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  • Through a Certain Forest

    Through a Certain Forest

    This collection revisits the troll in fairy tales and includes Pushcart Prize nominated poems that appeared in Mobius, Silver Blade, and The Citron Review.

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  • Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts

    Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts

    Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts anthology collects the work of 170 contemporary women poets and artists.

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  • Velocipede

    Velocipede

    A 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist for Sports, Velocipede is a poetry collection about bicycles inspired by RAGBRAI.

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  • People Like Cats

    People Like Cats

    A 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist for Pets & Animals, this is a collaborative book of poetry and art of the feline fancy.

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  • Leaves of Absence

    Leaves of Absence

    Honor Book Award Winner for the 2017 Nebraska Book Award for Illustration, this collaborative book of poetry and art is a tree love story.

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  • An Apparently Impossible Adventure

    An Apparently Impossible Adventure

    A modern retelling of the Morgan le Fay myth, this collection includes District Lit's 2015 Poetry Prize Finalist “When We’re Not Hiking.”

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  • The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales

    The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales

    The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters is a collaborative book of art and short stories on girlhood and hunger.

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  • Drink

    Drink

    Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Bronze Book Award (IPPY Award), Drink explores the mercurial myths of mermaids and the stories we tell of water.

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  • Wake

    Wake

    Who is death - Inanna, Persephone, lady of death? Wake journeys through the underworld and the land of the living where monsters still chase.

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  • The Bottle Opener

    The Bottle Opener

    On a quaint vacation to the ocean, a Midwestern couple finds drift bottles and tries to break their mysterious messages.

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  • Threnody

    Threnody

    Threnody explores the figure of lady-death, an icon come to life in these poems about the death cart, the death kiss, and a narrative dance with death.

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  • American Galactic

    American Galactic

    American Galactic explores the sci-fi realm of Martians, crop circles, abductions, and an extraterrestrial invasion as it arrives at our door.

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  • Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience

    Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience

    This campy, contemporary retelling of Bluebeard charts the love of three sisters who each marry the same man upon the demise of the sister who preceded her.

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  • Spindrift

    Spindrift

    Delving into the myths and stories of mermaids, Spindrift swirls with the complicated gendered images of women living half in and half out of water.

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  • Intimates and Fools

    Intimates and Fools

    An Honor Book Award Winner for the 2015 Nebraska Book Award for Illustration, this collaborative book pairs body prints and illustrations with poetry.

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  • Queen of the Platform

    Queen of the Platform

    These are poems are based on the life of lecturer and suffragist Matilda Fletcher who spoke among luminaries like Susan B. Anthony and Francis Willard.

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  • First Wife

    First Wife

    From Lilith’s perspective - the first wife of Adam who was banished from garden - this chapbook is a retelling of the myths about her.

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  • Stranger Still

    Stranger Still

    An extra-terrestrial adventure of alien abductions and Midwest invasion, Stranger Still wonders what happens when we let Martians through our front door.

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  • Men and Their Whims

    Men and Their Whims

    In 1905 Geo Felts, brother of suffragist Matilda Fletcher, was charged with murder. This chapbook ponders the circumstances that lead to the life sentence.

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  • Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence

    Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence

    Cover Art by Elayne Safir Selected for the Nebraska 150 Book List The anthology Women Write Resistances: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) views poetry as a transformative…

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  • Unclose the Door

    Unclose the Door

    The poems in this letterpress book are inspired by the life of a suffragist who was also Laura Madeline Wiseman's great-great-great-grandmother.

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  • Sprung

    Sprung

    In this debut full-length collection, Sprung seeks to transform and reclaim the ways the English language genders and sexualizes.

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  • Farm Hands

    Farm Hands

    Farm Hands is a limited edition letterpress book published by Gold Quoin Press housed at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

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  • She Who Loves Her Father

    She Who Loves Her Father

    She Who Loves Her Father explores Cleopatra myths, stories of mummies, and journeys through the underworld.

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  • Branding Girls

    Branding Girls

    Branding Girls delves into consumerism, brands, and advertising while using the ekphrasis to respond to contemporary women artists and their work.

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  • Ghost Girl

    Ghost Girl

    Ghost Girl explores memory loss after relocation. While many of the poems are traditional in form, Ghost Girl reclaims the heroic journey as a female one.

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  • My Imaginary

    My Imaginary

    A debut chapbook that explores the way language genders and sexualizes our most intimate relationships.

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