Interrogation 1 by @ruthisruthis

Nº11 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series [if I have a purpose it is not to investigatemelancholy / without inviting all its cousins, loose & close – ARE YOU MAKINGART BECAUSE YOU’RE SEPARATE?] *** (PlatypusPress, 11 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher)  *** GET A FREE COPY This is my first…

Interval’s Night by @RobertOkaji

Nº10 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series *** [Always the sense of negation, of winnowing those bits you once were – THE MATHEMATICS OF DYING]  *** (Platypus Press, 10 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A FREE COPY *** This poetry chapbook uses an unconventional layout with double spaces…

In Transit by @gkkfjxfjppg

Nº9 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series *** [I keep asking myself who I am / Lost / in the cold & unforgiving echo / of my hopeless/hopeful voice – HEAR]  *** (Platypus Press, 9 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A FREE COPY *** This is my first…

Chapbook by Wendy Taylor Carlisle

Nº8 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series *** [Reading it always filled me with awe – MEMOIR] ***  (Platypus Press, 8 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A FREE COPY *** This is my first time reading the poet. The poems in this chapbook also take the form of…

Which Way to Go, or Here by @anhvubuchanan & Brent Piller

Nº7 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series *** [I hate that this is a poem about birds. They sky is blue and so are some birds and so is being sad – SKY BIRD LOVE CLOUD RETURN POLICY] ***  (Platypus Press, 7 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A…

Poetry to the People

Do you struggle with the inability to express yourself to those you love? Have you been hurt by people that were meant to care and protect you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life and do not know whom to speak to or how to clear your head? You are not alone, I have felt all…

Darkling by Emily Corwin

Nº5 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series Poetry is always a mixed bag—people see different things in different arrangements of words and it either speaks to you or it doesn’t. It’s more emotional. I really loved this collection of short poems—I reread a few of them to glean their entire meaning—beautiful.” – Hannah Maree…

Letters to Ghosts by Jasmine Sierra

Nº4 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series “With its bewitching imagery and poignant disharmonies, Letters to Ghosts comes as an uncomfortable inquiry into one’s identity and how this identity can actually have little or nothing to do with auto-determination.” —DrunkenBoat *** [GRANDMOTHER DIED long before i held her name between my teeth, but i…

Boy Interlude by @aforster26

Nº1 in the Platypus Press 2412 chapbook series *** [I held the wind hum of milk in my throat / let my mouth become an artefact of light – LANDSCAPE WITH HORSE AND TWO BOYS KISSING]   *** (Platypus Press, 1 December 2016, ebook, 12 pages, freebie from the publisher) *** GET A FREE COPY…

27, With A White Lighter by @MissJSquared

 Jennifer Juan returns, to share her early onset midlife crisis, with her fifth major poetry collection, 27, With A White Lighter. A reflection of her life so far, and what the future holds, Juan muses over romance, the meaning of life, drug culture, sexuality, Brexit, and so much more. The collection includes the poem “Toyland”,…