Rosie’s Disobedient Press
Rosie’s Disobedient Press is an artist-led publishing project founded by artists and writers Adrien Howard and Lisette May Monroe in 2020. We established the press as a way to explore the intersection of art and writing as well as think about methods of presentation beyond the exhibition and physical form. Rosie’s is a publishing project supporting writing from marginalised perspectives with a focus on queer, working class and feminist writers and with accessibility to writing at its core. Rosie's considers publishing as an expanded form and works with artists and writers to produce audio works, online commissions, radio, interviews, workshops as well as books.
Since 2020 RDP have been working with local and international writers across a number of different projects. Sleeper, released in 2021, is the first collection of writing and features 9 new writing commissions and 2 re-printed texts all responding to the idea of mechanics, cars and journeys. The publication includes work by Francis McKee, Rebecca Tamás, Hussein Mitha, Juliet Jacques, Àkpà Árinzèchukwu, Adrien Howard, CAConrad, Renee Gladman, Lisette May Monroe, K Patrick and Hanif Abdurraqib. We approached this collection with the idea of a space or place, something more than just a page - and all of the potentials that these things could offer.