Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Mystery of Time and other poems by Anna Maria Mickiewicz

“The Mystery of Time and other poems contains the latest works of Anna Maria Mickiewicz, a poet who lives and creates in London, UK. These poems are reflections on the passage of time usually located in specific places that the author visited during her many journeys. The works also sometimes refer to ancient philosophy. However, with these hints to intellectual tradition, her poetry is modern, anchored in the present time. In the works of Anna M. Mickiewicz, it is worth paying attention to numerous references to nature in which the heroes or herself as a lyricist are embedded. This is subtle poetry, referring to personal experiences and feelings that are easy to share.”

Anna Maria Mickiewicz (http://faleliterackie.com) is a Polish-born poet, writer and editor who writes both in Polish and in English. Anna moved to California, and then to London, where she has lived for many years. She edits the annual literary magazine Pamiętnik Literacki (The Literary Memoir), London, and is a member of English Pen.

34 Pages, 24 Poems

Monday, July 1, 2019

Note from the Editor

Dear Poets & Readers,

For some strange reason, I'm not able to reply to messages posted on Flutter Press' website, so please don't think I'm ignoring you if you don't receive a reply. Also, for those authors who I published several years ago, I may not have your current email address, so have no way to contact you either. I've pasted a Contact Form on the right hand side of the site, please use this if you would like to contact me concerning a chapbook or any questions you may have about publishing.

Monday, June 3, 2019

I Should Have Asked the Blind Girl to Dance by William A. Greenfield

"What you will read about are events from and earlier life, getting older, and everything in between."

William A. Greenfield is a writer of poetry, a youth advocate worker, a fairly good poker player, and a fairly poor golfer.  He resides in Liberty, NY with his wife, son, and a dog; always a dog.  His chapbook, “Momma’s Boy Gone Bad”, was published in February 2017 by Finishing Line Press.

46 Pages, 26 Poems

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Friday, April 19, 2019

The Garden of Summer by Michael Keshigian

The Garden Of Summer chronicles daydreams and remembrances induced by the season’s lush embrace, quiet afternoon hours spent upon the lakeside porch amid the abundance of giant pines and minute wildflowers overlooking the breadth of Winnipesaukee Lake, provoking poems of curiosity and meaning as well as appreciation. Somber speculations are coupled with enigmatic fantasies that attempt to mollify layers of philosophical interrogatories rendering renewed realizations and perspectives.

Michael Keshigian is the author of twelve poetry collections. Educated at Boston Conservatory, New York University, and Boston University, he has been published in numerous national and international journals, is a 6-time Pushcart Prize and 2-time Best Of The Net nominee and has been the featured writer in over twenty poetry publications. (michaelkeshigian.com).

46 Pages, 30 Poems

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

From Ikisan Station by Miriam Sagan

"The themes are rural Japan, Japanese/American history, family, travel,  and constructing a sense of self in a new place. It was a beautiful experience.    At Studio Kura Isabel and I did a text/suminagashi/video installation in an ancient grain silo (a Kura) and a geocached haiku pathway in a local garden. That was the main focus. These poems were written early in the morning before our collaboration work--and many field trips--began each day."

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books.  She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement in 2016. Her blog Miriam’s Well (http://miriamswell.wordpress.com) has 1,500 daily readers. She has been a writer in residence in four national parks, at Yaddo, MacDowell, Colorado Art Ranch, Andrew’s Experimental Forest, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Iceland’s Gullkistan Residency for creative people, and another dozen or so remote and unique places. She is recently returned from Kura Studio, Itoshima, Japan, where she was working on text installations as part of the creative team “Maternal Mitochndria.” Her awards include the Santa Fe Mayor’s award for Excellence in the Arts, the Poetry Gratitude Award from New Mexico Literary Arts, and a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa.

42 Pages, 20 Poems

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Finding Stella Maris by Ingrid Bruck

"Finding Stella Maris contains 25 of my Stella Maris poems. I culled the chapbook from 61 pages of Stella Maris poems written during retreats I attended at Stella Maris Retreat House in Long Branch New Jersey from 2010-2015. Writing the poems in that special place was a journey I took to finding peace. When the retreat house closed on January 1, 2016, it was personal loss, but more so, devastating for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace whose house it was. The closing represents the end of a way of religious life and a vocation. I was enriched by the time I spent at Stella Maris, as were so many others. These poems honor the work of the four Stella Sisters I got to know and love: Francis, Clare, Ann Marie and Lois. These four nuns showed me it's possible to create a place of peace in a turbulent world."

