The Jargon Society
is an independent press founded by the American poet Jonathan Williams
. Jargon has published seminal works of the American literary avant-garde, including books by Charles Olson
, Louis Zukofsky
, Paul Metcalf
, and Williams himself, as well as sui generis
books of folk art such as White Trash Cooking
Though most of Jargon's writers are either cult figures or genuine obscurities, the books themselves are often intricately designed deluxe editions. Guy Davenport described the Jargon Society as "a paradoxical fusion of fine printing and samizdat diffusion."