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Ecco Press was an independent small-trade publisher known for presenting distinguished new work in international poetry and fiction writing through its books and its journal Antaeus, and for reissuing neglected classics in a variety of fields, including travel and food writing. Daniel Halpern (b. 1945) started Antaeus in 1970 with the help of Paul Bowles. His search for financial backing for Antaeus led to the creation of Ecco Press in 1971 with co-founder and publisher Drue Heinz. Heinz retired in 1991, transferring ownership of Ecco Press to Halpern, its editor-in-chief. Ecco Press remained an independent firm, although affiliated with publishers Viking Press and W.W. Norton & Company for sales and distribution, until its acquisition by HarperCollins in 1999.

From the guide to the Ecco Press records, 1963-1996, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Ecco Press was an independent small-trade publisher known for presenting distinguished new work in international poetry and fiction writing through its books and its journal Antaeus, and for reissuing neglected classics in a variety of fields, including travel and food writing.

Daniel Halpern (b. 1945) started Antaeus in 1970 with the help of Paul Bowles. His search for financial backing for Antaeus led to the creation of Ecco Press in 1971 with co-founder and publisher Drue Heinz. Heinz retired in 1991, transferring ownership of Ecco Press to Halpern, its editor-in-chief. Ecco Press remained an independent firm, although affiliated with publishers Viking Press and W.W. Norton & Company for sales and distribution, until its acquisition by HarperCollins in 1999.

From the description of Ecco Press records, 1963-1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468098

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Forché, Carolyn. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1979-1993. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1979-1993. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ecco Press. Ecco Press records, 1963-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dugan, Alan. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1982-1990. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Digges, Deborah. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1982-1995. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ecco Press records, 1963-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Ashbery, John. person
associatedWith Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. person
associatedWith Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005. person
associatedWith Digges, Deborah. person
associatedWith Dugan, Alan. person
associatedWith Forché, Carolyn. person
associatedWith Glück, Louise, 1943- person
associatedWith Halpern, Daniel, 1945- person
associatedWith Hass, Robert person
associatedWith Hass, Robert. person
associatedWith Heinz, Drue person
associatedWith Heinz, Drue. person
associatedWith Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. person
associatedWith Levine, Philip, 1928- person
associatedWith McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- person
associatedWith McPherson, Sandra person
associatedWith McPherson, Sandra. person
associatedWith Milosz, Czeslaw. person
associatedWith Miłosz, Czesław person
associatedWith National Poetry Series. corporateBody
associatedWith Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- person
associatedWith Pinsky, Robert person
associatedWith Pinsky, Robert. person
associatedWith Plumly, Stanley person
associatedWith Plumly, Stanley. person
associatedWith Skvorecký, Josef. person
associatedWith Škvorecký, Josef person
associatedWith Strand, Mark, 1934- person
associatedWith Tate, James, 1943- person
associatedWith Viking Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Wolff, Tobias, 1945- person
associatedWith W.W. Norton & Company. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Travel writing
Small presses
Literature publishing--United States
Poetry--Publishing--United States
Poetry--Publishing
Poetry--Translations into English
Small presses--United States
Food writing
Poets, American--20th century
Literature, Modern--Translations into English
Publishers and publishing--United States
Literature publishing
Authors and publishers
Literature, Modern--20th century--Periodicals
Publishers and Publishing
Authors, American--20th century
Occupation
Editors--United States
Women publishers--United States
Function
Women publishers--United States
Editors--United States

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Active 1995

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