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.



Product Image Item Name+ Price
Lyrics from the Central Plateau by Tim Gavin

Lyrics from the Central Plateau by Tim Gavin

The poems in Lyrics from the Central Plateau express the tension between the dominant culture and the developing world culture of Haiti, as witnessed by the speaker who is deeply rooted in serving marginalized, yet resilient, Haitians. These poems are set in the remote place of Cerca, Haiti, which is home to a resilient people who live off the little that the land yields. The poems express the anxiety, joy, regret, anguish, glory and affirmation of the speaker who is trying to collaborate with...
$8.95

Add:

Catch as Kitsch Can by Rodd Whelpley

Catch as Kitsch Can by Rodd Whelpley

About the book: Kitsch is the Evel Knievel lunchbox you’ve stored in the basement, the complete set (two issues) of the Courtship of Eddie’s Father comic novels that won’t yield space on your bookshelf, the eighteen sharply creased love notes Audrey Francisco (now gone from bladder cancer) wrote you the nine days she loved you in 7th grade. They are bound in the rainbow ribbon she pulled from her hair, kissed and offered you between second and third periods on a Tuesday in October....
$8.95

Add:

Old Friends at a Party by Les Bohem

Old Friends at a Party by Les Bohem

A book of short poems about things Les saw, or wished he had seen, or is very sorry indeed that he saw. Les Bohem was part of the great Los Angeles music scare of the early 1980s. His band, Gleaming Spires, had a cultish hit with their single, “Are You Ready For the Sex Girls‚” (if you grew up on Revenge of the Nerds, you know it). At the same time, he was holding down a day job as the bass player with the band, Sparks. After this burgeoning career in rock and roll stopped burgeoning, he...
$8.95

Add:

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,...
$8.95

Add:

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...
$8.95

Add:

Orphan Haiku by Dennis Herrell

Orphan Haiku by Dennis Herrell

Dennis Herrell loves haiku, having spent two years in Tokyo and the countryside of Japan. And Dennis freely admits that he is not a master like Basho, Buson, or Issa, and never will be. But he does his best. If you enjoy looking at pictures of wildlife (or pets), trees, flowers, sunsets, mountains, meadows, or beaches, Dennis Herrell is reaching out to you through his haiku. If you are intrigued by the small images of life around you—hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies, bumble bees, or...
$8.95

Add:

Patron Saints by Daniel Riddle Rodriguez

Patron Saints by Daniel Riddle Rodriguez

Spanning a period from the mid-nineties to the early aughts, the linked stories in Patron Saints feature a cast of recurring characters who are irresistibly, undeniably real. A young girl comes-of-age in a town full of hunters, wolf pits, and traps. An ex-con makes a home between rocks and hard places while trying to please both his boss and his probation officer. A prostitute snaps a heel, and her pimp, a self-described "soul poacher," feels compelled to take action. Patron Saints explores the...
$8.95

Add:

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...
$8.95

Add:

Still Life, Requiem and an Egg by Marian Willmott

Still Life, Requiem and an Egg by Marian Willmott

About the book: Still Life, Requiem and an Egg is a collection of poems reflecting on a life in its final decades and the cyclical nature of the universe underlying the aging process. Loss, hunger and the metaphysical are interwoven with the natural world; rivers branch like the veins of the body, a scar glints like fish bones. The forests and rivers of Vermont or the ocean off Cape Cod, are tinged with elements of science, the political and the sensual; the geometry of a snowflake, a bandolier...
$8.95

Add:

Our Situation by Luther Jett

Our Situation by Luther Jett

An inspired poetry collection by W. Luther Jett. About the poet: W. Luther Jett is a native of Montgomery County, Maryland. He began writing shortly after learning how to hold a crayon and started transcribing his ideas onto paper shortly thereafter. His poetry has been published in numerous journals, including The GW Review, Beltway, Innisfree, Potomac Review, Little Patuxent Review , and Main Street Rag. His poems have also appeared in several anthologies, including “My Cruel Invention”...
$8.95

Add: