by Karen Sylvia Rockwell
In this collection of flash fiction pieces Rockwell delivers us into the various ways that people both connect and disconnect in our modern world. Rockwell tackles themes of communication, love, sexuality, identity, and even survival with characters ranging in age and life experience. From cellphone conversations to shared moments with a classic song,
these pieces are vignettes that allow the reader to connect with the experience of lives lived.
by Laurie Smith
From dreams to memories to the realities of life in the border cities of Windsor and Detroit, Smith's collection of poems brings us through wonder and the questionable in our everyday lives. Hers is a strong voice that emerges from the places familiar to those who inhabit the region these poems call home. From the works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
to New Year's Eve spent at the infamous Coach and Horses dive bar to the seeming simplicity of breakfast with her father, these poems connect on a profoundly personal level.
by Caleb Tankersley
Tankersley brings us through a collected mediation on life's bigger picture through instances of the particular everyday. Asking questions of ancestry, end times, the passage of time before and around us, this collections of poems shines through in vivid glimmers of Pabst and Sushi diners, pigeons meeting unfortunate ends. A unique and refreshing voice in contemporary poetics,
Caleb Tankersley brings a strength of voice that wonderfully exemplifies UFP's belief in emerging lyric voices.
by William Bradley
Drawing much from the pulp science fiction of the early 20th century, Bradley’s chapbook explores both the everyday and the contemporary world with a clear eye to that tradition. From the coming of age tale of the insect queen to the a modern take on Saint Nick to a meditation on the real world use of Superman’s powers, Bradley’s collection is a thoroughly enjoyable collection that conjures up works of Cooley Windsor and Richard Brautigan.
A true border crosser, Tales of Multiverse in Peril! is the first in our Cities of the Straits Chapbook series
Songs about Girls by Carter Vance (Spring 2017)
Skyscraper by Philip Sterwerf (Spring 2017)