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Poetic Matrix Press

If poets and lovers of poetry don't write, publish, read, and purchase poetry books then we will have no say in the quality of our contemporary culture and no excuse for the abuses of language, ideas, truth, beauty, and love in our cultural life.

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Poetic Matrix Press
P.O. Box 1223
Madera, CA 93639

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New book projects due out this fall:

Overcoming Writer's block at Burning Man

by Hassan El-Tayyab

This is a memoir by musician Hassan and recounts his trip across the US looking for that elusive muse. He arrives in Berkeley and hooks up with a group creating a metal sculpture called Fishbug. They go to Burning Man in the Nevada dessert and here he writes the musical piece Temple Sunrise. Hassan is a musician singer/songwriter with his group America Nomad.

The Black Kripple Deliverys Poetry & Lyrics
by Leroy Moore

Leroy is a black handicapped artist/activist who is committed to assisting other handicapped persons, whether black or not, to get a better shake in our contemporary society. He is committed to Hip Hop as a means of advancing this and lyrics and poetry are his showcase. This is a man on a mission.

The Art of Healing
by Gail and Charles Enterkin

Gail and Charles are well known to Poetic Matrix Press. We have published 2 books by Gail and 1 by Charles. In this volume they alternate pieces exploring the very trying journey through Charles' cancer. