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Middle Island Press Release: Billy Boy by Rodney Nelson

Billy Boy, North Dakota poet Rodney Nelson’s SIXTH Middle Island Press title, was released this month and is unique insomuch as its contents are more relaxed in theme and “reachable” likely to a broader audience. He says this about his new chapbook:

Nelson - Billy Boy Cover JPEG“Most often, my poetry tries to take the reader out to prairie and desert and mountain—“the sticks”—but on occasion it can wither into something that only a stickman might have written. Find evidence of this in the wry, dry sticks of Billy Boy. I attempted to bind them all together with a string of “action” poems. It didn’t work, but the pile of remains may be worth a laugh. Here’s one: While Billy Boy was going on, a health lapse turned once-mesomorphic me into a stickman.” –Rodney Nelson

Billy Boy is now available at where several pages can be previewed. Poets appreciate the support of readers!



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Posted by on February 29, 2016 in News & Reviews


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The Nymph of the Unknown Forest by Loni Hoots

(A Middle Island Press poetry book release)

Hoots - Cover 1 JPEGThe Nymph of the Unknown Forest (ISBN 978-0-6924-6730-5) by Loni Hoots is a beautiful perfect-bound poetry chapbook that was released through Middle Island Press earlier this month.

From the Middle Island Press website:

In The Nymph of the Unknown Forest, the deep waters of the subconscious surface softly in this fantasy-full collection of narrative poems rich with the romance of youthful imagination, ethereal as whispers in wind and waves, yet clear and multi-sensory as a lucid dream that returns night after night… 

Browse several pages of this chapbook at It’s also available at the Middle Island Press website. Booksellers may contact me (Christina) directly at if interested in wholesale purchase.

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Posted by on June 17, 2015 in News & Reviews


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The Mermaid’s Thesaurus by Kallima Hamilton

Recently released by Middle Island Press, The Mermaid’s Thesaurus by Michigan poet Kallima Hamilton titillates the reader with a fresh feminine perspective on subjective life and the plethora of possibilities from which to approach it for adventure and misadventure alike.Hamilton-TMT-Cover-2-JPEG-e1371230533461 “From zany to contemplative…she demonstrates the knack for having fun with verse–each syllable rumbles with excitable overtures. Sensual, dense and light-hearted at turns, she uses words to express her unique philosophy of the world. As she puts it in “Mermaid Singing on a Grey Jutting Rock,” all journeys begin with her Mermaid-Muse’s “song-swirling sternum’s jeweled aria.”‘

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in News & Reviews


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