Open Field Press is supported financially by the Open Field Foundation (OFF) and Available Potential Enterprises Ltd. (A.P.E.). The Open Field Foundation provides accessible, affordable space for people who work with land, and Available Potential Enterprises provides accessible, affordable space for artists. Inspired by these models, Open Field Press makes available the open space of the page for works of the imagination.
This poetry series began with the anthology Open Field: Poems from Group 18, published in 2011, which celebrates twenty-five years of the writing workshop in Northampton, Massachusetts, founded in 1986 by Linda Gregg and Jim Finnegan with Jack Gilbert as one of its original and long-standing mentors. It includes poems from past and present members.
2021 newly published volumes in the series are adrift, a rowboat, by Trish Crapo;When We Were All Still Alive, by Bill O'Connell; and Racing Heaven, by Annie Woodhull.