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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One Step Ahead by Ken Jones

One Step Ahead by Ken Jones

One Step Ahead is a stunning collection of poetry by Ken Jones. These poems sing, here and now, in all the right ways. The subtle nuances of voice and intonation are like treasures for the reader - things the reader witnesses because the poet points the way. A wealth of imagery jumps off the page, making these poems approachable and enjoyable for everyone. Some readers will view these poems as complex creations that rest innocently on the page, with all the appearance of simplicity on the first...
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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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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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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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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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Pushing 50 by Amy Fletcher

Pushing 50 by Amy Fletcher

Written in 5-7-5 haiku form, Pushing 50 is the culmination of over three years of happenings in the life of a middle-aged woman who shares her experiences and all the joys and tribulations that go along with them. These short poems are familiar and relatable––sometimes sad, sometimes funny, they always speak in some way to the human condition, particularly the emotional and physical changes that happen to most women as they traverse their late forties. This book also touches on memories of...
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Relic and Myth by Jeanne Julian

Relic and Myth by Jeanne Julian

Relic and Myth is a collection of narratives. Characters include an 11-year-old diarist, a transplant patient, and a hip-hop princess. The author shed the skin of an Ohioan who went to church every Sunday as she moved from the heartland to Massachusetts, and then to North Carolina. She has traveled in all fifty states. Some of this questing spirit appears in the poems. They have an American feel, as they move from a Native American pueblo to the nation’s capital to a Southern quilt show. This...
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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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Socorro Prophesy by E. Doyle-Gillespie

Socorro Prophesy by E. Doyle-Gillespie

In Socorro Prophesy, E. Doyle-Gillespie gives us stories at the edges of the human experience...places familiar, but kept at arm’s reach. We wrestle with the validity of these poems, straining to embrace the wholeness of our being. The campfires of story-spinners and myth-keepers draw us close, like ancient spirits visiting the truth of our human journey together. Along these roads, E. Doyle-Gillespie presents a truck with monsters, dark fears in the shadowy realm. He introduces icons that...
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