Mission Statement

Founded in 2012, Central Square Press is a small, independent, literary press that publishes thought-provoking and high quality poetry. We publish manuscripts that reflect a commitment to social justice in regards to African-American, Caribbean and Caribbean-American communities.


We strive to publish poetry that does not cater to the academic establishment but is part of the witness continuum; work that bears witness to the struggle and residual prejudices that plagued our communities, with emphasis on emerging poets.




Enzo Silon Surin is the founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press. A Haitian-born poet, advocate and author of the chapbook Higher Ground (Finishing Line Press), Surin is a Pushcart nominee and the 2015 PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry. His poems have appeared in jubilat, Pangyrus, Soundings East, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Naugatuck River Review, sx salon, Tidal Basin Review, and The Caribbean Writer, among others. Surin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and is Associate Professor in English at Bunker Hill Community College.