Available from Flowstone Press

Flowstone Press is excited to announce the release of our first books, three chapbooks and two full-length collections:


Announcements from the Planetarium
April 2017
by Judith Arcana

Announcements from the Planetarium examines aging, changing, moving, memory, and more. The collection includes poems from Arcana’s Mixtape Series and her Speculative Music Theory quartet. As Judith Vollmer writes, “Judith Arcana’s poems [are] both familiar and refreshingly strange …. jagged elegies on ‘time available’ and ‘the short version,’ dazzling crows, lonely streets, and mournful seers, with a hyper-realist eye on the past.”

The book is available now from Amazon.com. Learn more about the book and the author, and read a poem from the collection here.

brightdarkness_final_smBright Darkness
February 2017
by Ken Letko

“Why have I spent so much of my life trying to be like an ant, nine times stronger than a human?” asks poet Ken Letko, in his full-length debut, Bright Darkness. That’s easy. Because, by striving with such strength, Ken’s given the world his unique, big-hearted worldview distilled between the covers of a book. — Rebecca Lawton, author of Steelies and Other Endangered Species

Available now from Amazon.com.  Learn more about the book and author Ken Letko here.


The Wire Fence Holding Back the World

December 2016
by Martin Willitts Jr.
Winner, 2016 Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Chapbook Award

“These tightly coiled lyric poems are born of the earth, and of the interface between observation, intellect, faith, and logic. They are of childhood and old age, of butterflies and songbirds and turtles, and of the mountains and grasses…all those things that are ignited and illumined by the sun… This is a profound book of hope and belief in those things that are bigger than we know of” – Jared Smith

Available now from Amazon.com.

ted_jean_cover_final_smDesultory Sonnets
November 2016
by Ted Jean
Winner, 2016 Turtle Island Poetry Award

“Ted Jean is the kind of poet who pulls off the road in his truck to write a poem about the universe. With its faint echoes of Snyder and Ammons, the world of these sonnets is at once immediate and distant, thick with ‘corporeality’ and light with the long view. If the void is never far away, its antechamber is such, as in ‘Deep Weed Theory,’ that the ‘transit,’ as he calls living, is one from ‘heaven to Heaven.’  These poems extend not just the language but our sense of what it is to be.” – Roger Mitchell, author of Lemon Peeled the Moment Before

Available now from Amazon.com.

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November 2016
by Gary Lark
Winner, 2016 Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Chapbook Award

“In River of Solace, time twists up through the lives in these pages like a deep, dark root. The spells Lark casts are immediate and lasting, and the echoes of these poems will haunt you. This geographic and emotional terrain matters in all the ways that count.” – Michael McGriff, author of Home Burial and Dismantling the Hills

Available now from Amazon.com.