on Deren's filmmaking at Camden Arts Centre, Nottingham Contemporary and Tate Modern, and regularly lectures on visual art, performance and cultural studies at the University of Brighton and Central St Martins. Elinor is currently facilitating a research project exploring the scholarly and artistic implications of a rare neurological condition, mirror-touch synaesthesia, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford.

Guest Editor: The Haematological issue

Associate Editor: The Diagnostics issue

Sarah Crewe

is a L3/CH43 cross hybrid, with a bit of her heart saying Romford 4EVA. She is the co-author of the RWF/RAF pamphlet with Pascal O'Loughlin, and is one third of Stinky Bear Press. Her previous chapbooks include sea witch (Leafe Press) and flick invicta (Oystercatcher Press.) Her previous editorial experience includes Catechism:Poems For Pussy Riot with Sophie Mayer and Markie Burnhope, Glitter Is A Gender (Contraband, with Sophie Mayer) and she is also a poetry editor at aglimpseof ezine. Her work can be heard at Archive of the Now and largely deals with the theme of working class feminist psychogeography. She has a new chapbook, urchin, forthcoming in Autumn 2015 with Dancing Girl Press and her poems will also feature in the Manifesting the Female Epic anthology from Lark Books, due out late 2015 also.

Follow these links to find out more about Sarah:
stinky bear press
a glimpse of: issue-17
Authors | Archive of the Now

Theodoros Chiotis

is a poet and literary theorist. He writes poetry and code poetry in Greek and English. He is the editor and translator of the anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins, 2015). His work has appeared in print and online magazines and anthologies in Greece, the UK, the US, Australia, Sweden, Turkey and Croatia. He has presented his work in literary festivals in Greece, Germany, Belgium, Croatia and the UK. He has translated contemporary British and American poets into Greek and contemporary Greek poets and Aristophanes into English. He is a member of the editorial board of the Greek literary magazine [φρμκ] and his serial narrative Rhizosome appears at the online journal aglimpseof. He has studied Classics and Modern Greek at the Universities of London and Oxford. His forthcoming collection in Greek will be published in the second half of 2016. He lives in Athens and works as the Project Manager at the Cavafy Archive (Onassis Foundation).


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