Bad Press is a publisher of poetry, writings and essays, based in Toronto. It was founded in Cambridge in 2003 by Marianne Morris. For some years of Bad Press's history, Morris was joined on the editorial board by Jo L. Walton and Jonathan Stevenson. Walton went on to found Sad Press.
Bad Press writers use new performance practices, digital technology and networking with a playfulness in adopting conservative, pre-British Poetry Revival registers to expand the writer's modernist toolkit.
It should be distinguished from another Bad Press, which also published poetry, whose address was P.O. Box 76, Manchester M21 8HJ.
- Joe Peacott, an individualist anarchist writer who is a leading figure at BAD Press
- An Overview of Contemporary British Poetry since 1977, Piers Hugill (Fucine 2006) online
- Poetry Wars: British Poetry of the 1970s and the Battle of Earls' Court, Peter Barry (Salt Studies in Contemporary Poetry, 2006)
- Some Younger British Poets, Keith Tuma (Chicago Review 53:1, Spring 2007) online