Lazara Press is a progressive publishing house located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

It was founded in 1982 by Penny Goldsmith, its current owner. We publish poetry, literature, broadsides, and chapbooks. We also publish non-fiction work which address current issues of interest and concern.

The press is also committed to publishing, keeping in print and distributing works that might not otherwise be available. To that end, we also carry titles from some authors whose books, for various reasons, are no longer available from their original publishers.


Lazara Press

We are very sad to say that Lazara Press author, and my friend, Helen Potrebenko died on August 10, 2022. She will be much missed.

To see more of Helen’s work, spend some time on her blog.