Handmade Chapbooks / Publishing Workshop

Chapbooks 2018: Fall


All the Wrong Things
by Jade Urban

Jade Urban pens a unique narrative about relationships, growing up, and drifting apart from family in her narrative All the Wrong Things. From the opening line, “I’ve been planning my funeral,” readers are thrust into the middle of chaotic family drama, and the book doesn’t let up until its stunning turning point. Urban uses a nonlinear structure to add intensity to her fiction and believable dialogue shows dynamic characters’ working through crucial moments and demonstrating their inability to articulate the source of their unhappiness. Masterfully interweaving love, loss, betrayal, and loss of innocence, All the Wrong Things gets it right.

Prose | $7
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Binding: Saddle Stitched




lectio divina for reborn things
by Sarah Lyons

In lectio divina for reborn things, Sarah Lyons blends lyrical poetry and prose to create a hybrid text that interrogates psychological trauma, abuse, faith, and the body. Detailing the hierarchy between divinity and mortality with use of graphic imagery, Lyons’s lectio divina for reborn things captures the difficulties of living with our internal monsters: depression, anxiety, and self-loathing. The main character struggles with her other self, a fleshy self, reborn and re-imagined: a painful persona, a pious product of tongues and teeth through which a struggle for truth is all-encompassing. Lyons adopts varying styles throughout her work, making each entry a vibrant and captivating piece on its own, and the monster she creates haunts readers’ thoughts long after the final page.

Hybrid | $7
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Binding: Saddle Stitched


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