8OX is a repository for the poem-objects of Stephen Emmerson (excluding those distributed by other publishers) and also acts as a press for like minded poets working in the poem-object form.

Many of the objects featured on this site are in the collections of institutions such as: The Poetry Library, The University of Kent, Buffalo University, Leeds University, and The Bodleian Library.

8OX is named after the 8th ox herding picture in the Zen Buddhist poem.