Corinth Books had its roots in the Eighth Street Book Shop, which brothers Ted and Eli Wilentz opened in Greenwich Village 1947. Through their shop, the brothers came into contact with many writers of the new scene, like Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg, and eventually decided to publish books under the banner of Corinth Books in 1959. Through joint and solo ventures, Corinth published the works of many important poets, including Allen Ginsberg, Louis Zukofsky, Robert Creeley, and Charles Olson. After Eli split off from the business in 1968, Ted Wilentz ran the press with his wife Joan until at least 1978.
Ted Wilentz & Bill Zavatsky, Behind the Writer, Ahead of the Reader: A Short History of Corinth Books, 43 TRI-QUARTERLY 595 (1978)