Chapbooks are small books, usually under 40 pages. I like this format for poetry especially because poetry is often very demanding. A chapbook allows you to have those concentrated pieces of writing isolated in small and intimate packages. Chapbooks also neatly and concisely mark out events that occur and that are more vividly inscribed in emotions and the imagination.
From top, left to right: Fifty-one Shades of Black and Blue (2013. Poems by Robles, Mike Rose-Steel and SMSteele), Foundlings (2011), Assorted chapbooks from Woodland Editions, The New & Improved More Homes of the Stars (1984), Mad Dog in Search Plays Tennis (1976), Unseen Stream (Em Press, 1998. Illustrations by Adam Broner), Earmarks: Being a Metaphysic on the Profound Nature of Ears (Two in a Tub Press. 1974. With Linda Rollins), Edna’s Death (1991, 1994), Katerina’s Friend (1980).