Ingrid Bruck lives in Pennsylvania Amish country. She writes short forms, short poems, short prose and creative non-fiction. She is a retired library director and has been writing seriously ever since. Three years ago she started to submit her poems for publication. Her work appears in Howl of Sorrow: A Collection of Poems Inspired by Hurricane Sandy, Under the Basho, Failed Haiku, Otata, Contemporary Haibun Online, Yellow Chair, Unbroken Journal, Quatrain.Fish, Halcyon Days, Leaves of Ink, Soul-Lit, Beneath the Rainbow, Naturewriting, Poetry Breakfast, The Song Is and more. She is a member of The International Women’s Writing Guild. Poetry website: ingridbruck.com 

42 Pages, 25 Poems

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Conversations with dead composers at Carnegie Hall by Carrie Magness Radna

"These are poems inspired by my impressions of listening to wonderful music (mostly) at Carnegie Hall from 2015-2018: with visuals and feelings my brain invents while inspired by the music.  

Sometimes composers from the spirit world do talk to me---don’t know why or how, but I don’t fight or question it---I just learn to ride the ride, and take concise notes."

Carrie Magness Radna is an archival audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a singer, a lyricist-songwriter, one-time food blogger (The Hungry Librarian, at http://hungrylibrarian.me) and a poet who loves to travel. Her poems have previously appeared in the Oracular Tree, Tuck Magazine, The Poetic Bond VIII, Muddy River Poetry Review and Mediterranean Poetry, and will be published in Nomad’s Choir, First Literary Review-East, and an upcoming transcendent poetry anthology by Cosmographia (Summer 2019). 

46 Pages, 21 Poems

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

In the Garden of Broken Things by Mercedes Lucero

Mercedes Lucero is a writer whose prose and poetry has  appeared or is forthcoming in the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Paper Darts Literary Magazine, Curbside Splendor, Whitefish Review, among others. She was a Top 25 Finalist for Glimmer Train’s “Short Fiction Award” and her short story, "Memories I Cannot Recall," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the Fiction Editor of the literary magazine, Beecher’s, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English at the University of Kansas. You can find her at www.mercedeslucero.com.


36 Pages, 6 Prose Poems

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The Deer Longs for Streams of Water by Ashley Mares

The Deer Longs for Streams of Water, by Ashley Mares, is a collection of poems that have  visceral, supernatural, and spiritual themes. The author explores the connections between a woman's body and a woman's faith, and how this connection affects her relationships. With each poem, the narrator is a woman exploring the impermanence of the body and the link to sleep, desire, and faith. 

Ashley Mares has poetry that has appeared or is forthcoming in Menacing Hedge, Whale Road Review, Rogue Agent, Hermeneutic Chaos, Whiskey Island, The Indianola Review, White Stag, and others. She is currently completing her J.D. in Monterey, Ca, where she lives with her husband. Read more of her poetry at ashleymarespoetry.wordpress.com and follow her @ash_mares2.

32 Pages, 18 Poems

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

You Enter, and it All Falls Apart by Martin Willitts Jr.

You Enter, and it All Falls Apart by Martin Willitts Jr., is a petite collection of 19 love poems.

Martin Willitts Jr is a retired Librarian. He is a poetry editor for Comstock Review. He is the judge for the New York State Fair Poetry Contest. Over time, he has helped build 100 houses with Habitat for Humanity, and over 90 of those houses were with Jimmy Carter. 

He won the 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Award; and, Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, June). 2015, Editor’s Choice, and Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize, 2018. He won a Central New York Individual Artist Award and provided "Poetry on The Bus" which had 48 poems in local buses including 20 bi-lingual poems from 7 different languages. He lives with his wife, Linda Griggs, and together they grow organically. This could mean their relationship or a garden, your choice.  
28 pages, 19 poems

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Spoon of Honey by Ion Corcos

The theme in this chapbook, ‘A Spoon of Honey’, is about discovering. From the first poem, A Spoon of Honey, where the author discovers a ‘truth’, to the final poem, Ithaca From a Ferry, where the author realizes that he doesn’t need to go to the island of Ithaca, this collection of poems reveals a newfound sense of self.

Ion Corcos was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1969. He won the Poetry Kit Summer Competition 2016 and has been commended in several competitions, including Earlyworks Press, Rush, Red Shed and Sentinel. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The High Window, Australian Poetry Journal, Panoply and The Cardiff Review. Ion is a nature lover and a supporter of animal rights. He is currently travelling indefinitely with his partner, Lisa. 


32 pages, 19 poems

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