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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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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The Long Good-bye by Bruce Gorden

The Long Good-bye by Bruce Gorden

These are personal poems, direct from the heart of a wounded poet. Gorden became the primary caregiver of his wife as she suffered from Alzheimer's disease. As a poet, he funneled his experiences into his art, and in doing so, worked through the emotional trauma of caring for a loved one during her slow decline and death. Through a poetical lens, as both a caregiver and husband, Gorden reveals both joy and pain in the face of the body's cruel betrayal, juxtaposed against the profound love and...
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No More Kings by Lily Iona MacKenzie

No More Kings by Lily Iona MacKenzie

From the poet: When my husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer, our first response was shock and then “why him?” He had rarely even been ill with a cold, and at 80 was in robust good health, his blood pressure consistently around 120/70 or lower. An avid in-door biker (an hour and a half each day, seven days a week) who follows a pretty healthy Mediterranean diet, he seemed like the last candidate for this disease. But cancer has an omnivorous appetite, and, unlike we humans, it doesn’t...
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Barefoot Girls by Ann E. Michael

Barefoot Girls by Ann E. Michael

Ann E. Michael spent her adolescent years in South Jersey, between Philadelphia and NJ’s Long Beach Island, just as musician Bruce Springsteen was getting started on his phenomenal trajectory to rock icon. She left her suburban town by attending college instead of taking her senior year of high school, intending to pursue visual art and psychology. Life happened instead, and her love of reading and writing evolved into a vocation as educator. After working in the magazine industry, marrying,...
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High Water Lines by Lauren Scharhag

High Water Lines by Lauren Scharhag

High Water Lines is a swan song for the American dream, where the notion persists that anyone can still pull themselves up by the bootstraps to escape poverty. This is a collection of poems for the working poor, especially those that dwell in the places deemed “flyover country.” These poems are for anyone who has ever had to pick up and move to chase a job or escape eviction, for anyone who has ever had to punch a time clock or bust their hump for a measly tip, for anyone seeking a better...
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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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Toward a Peeping Sunrise by Carole Mertz

Toward a Peeping Sunrise by Carole Mertz

Toward a Peeping Sunrise follows an arc: it wakes (with its somewhat surreal opening), gathers momentum at “Dolly’s Broke” and “Ballast,” then mellows into the final two rhymed poems, the only two written in rhyme. “That this Blue Exists…” is a puzzle formed by the piecing together of titles of 14 authors’ works. This poem won the August 2017 Wilda Morris Poetry Challenge. Carole created the ‘Title Poem’ while reading Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread. Other authors came to...
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Crossing the Days by James Scruton

Crossing the Days by James Scruton

As a collection, Crossing the Days contemplates the nature of time, its strange hold on our language and thought. In the title poem, a child learns “big hand / and little, … the slow semaphore of days.” Other poems feature speakers who consider their own childhood notions of time, from the “rubber band I could stretch across the universe” (“Infinity”) to the perplexing math of “Word Problem”: trains at different speeds, characters whose ages added up to a number “somehow...
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Little Suites by Deborah LeFalle

Little Suites by Deborah LeFalle

Little Suites is a collection of poems inspired by the author’s reflections on her childhood – delightful and tender moments, as well as trying and sometimes unpleasant moments that helped her develop as a humane being. Each poem individually contains thematic linking characteristics and together they form poetic suites joined by the common threads of memory, appreciation, innocence, curiosity, imagination, kinship, reality and growth. About the Poet: Deborah LeFalle is an active retiree...
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A Tale of Water by Sandra Marshburn

A Tale of Water by Sandra Marshburn

A Tale of Water contains twenty poems that were written with life on Edisto Island, South Carolina, in mind. The author, originally a Midwesterner who grew up near Lake Michigan, already liked water before she moved to Edisto, but salt water, hurricanes, creeks, wading birds, maritime forests, and the importance of bridges to life on an island serve as new material for her. Edisto Island offers more than incredible scenery to think and write about: serious challenges to its shorelines from...
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