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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Leading the Beast Home by Daryl Muranaka

Leading the Beast Home by Daryl Muranaka

A beautiful collection of poetry, full of echoes and transitions that create moments of resonance causing these poems to vary in speed and delivery. They unload all at once, only to reload on a second read. In some ways, these poems remind me of mechanical poetry, poems constructed by piecing together fragments of language, only to change and then reform, suddenly emerging with a surprise. There are interesting things going on here, styles that seem divergent and then suddenly harmonious,...
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Little Suites by Deborah LeFalle

Little Suites by Deborah LeFalle

Little Suites is a collection of poems inspired by the author’s reflections on her childhood – delightful and tender moments, as well as trying and sometimes unpleasant moments that helped her develop as a humane being. Each poem individually contains thematic linking characteristics and together they form poetic suites joined by the common threads of memory, appreciation, innocence, curiosity, imagination, kinship, reality and growth. About the Poet: Deborah LeFalle is an active retiree...
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On the Jefferson Line by Eve Ott

On the Jefferson Line by Eve Ott

About the book: A bus trip in the fall of 2016 from Kansas City, Missouri to Minneapolis, Minnesota. It couldn’t be more “American heartland” than that. But if you’re thinking farmers in coveralls or sweet, little ladies balancing apple pies on their laps, think again. The passengers on this bus appear wearing hijabs, Nigerian geles, and little white bonnets. The trip includes musical boys with hair braided into elaborate crowns, men in broad-brimmed hats, and tall, slender Somalians....
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Pixelated Tears by Kaecey McCormick

Pixelated Tears by Kaecey McCormick

About the book: Pixelated Tears explores the varied nature of the female through a poetic lens with surprising language, explosive imagery, and emotional impact. In this collection of childhood memories and fantasies, adult ponderings and observations, and personal reflections, Kaecey McCormick documents the feminine experience with tenderness, humor, and candor. About the poet: Kaecey McCormick is a language artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds bachelor degrees in...
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Poetica de Poetica by Joe Masi

Poetica de Poetica by Joe Masi

Poetica de Poetica is an entertaining-yet-instructive journey through the basic elements of poetic craft: metaphor, free verse, analogy, and more. With skill and humor, Joe Masi invites us into his enjoyable poetry classroom, treating us to memorable examples of basic building blocks every poet should learn and know. Praise for Poetica de Poetica: "Poetica de Poetica is a delightful little primer for beginning poets that reminds me of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style in its humor,...
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Settling Into Earth by Meredith Devney Mullins

Settling Into Earth by Meredith Devney Mullins

Settling Into Earth is a coming-of-age sketch, one of people and place. It is a snapshot of life-- of the characters we meet, the towns we call home, the subtle complexities we face-- the stirring and settling, the digging and replanting. Mullins takes us through suburban, rural and urban locales to consider the universality of family relationships, gender roles, the ache of growing and loving. This is poetry that doesn't shy away: it sifts through restlessness only to root itself in its...
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Souls Cleaner Than Ours by Michael Flanagan

Souls Cleaner Than Ours by Michael Flanagan

Michael Flanagan never fails to create breathtaking haiku, filled with depth and beauty. His images of nature remind us all that we are part of the natural world, not so unlike the creatures we see every day, and rarely give a voice to. Flanagan offers that voice, and also speaks to the questions raised by the human condition -- each haiku a gift of an ever-present moment, sometimes contemplative, always a reflection of ourselves. He shows us the world one tiny moment at a time, inviting us to...
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The Impressionist Painter by Alan Humason

The Impressionist Painter by Alan Humason

Alan Humason’s poetry examines the lives of ordinary people through a narrative exploration of every day events—dating, doing work, driving home, walking outdoors, loving—knowing that honest epiphanies can spring from the most modest of pastimes and contacts. He aims to be insightful and empathetic about the human condition in clear, vivid, evocative language. Taking an observant story-teller’s point of view, rarely writing in the first person, Humason quickly crafts engaging tales that...
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The Ten Most Important Questions ... by Louis Gallo

The Ten Most Important Questions ... by Louis Gallo

The Ten Most Important Questions of the Twentieth-Century, articulated by a multiplicity of voices and dialects, is a sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes absurd meditation upon questions that seemed to haunt the era. The voices, manipulated by a ubiquitous, unseen narrator, include those of historical personages like Freud, William James, Abbot & Costello, Heidegger, Max Planck, Jackie Wilson, Schrodinger, et al; and some fictitious characters like Old Blues Man and Shaman. All to...
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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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