The EPC recognizes that distribution has been a central problem for poetry (and poetry communities), the bulk of which has been and continues to be printed by the small press, throughout this century. Our aim is to provide access to generous range of writing which mainstream bookstores, publishers and, increasingly, libraries are unable or unwilling to make available.
Among the resources specific to the EPC are the Author Pages (a comprehensive index of writers' online publications), the Poetics list, LINEbreak (nationally syndicated radio show), the small press directory (including lists of publications and ordering information), online poets directory, EPCLive (online events), and Biblioteca (hypermedia publishing project).
The EPC is a non-profit, non-commerical organization committed to providing free access to many copyrighted materials of artistic interest, with the provision that no commercial use be made of them. EPC is administered through the uncompensated labor and skills of its staff and others.