Published by @GhostCityPress //Germz

Beautifully presented poetry, with illustrations, and plays in form, which I love to be inspired by, on thoughts on parties, scrolling, relationships, train rides, and fruits with inedible skins. ‘It seems I only miss you when I’m ovulating -according to this period app,’ 

Written in the intimate style of a journal, this is a gem. 

And the good news? You can download this book for free from Ghost City Press. All donations go directly to the writer. Here’s the link. Happy reading!


Book Review. When Cars Touch. Alexis Bates. 

When Cars Touch begins innocuously enough with poem We Strike Violently (Against one Another) and then we come to a poem titled A Poem about Fingering, which uses a buzzing bee hive as a metaphor. Throughout When Cars Touch writer Alexis Bates continues to use metaphors, with concrete imagery to illustrate her points. These include tying strings around your teeth, cathedrals, flowers, oysters, & gallerys. 

The poems follow a narrative of a broken relationship. Some talk outwardly, others to somebody. 

“you are not broken

just deconstructed

you will rebuild.” 

When Cars Touch is a memorable little book. Published by Ghost City Press as part of their summer chapbook series, available as a free download, with the option to donate.

The Lonely is another wonderful chapbook by Alexis Bates, published by Luminous Press

She is on Twitter @thewriterbates 


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Ghost City Press 2017 Summer Micro Chapbook Series Roundup. 

First up, on the Fifth Of June 📆 


A favorite of mine, with a great cover, and title, URBAN NECTAR takes us through the streets of an urban street, with ‘needles, used and discarded.’ and ‘police cars by the dozen.’

6th of June 📅 


7th of June 📆


8th of June 📅


9th of June 📆


Whew! And that was Week Two of The Ghost City Press 2017 Summer Micro Chapbook series. All available for free! So if anything takes your fancy, go download them!

Week Three

June 12th 📅


I loved reading this one. Gotta love somebody that dedicates a book to themselves (why aren’t more of us doing this?)

June 13th 📆


I think Nancy needs to share more of her writing. 

June 14th📅


An intriguing short story.

June 15th 📆


June 16th 📅


Another favourite.

What an exciting couple of weeks! All talented writers, and artists, and a good looking bunch too.

All of these chapbooks can be downloaded for free, but all proceeds go back to the writers, and if you can afford it, why not help them out? 


I have absolutely loved sharing this amazing series with you, so stay tuned for the next roundup.

Ghost City Press Micro Chapbook Summer Series Roundup. 

​I love Ghost City press.

My summer last year was characterised by the Ghost City press micro chapbooks Summer series.

Whilst I moved into my own flat, I read Puppycat by Precious Okoyomon, and when I went on my first holiday abroad, I read Abuse Cycle by Ace Boggess by the pool.

When some literature comes hand in hand with huge events in your life I think they are forever something you are commited to. 

Micro chapbook SLIPKNOT HASN’T TWEETED SINCE 2012 by Joseph Parker Okay taught me what a macro is, Meaning, the Shepherd of Impulse by Carter Jones is beautifully illustrated, and Until the Foxes by C. M. Keehl is immaculate.

Ghost City press will introduce you to a wide range of underappreciated writers, and show you just what modern poetry is looking like these days. 

The 2016 summer series can be downloaded for free, or you can donate a few pennies.

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Now for 2017. 

75 micro chapbooks. Subscribe at for free, and get a chapbook almost every day in your inbox. You can also donate money at whichever price you can afford (and I would suggest you do, it all goes back to the writer) 

May 29th 📆

Yr Yr Matt Margo 
Art “Accident.” Joey P. 

Matt Margo is a person who writes. Their other books include Blueberry Lemonade (Bottlecap Press, 2015) and When Empurpled: An Elegy (Pteron Press, 2013). They are Founding Editor of Zoomoozophone Review, Editor-in-Chief of experiential-experimental-literature, and Publicity Director for Gold Wake Press. Learn more about Matt and their writing here.

May 30th 📆

Origami Creature 
Nathanael William Stolte is the author of four chapbooks. He is the Acquisitions Editor of CWP Collective Press. His work has appeared in several online and print journals. Nathanael is a madcap, DIY, flower-punk, Buffalo bred and corn-fed-poet.

May 31st 📆

A Dream you Have Not Had


June 1st 📆

Dream – Like Houses 

Art Sarah Shields

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June 2nd 📆


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