Monthly Archives: September 2015

Middle Island Press: Poetry Publishing

Middle Island Press

The early days of Middle Island Press looked a lot like this relaxing picture: lots of collating, folding, trimming that I took pride in and hope to return to soon, but for now, I’m enjoying the benefits of perfect-bound poetry publishing. I’m focusing on layout and design, feeling a bit less like a hands-on craft-person and a bit more like a publisher, but it’s all good.

It wasn’t so long ago that I reached timidly out to my first “stranger” who has become one of my greatest supporters over the years, and a fantastic poet and flash-fiction author (Salvatore Buttaci). One referral led to another and projects grew from quarterly to monthly, and sometimes two or more in a month, but one thing that hasn’t changed over these past seven years is the gratitude that I feel for the poets who have trusted me with their words, built me up with their praise until my head was swelling and my heart was glowing, and – I’ll say it again – kept the coffee flowing in this house.

Thank You, Poets. Your words are both my business and my pleasure!

Christina Anne Taylor

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Jupiter Works on Commission by Jack Phillips Lowe

Jack Phillips Lowe, a hard-working poet from Illinois, has published his second Middle Island Press poetry title: Jupiter Works on Commission: a perfect-bound poetry chapbook that is available at our website (see the flyer attachment below) as well as

Jack is a natural salesman and editor, so it’s always a positive experience working with him. I’ve also done an interview with him here at Poetica~Place which features a reading from his first Middle Island Press title, Cold Case Cowboys.

Lowe – Jupiter Flyer



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