Chapbook Series

The Prolific Press Chapbook Series celebrates the tradition of chapbooks the world over. Chapbooks are smaller collections. Inclusion is very selective, making our chapbooks highly collectible.



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You/Wee: Poems from a Father by Sidney Thompson

You/Wee: Poems from a Father by Sidney Thompson

About the Book: Poets such as Beth Ann Fennelly have explored the evocative, transformative nature of motherhood, but where is the fatherhood companion? Sidney Thompson generously answers with You/Wee—eighteen poems addressed prayer-like to his first-born daughter. Thompson serves as witness to his daughter’s conception, her birth, and her discoveries into toddlerhood, in addition to his own developments and discoveries as a father and child. The mother’s experience, too, is a source of...
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XXX (thirty) by Xavier Pastrano

XXX (thirty) by Xavier Pastrano

The searching for one’s sense of self is a journey that never ends; however, significant milestones that shed light on who an individual truly is, are often times marked by age. In XXX (thirty), Xavier Pastrano explores the insights and experiences of his early thirties, observing and analyzing his milestone moments through a candid and, at times, poignant lens. One key milestone that Pastrano examines in XXX (thirty) is race and identity. As a mixed race individual who grew up with a single,...
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Window Left Open by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Window Left Open by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

A collection of haiku filled with imagery, epiphany, and mind expanding journeys. Ayaz Daryl Nielsen creates tiny scenes that pack a punch in just a few words. Each poem is untitled, drawing the reader into the scene without pretense or introduction. Suddenly, readers are swimming in pools of language and meaning, each pool deeper than the next. Immerse yourself in Nielsen’s world. “American haiku, wry and humane.” ~Alan Catlin; Editor, Misfit Magazine “A fine collection of modern...
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Why I Love You by Martin Knabe

Why I Love You by Martin Knabe

Martin Knabe is a regular contributor to Prolific Press. He is a Danish poet.
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What Worlds and Moons by Peter Schireson

What Worlds and Moons by Peter Schireson

What Worlds and Moons is a series of prose poems and short fictions that reveal an underlying strangeness in otherwise ordinary moments of daily life. These pieces work on multiple levels, at once deeply personal, while at the same time aware of and engaged in the objective, impersonal world. Meet Valdek the cat, a connoiseur of classical piano; meet the author’s older brother, Harry, who chained himself to a tree and was later buried upside down; listen to Einstein’s thoughts as he trims...
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Vinnie by Janet McCann

Vinnie by Janet McCann

Vinnie peers into the mind of the sister overlooked by history, who kept the household going and defended Emily’s reputation against rumor and judgment. These poems, in part based on Vinnie’s 1851 diary, help to fill out her image and give her the role she deserves. Janet McCann taught for 46 years at A&M. Now retired and widowed, she lives with her two large, unruly dogs in Texas, and volunteer-teaches at the prison. Her work has appeared in KANSAS QUARTERLY, PARNASSUS, NIMROD, SOU'WESTER,...
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Vaulted Skies by Martina Reisz Newberry

Vaulted Skies by Martina Reisz Newberry

Vaulted Skies is a book of snapshots focusing on the brief thoughts and glimpses that make up the "everyday-ness" of life. Small hopes, small fears, small failures, little victories—threaded together—are the real journeys taken by women, men, children toward whatever heaven they hope for or whatever hell they dread.
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Until I Couldn't by Claire Scott

Until I Couldn't by Claire Scott

Until I Couldn’t is a moving and well crafted collection of poems expressing a longing to belong, to find a home. The poems invite the reader to join a world at times menacing, barren or lonely. Poems range from a childhood riddled with alcoholism and indifference through wrestling with meaning in a world with bumbling gods. The opening poem, “Moth-Hour,” sets the tone for the collection: “Miss Landon taught us the world/is round the world is flat/moth’s hearts fail/people fall...
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Toward a Peeping Sunrise by Carole Mertz

Toward a Peeping Sunrise by Carole Mertz

Toward a Peeping Sunrise follows an arc: it wakes (with its somewhat surreal opening), gathers momentum at “Dolly’s Broke” and “Ballast,” then mellows into the final two rhymed poems, the only two written in rhyme. “That this Blue Exists…” is a puzzle formed by the piecing together of titles of 14 authors’ works. This poem won the August 2017 Wilda Morris Poetry Challenge. Carole created the ‘Title Poem’ while reading Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread. Other authors came to...
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Things I Can't Remember to Forget by Carol Lynn Grellas

Things I Can't Remember to Forget by Carol Lynn Grellas

Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas lives and writes in California. She has won the Red Ochre Press Chapbook contest with her manuscript, Before I Go to Sleep. She has authored several chapbooks along with her latest lull-length collection of poems, Hasty Notes in No Particular order (Aldrich Press). According to family lore, she is a direct descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson. Things I Can't Remember to Forget is a beautiful collection of thoughtful poems, full of ripe femininity and purposeful...
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