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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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”...
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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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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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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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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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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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