Ayin is an independent press that publishes art books, books of poetry, anthologies & works of non-fiction. We specialize in interdisciplinary work, speculative spirituality/theology, political imagination, work in translation, and work related to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. We operate a smaller imprint called Somewhere for children’s books, graphic fiction and artist books.
Ayin is a letter in Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Phoenician, Urdu and many other languages. Ayin is the word for eye. With eye and palm, we create the hamsa. With palm over eye, we access other modes of sight.