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©2017
            Post Traumatic Press





We are 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.

 

 

The latest from Post Traumatic Press:

 

Voice Lesson by Sharon Israel



“Sharon Israel’s “Type Triple A” is a poetic Mobius

strip whose title, meaning, and sound all curve back

on each other to create a beautiful effect.”

-- Ken S, Editor, SPANK the CARP



The Edge of Sleep by Leslie Gerber


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"You show how the poet can disappear into the poem.

A neat trick."

--Billy Collins (on "The Edge of Sleep")

 


The Mathematics of Disengagement by Susan Hoover


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"At first, one is challenged and moved by her juztapositions

and examinations of language, which are often dazzling,

 often beautiful – ‘no harness string enough / to hold you

 in the / blasphemy of / check’ or ‘lighting the way for all /

 the fine lines of / exhale.’ On almost every page one sees,

hears and feels these idiosyncratic, off-kilter pieces…

These poems are so strong they hurt.”

--Jason Shinder author of three books of poetry

 and the founder of the YMCA National Writer's Voice.


 

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 Wakoski


 

Third edition of Kind by Gretchen Primack