My favorite small press poetry, visual poetry, and micro/flash fiction books

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My #1 pick of the small press books I have read in 2022 is COPY LEFT by Serse Luigetti (Redfoxpress, 2020).

GX Jupitter-Larsen receives a copy of COPY LEFT. (Audio by Serse Luigetti.)

Fifty-one more favorites from 2022, in the order in which I read them:

chapped lips (part exposé) by P. Hope (wrong revolution publishing, 2021)

Songs to Come for the Salamander by Mark Young (Sandy Press & Meritage Press, 2021)

The Wet Motorcycle: a selected by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino (E·ratio Editions, 2019) (Free e-book)

EDEN by Robert Frede Kenter (Rare Swan Press, 2021)

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Grassbleed by Mehreen Ahmed (Mindfield Publishing, 2021)

Urban Mustang by Linnet Phoenix (Impspired, 2021)

Post-ed on Your Mirror by Linnet Phoenix (Posthuman Poetry & Prose, 2021)

Hydrogen Sofi by Tanya Rakh (Posthuman Poetry & Prose, 2021)

Liminal Zenith by Clayre Benzadón (SurVision Books, 2019)

Calibration by Keith Higginbotham (Argotist Ebooks, 2011) (Free e-book)

I am the Rage by Dr. Martina McGowan (Sourcebooks, 2021)

Hey Girl, Are You in the Experimental Group? by Shareen K. Murayama (Small Harbor Publishing, 2022)

Habits of Totems by Ivan Peledov (Impspired, 2021)

Pomegranate Flesh by Strider Marcus Jones (2012)

Requiem for a Robot Dog by Lauren Scharhag (Cajun Mutt Press, 2019)

Works & Interviews by Michael Jacobson (Post-Asemic Press, 2018)

Before the Bridges Fell by David L. O’Nan (Cajun Mutt Press, 2022)

<Reboot> More So…Disconnected by Wayne Mason (Beir Bua Press, 2022)

Mexico Honey by Nathan Anderson (2022)

Nathan Anderson reads Mexico Honey.

Somnolent Game by Michael Jacobson (Post-Asemic Press, 2022)

Pulp by Robert Dean (Finishing Line Press, 2022)

RED RULES bent by Charlotte Jung (Viktlösheten Press, 2022)

Dog Days: haikus of summer by Jerome Berglund (2021)

Walter Takes a Staycation: the romantic disease by Jerome Berglund (2021)

Dissolving by Mike Andrelczyk (Alien Buddha Press, 2019)

Gateway 2000 & Other Poems by Mike Andrelczyk (Ghost City Press, 2020)

The Drone Outside by Kristine Ong Muslim (2017, Eibonvale Chapbook Line #1)

The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos (University of Iowa Press, 2021)

Housebreak by Shareen K. Murayama (Bad Betty Press, 2022)

inside the black hornets mind-tunnel by Giorgia Pavlidou (Trainwreck Press, 2021) (R.I.P. John C. Goodman)

The Book of Clyde by Sylvia Van Nooten (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)

Close to the Tree: Poems by Robert Gibbons (Three Rooms Press, 2012)

Sad Sad Boy by Michael O’Brien (Back Patio Press, 2022)

Genesis by Crisosto Apache (Lost Alphabet, 2018)

Your order is now equipped for shipping by Mark Young (Sandy Press, 2022)

Teaching and Learning Haiku in English by David McMurray (The International University of Kagoshima, 2022)

Left of the Dial by Jessie Lynn McMains (Scumbag Press, 2022)

Here, Which Is Also a Place by Mark DuCharme (Unlikely Books, 2022)

21 Koans by Christian Garduno (2022)

automatic message by Joshua Martin (Free Lines Press, 2022)

Soul Etchings: A flash fiction collection by Dr. Sandra Arnold (Retreat West Books, 2019)

Kahi and Lua:: Tales of the First and the Second by Melissa Llanes Brownlee (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)

Small Shadows by John Hawkhead (Alba Publishing, 2016)

Bone Moon by John Hawkhead (Alba Publishing, 2022)

A Curious Mix in Free Verse by Dr. Lindy Warrell (Wattletales Publishing, 2022)

The Book of I.P.: Idle Poems by Chris Courtney Martin (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)

Beyond the Spaghettiville Bridge by Matt Stefon (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)

Backstories by Jonathan Penton (Argotist Ebooks, 2017) (Free e-book)

The Strangest Thankyou, 10th Anniversary Edition: Poems and illustrations of the surreal rooted in reality by R.C. Thomas (R.C. Thomas Things, 2022)

WHEREAS: Poems by Layli Long Soldier (Graywolf Press. 2017)

Venusian Sands by Lachlan J McDougall (2022)

(The 2021 list is coming soon.)