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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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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Euonymus by David Appelbaum

Euonymus by David Appelbaum

Euonymus is a fragmentary story of rebirth. It focuses on the narrator’s struggles for survival, physical and spiritual, during an unforgiving winter. Although his identity remains vague, the dialogue he has with his God shows him to be stubborn and resilient in the face of ongoing hardship. His two children make cameo appearances, usually at odds with his desires. Euonymus is also a theophany, a work designed to evoke or invoke the appearance of God. In the form of a conversation with an...
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Love & Poison by Arya F. Jenkins

Love & Poison by Arya F. Jenkins

Love & Poison is a fearless exploration of dark facets of love. At once fiercely feminine and feminist, it challenges the reader to revisit her own assumptions, expectations and journey through love. It is a riveting contemporary journal for the lover and beloved in every reader.
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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...
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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...
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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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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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