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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An August Nightmare by Stephen Dudas

An August Nightmare by Stephen Dudas

About the book: Part love poem, part speculative memoir, An August Nightmare is an exploration of grief and fear, the fear of grief. If loss can haunt a loved one left behind, how might one find what remains of himself within the shatter? Dudas takes up this question in a collection of prose fragments that unsettle familiar spaces to imagine how a particular emptiness moves in. About the poet: Stephen Dudas teaches at Miami University in Oxford, OH. He earned an MA in Creative Writing from...
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Ashes of Memories by Jen Emmerich

Ashes of Memories by Jen Emmerich

True stories of loss over differing cultures and times in history. Emmerich is a native Canadian, a soldier’s daughter, and a daughter of communism. She has spent all of her professional life in the mental health field where she currently practices as a psychotherapist in Sedona, AZ. Through the experiences of her parents and clients, she has learned much about suffering, pain, and joy. Ashes of Memories sifts the voices of her past. Through her words and extraordinary talents, you are...
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Bad for the Heart by Howie Good

Bad for the Heart by Howie Good

About the poet: Howie Good has been a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz since 1985. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bard College, his master’s from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. from University of Michigan. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he worked on daily newspapers in Michigan, North Carolina, and North Dakota. He has written scholarly books on media ethics and the image of journalists in American popular culture as well as...
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Baggage May Shift by Terez Peipins

Baggage May Shift by Terez Peipins

Baggage May Shift takes the reader on a remarkable journey from Terez Peipins’s immigrant past, from a childhood on a farm in Western New York to broader horizons in Europe and America. With dazzling images she transports us to Paris, Irish roads, and a ship crossing the Atlantic after the Second World War. The focal point of this collection of poems is the need of the writer to belong to a place in the world and she has found that place in nature and a variety of lands. Peipins is truly a...
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Brief Candles by Bill Rector

Brief Candles by Bill Rector

Is Shakespeare universal? In “Brief Candles,” a series of sonnets that recreate Shakespearean figures in modern settings, Bill Rector argues, Yes! These characters, from Macbeth to Caliban, are as familiar as the strangers we pass on neon-lit streets. About the poet: Bill Rector is a retired physician. He was Poetry Editor of the Yale Journal of Humanities and Medicine and is co-founder, with Mark Irwin, of Proem Press. He has published his work in numerous journals, including Field,...
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Desert by Lisa Stice

Desert by Lisa Stice

Set in the deserts of the Southwest United States, these poems explore dreams that sometimes dry up and get lost, people who sometimes feel small in an expansive landscape, an environment shaped by inner struggles. About the poet: Lisa Stice is a poet/mother/military spouse, the author of two poetry collections Permanent Change of Station (Middle West Press, 2018) and Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016), and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She volunteers as a mentor with the Veterans Writing Project, as an...
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Dreams of Somewhere Else

Dreams of Somewhere Else

Dreams of Somewhere Else is a short collection of poetry released by the Prolific Press International Chapbook Series. Praise for Ken L. Jones... “I have been a champion of this project from the beginning, I consider myself one of the lucky few who get to read Ken’s poetry daily with his “Poem of the Day” which he sends via email. The poems really do mean a lot to me and I don’t take them for granted.” David Todd Ocvirk, director of Kolobos and Gangs of the Dead. “The Poetry of...
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Elemental by Julia Klatt Singer

Elemental by Julia Klatt Singer

Elemental, by Julia Klatt Singer, is a set of poems written to the Periodic table. They are poems based on the nature and properties of the elements, and how they become a part of our lives, both lived and imagined. Like the Periodic table itself, they are about relationships, and what is triggered in the nearness of one another. Julia Klatt Singer is the poet in residence at Grace Neighborhood Nursery School and a rostered artist for Compas. She is co-author of Twelve Branches: Stories from...
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encircled by John Reinhart

encircled by John Reinhart

An arsonist by trade, John Reinhart spends his spare time gluing things together. He lives on an urban farmlette in Colorado with his wife, three children, dog, duck, cats, goats, chickens, pigeons, and probably mice. He is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, lapsed member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and one time member of the Veterans of World War II Club of Northampton. A Rhysling Award Nomineee and Frequent Contributor at the Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, his work...
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Ephemorphosis by Melodic Rose

Ephemorphosis by Melodic Rose

Ephemorphosis is poetry unleashed. This book can be summarized as an ephemeral metamorphosis and amalgamation of spiritual manifestation. Ephemorphosis is an intense reflection of the human condition and the society we are bound to. It seeks to find the common thread that connects us all. It is a dialogue of the human soul, a mantra for those subjugated within the confines of race, gender, and religion. Ephemorphosis navigates the complexities of life. It is a tapestry woven from the fabric of...
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