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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Thursday, May 23, 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.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Shout in the Woods by Brent Martin

A Shout in the Woods is Brent Martin’s second chapbook of poems distilled from the landscape and culture of his backwoods western North Carolina home.  Part lamentation, part sanctification, the poems in this collection portray the shifting ground of modern Appalachia as its natural and human worlds collide with rapid and overpowering change.

Brent Martin lives in the Cowee Community of western North Carolina where he works in forest conservation for The Wilderness Society.  His writing is inspired by the mountains and wild lands that surround his home, and by southern Appalachia’s rich cultural and natural history.   His first chapbook, Poems from Snow Hill Road, was published by New Native Press in 2007.  He is married to singer and songwriter Angela Faye Martin.

30 Pages, 22 Poems
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Beside Herself by Kika Dorsey

Kika Dorsey’s Beside Herself explores the joy and ache of motherhood and mortality. She moves us through poems about family to more philosophical work that grapples with an emptiness reminiscent of the Buddhism that influences her, without sacrificing sensual detail.  Her poetry embraces the feminine, the landscape of the Rockies, and the body we are destined to shed.

Kika Dorsey lives in Boulder, CO with her two children, husband, Border Collie, and three birds. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and is an instructor of graduate poetry classes online through Naropa University and English composition at Front Range Community College. 


40 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, April 3, 2019

East Main Aviary by Leigh Anne Hornfeldt

 Leigh Anne Hornfeldt lives in Kentucky with her husband and three young sons. In 2012, she was a semi-finalist for both the Mary Kay Ballard Poetry Prize and the James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry, as well as the recipient of the Kudzu Prize in Poetry. She is the co-editor of the anthology Bourbon for Blood (Winged City Press and Two of Cups Press, 2013). East Main Aviary is her first collection.           


30 Pages, 18 Poems

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Seeds by Rodger LeGrand

Seeds is the fifth collection of poetry from Rodger LeGrand. The poems in this collection look at different kinds of transitions—seasons, aging, mortality, the metamorphoses others expect us to make of ourselves for them, and one poem even looks at how a poem might transition and move from open to close. More than any of LeGrand’s earlier collections, this grouping of poems looks at how we find hopefulness in the uncertainty of what might come next.


Rodger LeGrand studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and the State University of New York at Oswego. He has taught at the University of the Arts, Temple University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has four collections of poetry in print—Millions of Ravenous Creatures (Big Table Publishing, 2016), Hope and Compulsion (Big Table Publishing, 2009), Waking Up On a Sinking Boat (Pudding House Publications, 2008), and Various Ways of Thinking About the Universe (Finishing Line Press, 2005). You can reach him at www.rodgerlegrand.com. 

28 Pages, 15 Poems
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Two Thirds Water by Rodger LeGrand

Two Thirds Water extends naturally from LeGrand’s previous collection, Seeds.  The title, Two Thirds Water, establishes a series of parallels—the planet and body are two thirds water, and water in various phases appears in two thirds of this collection.  Without water, a seed can’t grow.  Transitions are often difficult.  The growing in this collection is revealed through inverse relationships.  These poems imagine the “Sea Without Water”, setting aside unfulfilled dreams in “Sleepwalking”, and the negation of self in “Spilled Moon”.  Seeds is a collection about embarking upon transitions.  This collection, Two Thirds Water, is about how we try to find our way while in transition.

Rodger LeGrand studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and the State University of New York at Oswego. He has five collections of poetry in print—Seeds (2017), Millions of Ravenous Creatures (2016), Hope and Compulsion (2009), Waking Up On a Sinking Boat (2008), and Various Ways of Thinking About the Universe (2005). You can reach him at www.rodgerlegrand.com.

24 Pages, 16 Poems

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Flutter Press has Reopened

Clarification from an earlier post:

Dear Poets & Readers,

After some careful thought and consideration, I'm happy to announce that Flutter Press is reopening! However, from this point forward, the press will only publish books through Lulu.com. Flutter Press' goal was to always remain an indie press and to publish small collections for authors. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Into the Light by Michael Keshigian

The poems of Into The Light explore the mysteries related to the symbolic representations affixed to light: imagined, dogmatic or actual as well as the predispositions and feelings they may induce, including our fascination with the heavenly bodies from which light emanates as we seek illumination and speculate upon unanswered queries.

Michael Keshigian is the author of eleven 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 a featured writer in over twenty poetry publications. His poetry cycle, Lunar Images, set for Clarinet, Piano, Narrator, was premiered at Del Mar College in Texas. Subsequent performances occurred in Boston (Berklee College) and Moleto, Italy. Winter Moon, a poem set for Soprano and Piano, premiered in Boston. (michaelkeshigian.com).

64 Pages, 36 Poems

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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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