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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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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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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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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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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