Post Traumatic Press

(PTP) is a
small independent press founded in 2000. Our original mission: to give voices
to veterans and noncombatants whose lives have been affected by the trauma of
war. We have since expanded to include other work

latest from PTP

The Mathematics of Disengagement by Susan Hoover

“For those of us privileged to know
her, Susan Hoover’s poems are a reflection of the woman herself. Intelligent,
highly charged, funny, understated, passionate, proud, self-effacing, daring,
joyful, logical, and heartrending. Don’t enter these poems lightly; they won’t
forgive even a flicker of inattention.  Hoover is a top shelf poet; do whatever it takes to
make room for these gorgeous poems, they reward both heart and head.”

- Angelo Verga, author of six
poetry collections, and curator of Literary Events at the legendary
Cornelia Street Café.

“A commanding three-part
mathematical poetic masterpiece of intimate musical delicacy with surprising
twists that land you in the light of fiction and truth/on rough seas/among
swimming words/and the sparkling light of fiction and truth/with the fragility
of glass and the charred edges of repercussion/flipping coins with the
devil/dodging the wreckage of life/falling axes/and edges/lines/and angles
shift and reclaim themselves in the strong shadow of the sun.”

- Bruce Weber, author of
Poetic Justice (Ikon Press) 

Postcards from America by Judith Kerman

"Judith Kerman writes with substance, a wholesome acceptance of an
imperfect world, oneself

included. Her poems are an admirable reality-check for all of us."─Diane


Second edition of Kind by Gretchen Primack

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