Kind Words

Here are the places Inspiritus Press, its books and writers have been discussed:



Introducing APPARATUS: Inspiritus Press” by Stanley Fefferman, Canadian poet and Professor Emeritus at York University. Opus One Review. March 6, 2017.







Marc Di Saverio, acclaimed Canadian poet, author of Sanatorium Songs (Palimpsest), and Crito Di Volta (Biblioasis)

“There is a group of poets in their early twenties who go to York, who run Inspiritus Press … who are going to do, and are already doing, important things for Canadian Literature, and probably beyond that. Watch out for them. They are going to conquer. #inspiritismo


Michael Legris, York U Bookstore

“Inspiritus Press is a new and refreshing effort on the part of students and faculty of York University. They have brought together the authors of new poetry and then bridged the gap by being the editors, publishers and marketing team rolled into one. It is an inspiring effort and achievement.”

“York University has a long history of literary faculty. Inspiritus multiples this by bringing student voices to the forefront. This is not only on campus but in the city and abroad – as some of the authors hale from outside Canada.”


Evan J Hoskins, host of Slackline Creative Arts Series, and Brick a Literary Journal assistant

“Inspiritus Press has somehow dropped into the Toronto publishing scene and become recognized within all the literary circles for their enthusiasm and professional book design. It usually takes presses many years and much outreach to achieve what Inspiritus has in such a short time. It is very exciting and impressive.”

“The people who run the festival and the press are not shy to proclaim that they are young, new, and partially students. Because of this they make a bold statement in the Toronto literary scene by saying ‘Hey, you don’t have to be in one of the three jobs available in publishing (sarcasm … kind of) to be able to create high calibre books and hold hugely successful conferences.’ Conversely, this also shows that high calibre creations don’t have be run by boring old dudes, but they can be done by real people with young intelligent minds who would rather skip around all the bullshit that can be the Toronto publishing scene and publish edgy new voices.”


Justin Lauzon, marketing coordinator for Word on the Street and founder of Lexical Canada

“Inspiritus Press is a firm that fights tooth-and-nail to promote their authors. Even with only a few titles under their belt, the organizers are out several times a week reading, speaking, and shaking hands – an infectious guerilla style marketing. If you’re looking for a publisher, you should seriously consider Inspiritus as a way to make your name known.”


David Hull, publisher of Dumagrad Books

“I was stunned by the size and the energy of the crowd… Lesson learned: this is a real and serious movement!”

“Inspiritus has a seemingly perpetual source of energy for the production and dissemination of their titles, but also an intriguing and fascinating philosophical stance in the actual work. Sometimes you’ll find a small press that has the same sort of practical commitment, but rarely is it actually in service of such a complete vision.”

“As someone a generation older than the people involved in Inspiritus and Crossroads, I know I’m not alone in my elder cohorts in finding huge inspiration and something like relief in their efforts. I’ve talked to a few folks my age in the Toronto literary world, and we all say the same thing: this is what the future of publishing looks like. Oh, and so there is a future!”


Bruce W. Powe, York University English Professor

“Courageous, committed, engaged, generous, inventive, ingenious, lucky, mischievous.”

“They’re here, writing, dreaming, imagining, thinking, speaking out, reaching out. They’re giving us words, books, energy, creative fire–and we’re becoming their readers, receivers of the inspirations.”


Patricia Keeney, York University English Professor

“I was consistently impressed by the continuing energy and enthusiasm…Crossroads and Inspiritus Press are all about inclusiveness and the inventiveness with which traditional ways of creating and communicating literature can merge with contemporary, often electronic ways. This conversation is exciting and valuable and can expand in ways we don’t yet know, not only for writers at York but for the literary community at large.”