Saturday, September 12, 2015

NEW RELEASE: I Dream of Empathy by Marianne Szlyk

Marianne Szlyk's poetry chapbook, I Dream of Empathy, revolves around the themes of empathy for the earth, other people (including her mother and her first husband), and even herself.  

About the Author:

Marianne Szlyk is a professor of English at Montgomery College, an associate poetry editor for Potomac Review, and a member of the DC Poetry Project.  She also edits The Song Is…, a blog-zine for poetry and flash fiction inspired by music, especially jazz.  Her previous chapbook, Listening to Electric Cambodia, Looking up at Trees of Heaven, is available online through Kind of a Hurricane Press.

46 pages, 27 poems

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW RELEASE: Sunday Morning Ponderings by Daniel Pereyra

The theme of Daniel Pereyra's chapbook, Sunday Morning Ponderings, is transition and new beginnings. They are poems about his move from the cities of New York to the deserts of Arizona and many have to do with nature, home, and family.

About the Author:

Daniel Pereyra is a Phoenix, AZ based writer of poetry and fiction. He is currently finishing a Bachelors of Arts program in Creative Writing at SUNY Empire State College. He enjoys spending time with his partner of nine years and their three year old son.

28 pages, 17 poems

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Friday, August 7, 2015

NEW RELEASE: Persona and Shadow by Stefan Lovasik

Stefan Lovasik’s collection of poems, Persona and Shadow, is an astonishing, sometimes brutal, tender and unflinchingly honest exploration of the consequences, process’ and variable dynamics of how the masks we wear and the depth of the dark aspects of who we are manifest themselves in our daily lives, our experiences, our culture and the redemption of self. It is a remarkable expression of the need and our deep-seated propensity to struggle toward authenticity.


The journey for the warrior never ends… “ I can only speak to you in a voice of 
sharp sticks”, the eloquent speaker of these poems warns us, and though these poems range widely in their concerns, they are always tempered by the hard-won lessons of the journey into darkness and the constant struggle for some measure of light and by a grasp of our language that is able to surprise and delight.  These are not small things.

- Bruce Weigl, two-time Pulitzer prize nominee for poetry:
  Song of Napalm and The Abundance of Nothing

Persona and Shadow by Stefan Lovasik straddles the line between the constructed and the torturous. With a relentless voice and often terse lines, he challenges the reader to enter: “I fashion it with fragments of bone and wire://an image crafted so well, /so clean, /so foul.” These poems speak with unflinching emotion of the territory between what lifts us and what destroys us as humans—brutally scouring political correctness and cowardice. Yet, Lovasik boldly indicts the self in this ambitious struggle to name what it is that turns within us/what remains fixed along the way. 

- Jan Beatty, author of The Switching/Yard

Lovasik’s work highlights the paradoxes of human experience; his is the voice of both an outsider and a trustworthy guide. We need poems such as these; they reflect who we truly are.

- John Amen, author of strange theater

About the Author:
Stefan Lovasik is a musician, chaplain and U.S. Army veteran. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Atlantic, BuffaloX, the Commons, Frameworks, Gravel Literary Magazine, the Hanley Arts Quarterly, James Street Review, Main Street Rag, Meat for Tea: the Valley Review, Poet, Of(f)course, Rattle and Uppagus.
He lives with his wife in a rural county outside of Pittsburgh, Pa.  For further info and to inquire about readings, please go to

42 pages, 24 poems - Purchase Persona and Shadow

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Witty Agent

Flutter Press was mentioned on the website The Witty Agent.  A very nice surprise, thank you Sarah Moesta for including Flutter Press on your list of Best Small Presses to publish a poetry chapbook.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

NEW RELEASE: Sleeper by Rachel Adams

Broadly, this collection -- compiled over the past two to three years -- concerns night, solitude, and histories both personally experienced and imagined.

About the Author

Rachel Adams lives in Washington, DC, where she is the editor at an advocacy association and the founder/editor of Lines + Stars, a literary journal. Her poems have appeared in The North American Review, Blueline, Arsenic Lobster, The Conium Review, Free State Review, Fjords, Memoir, and elsewhere; Rachel’s chapbook What Is Heard was published in 2013 by the Minneapolis-based Red Bird Press.

22 pages, 13 poems

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beautiful Wreckage by Ariana D. Den Bleyker

Beautiful Wreckage, a sixteen-poem chapbook dealing with depression and escapism.


"The poems in Beautiful Wreckage are a confrontational and intimate journey into the body and mind that speak from the edge, from a place between life and death. Ariana D. Den Bleyker's visceral imagery comes from the most honest of places that few writers can reach, and her poems are unafraid to face the human condition in its most naked state. Even in the realm of uncertainty, when one feels bound to the earth and its forces of nature, these poems push their way through the fog and bring clarity to human complexities."

~ Samantha Duncan, author of Moon Law and One Never Eats Four

"Ariana D. Den Bleyker's powerful poems explore the creation and destruction of boundaries – those between the present and past self, the physical and spiritual self, the living and deceased self. Beautiful Wreckage exists in a vulnerable space where the poet attends to what she doesn’t know, where she “attempts to build instead of burrow.” Den Bleyker’s lush poems are canvases for her morphing self: one, the self as “infinity of form finding my way/ as evening inside a hand rearing knuckles,” another, “slipping out of creation as fish from bone.” All of us contain a journey, that search to find our meaning in a strange realm of distance and intimacy, where we’re forced to contend with the self: That shadowy world exists in these poems, and Den Bleyker masterfully confronts it."

~ Nicole Rollender, author of Bone of My Bone and Louder Than Everything You Love

About the Author:

Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native currently residing in Upstate New York, a wife, mother of two, a writer and an editor. When she’s not editing or writing, she’s spending time with her family and every once in a while sleeps. She is the author of several poetry chapbooks and collections, the novelette Finger : Knuckle : Palm (LucidPlay Publishing, 2014), the novella Dark Water (Number Thirteen Press, 2015), and the experimental memoir prosthesis (Lummox Press, 2014). Ariana is the Founder of ELJ Publications, LLC, a small press specializing in the author, featuring Emerge Literary Journal, scissors & spackle, Amethyst Arsenic, The J.J. OutrĂ© Review and other fine journals. She can be found at 

21 pages, 16 poems
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