Demons (DMNS) is a small press project that publishes one curated collection of writing and pictures annually. Each publication is loosely organized around a specific theme. Books are risograph printed and perfect bound in limited editions. The focus of the press is to publish work by visual artists, musicians and performers who have a literary practice and work by writers with a connection to the worlds of visual art/music/performance. Its goal is to to chronicle art-based subcultures, and present narratives--tall tales, memoirs, imagined worlds, fabulous lies, visions, and legends--of a subset of people who live in a way that is often far outside of the mainstream.
While the scope of the DMNS press project is not expressly to present Rhode Island writers and artists, there is a specific local sensibility. DMNS has an interest in making books that patchwork together a sense of the psychic cloud of experience and consciousness that hovers over this region and documenting this in a way that is unique to writing and drawing. It is also intended to be a community building project as there are intrinsically connective fibers in the muscle memories of shared texts. With this in mind the majority of the writers/artists included are Rhode Islanders past/present/future or have some connection to the region.