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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Until I Couldn't by Claire Scott

Until I Couldn't by Claire Scott

Until I Couldn’t is a moving and well crafted collection of poems expressing a longing to belong, to find a home. The poems invite the reader to join a world at times menacing, barren or lonely. Poems range from a childhood riddled with alcoholism and indifference through wrestling with meaning in a world with bumbling gods. The opening poem, “Moth-Hour,” sets the tone for the collection: “Miss Landon taught us the world/is round the world is flat/moth’s hearts fail/people fall...
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Vaulted Skies by Martina Reisz Newberry

Vaulted Skies by Martina Reisz Newberry

Vaulted Skies is a book of snapshots focusing on the brief thoughts and glimpses that make up the "everyday-ness" of life. Small hopes, small fears, small failures, little victories—threaded together—are the real journeys taken by women, men, children toward whatever heaven they hope for or whatever hell they dread.
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Vinnie by Janet McCann

Vinnie by Janet McCann

Vinnie peers into the mind of the sister overlooked by history, who kept the household going and defended Emily’s reputation against rumor and judgment. These poems, in part based on Vinnie’s 1851 diary, help to fill out her image and give her the role she deserves. Janet McCann taught for 46 years at A&M. Now retired and widowed, she lives with her two large, unruly dogs in Texas, and volunteer-teaches at the prison. Her work has appeared in KANSAS QUARTERLY, PARNASSUS, NIMROD, SOU'WESTER,...
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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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Why I Love You by Martin Knabe

Why I Love You by Martin Knabe

Martin Knabe is a regular contributor to Prolific Press. He is a Danish poet.
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Window Left Open by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Window Left Open by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

A collection of haiku filled with imagery, epiphany, and mind expanding journeys. Ayaz Daryl Nielsen creates tiny scenes that pack a punch in just a few words. Each poem is untitled, drawing the reader into the scene without pretense or introduction. Suddenly, readers are swimming in pools of language and meaning, each pool deeper than the next. Immerse yourself in Nielsen’s world. “American haiku, wry and humane.” ~Alan Catlin; Editor, Misfit Magazine “A fine collection of modern...
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XXX (thirty) by Xavier Pastrano

XXX (thirty) by Xavier Pastrano

The searching for one’s sense of self is a journey that never ends; however, significant milestones that shed light on who an individual truly is, are often times marked by age. In XXX (thirty), Xavier Pastrano explores the insights and experiences of his early thirties, observing and analyzing his milestone moments through a candid and, at times, poignant lens. One key milestone that Pastrano examines in XXX (thirty) is race and identity. As a mixed race individual who grew up with a single,...
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You/Wee: Poems from a Father by Sidney Thompson

You/Wee: Poems from a Father by Sidney Thompson

About the Book: Poets such as Beth Ann Fennelly have explored the evocative, transformative nature of motherhood, but where is the fatherhood companion? Sidney Thompson generously answers with You/Wee—eighteen poems addressed prayer-like to his first-born daughter. Thompson serves as witness to his daughter’s conception, her birth, and her discoveries into toddlerhood, in addition to his own developments and discoveries as a father and child. The mother’s experience, too, is a source of...
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Chapbook Sampler Pack (10)

Chapbook Sampler Pack (10)

Our chapbook sampler pack is perfect for those who want to evaluate our chapbook quality before sending a manuscript to Prolific Press, or any bargain hunter looking for a great deal on chapbooks. You will receive 10 random chapbooks (no duplicates) from our catalog with a total retail value of $89.50. Please don’t request specific books.
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