Chapbooks and other small and micro-press publications are, I believe, an important part of the written culture.  Reading is always a one-on-one experience and the number of copies printed or the number of readers reached doesn’t alter that intimate experience.  While this online journal is meant to be a critical review, it is also a celebration of the dedication and creativity of the publishers who make chapbooks and the authors who find them the right form for their works.

Most of the reviews will be of recent publications but occasionally reviews of older works will be posted as well.  It’s possible that I’ll be writing all the reviews myself, but guest reviewers might appear as well.  While I love to buy chapbooks, broadsides, and other publications I can’t shell out for them all and publishers are encouraged to send in copies for review.  Just send me an email first.

To see espresso, the chapbook press I’m involved in, please visit

To see my work: http://caryfagan.com


Thanks for reading.

Cary Fagan