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LaborLisa DeSiro

“I have to keep looking; try to see more, speak more, turn away less,” says Lisa DeSiro in her fine first book, Labor. ...

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Lubbock ElectricAnne Elezabeth Pluto

Anne Elezabeth Pluto’s Lubbock Electric is a gushing exploration of life in which she gives you, the reader her world to make your own. ...

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She Needs That EdgePaul Brookes

Paul Brookes takes us through five stories, pictures of the great and small ironies of life drawn as we observe the daily routines, rituals and reactions ...

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A Fire Without LightDarren C. Demaree

The concise, almost cold nature of these poems, and the speaker’s persona, is so stark, it mimics our very own political landscape, in all its deeply unsettling and troubling ways. ...

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Jesus in the Ghost Room · Rusty Barnes

Rusty Barnes is a rugged and honest poet. His language is pure Americana, deeply entrenched in the everyday, in family and in place. ...

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He was a Good FatherMark Borczon

In these poems you sense a man’s life being redeemed before your eyes. ...

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We are Procession, SeismographDevon Balwit

This collection of poetry by Devon Balwit takes a beautiful look at intimate moments, secret dreams and confessions. ...

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STARLANDJessica Purdy

From the trapdoors and “spy/code” that once enchanted her while reading Nancy Drew, to bumblebees struck by frost “still sucking from the cups/ of blossoms,” Jessica Purdy feels the pulse of mystery underlying ordinary life. ...

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Heart of the Broken WorldJeff Weddle

Living is a chaotic system that rips the Poet’s guts and splatters the entrails across the page ...

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Smokey of the MigrainesMichael McInnis

McInnis’ thin-lined narrative poem forces the cosmos through the vise of a migraine, through the noir pinhole of a beleaguered hit man ...

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Nixes Mate Review Anthology

Nixes Mate is a navigational hazard in Boston Harbor where, during the Colonial period, pirates and mutineers were gibbeted. ...

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Capp RoadMatt Borczon

Matt Borczon trains his laser-focus upon the claustrophobic, suffocating, sinking feeling of not being able to escape the nowhere fate that threatens, at every turn, to capture us like bugs under glass. ...

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The Willow HowlLisa Brognano

Lisa Brognano’s poetry is the vocal expression of those most beautiful things. ...

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The Paul Bunyan BallroomBud Backen

Long overdue, Bud Backen’s The Paul Bunyan Ballroom is, by its very nature, as BIG as a ballroom. ...

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My Southern ChildhoodPris Campbell

This is “the” universal southern memoir for the post-millennium. ...

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A World WherePaul Brookes

After reading the poems in A World Where, anything seems within the bounds of possibility. ...

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Waiting for an AnswerHeather Sullivan

Heather Sullivan’s Waiting for an Answer is a breath of fresh air, a debut collection by a poet who has actually lived long enough to have something to say. ...

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Air & other StoriesLauren Leja

Our narrator is an explorer, a girl who won’t say no to bizarre requests from loner/loser boys. ...

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Hitchhiking BeatitudesMichael McInnis

In Hitchhiking Beatitudes, McInnis gathers the strange and dangerous jewell-pieces from a North American sojourn for the new century. ...

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Comes To ThisJeff Weddle

This collection of poems by Jeff Weddle is the landmark in these hard and difficult times. ...

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Squall Line on the HorizonPris Campbell

Pris Campbell has taken her lyrical skills into the realm of Tanka and owns it. ...

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Kinky Keeps the House CleanMari Deweese

Meet Kinky at the intersection of domesticity and eroticism, the sacred crossroads of American womanhood. ...

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On Broad SoundRusty Barnes

Welcome to Rusty Barnes’ Revere, a seaside city on the outer bounds of Boston. ...

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Forthcoming titles:

The Lives of Atoms | Lee Okan
Temptation of Wood | Nancy Byrne Iannucci
I Wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me | Gloria Mindock
Lack of Calling | Mark DeCateret


Nixes Mate Books is NOT accepting unsolicited manuscripts for its book series. If you would like to submit poetry or short fiction to Nixes Mate Review, please see our Submit page. Thank you.