Codhill Press was founded in 1998 by David Appelbaum, then editor of Parabola Magazine. Its voice was conceived as lying at the intersection of spiritual, literary, and poetic thought. Its function was to provide texts for readers on a search for meaning and transcendent value.
Initially, the Press drew on a wide circle of interests, from traditional texts of Buddhism to teaching stories of various ways of wisdom to the iconic art of Frederick Franck. The circle then widened to include esoteric studies in philosophy and in dance. Throughout, the Press had a second focus in publishing contemporary poetry.
At present, Codhill continues to offer books that aid the “serious seeker.” At the same time, it has expanded its poetry list that now includes a chapbook series. Codhill publishes from four to six books a year. All books have high production values and are of durable quality.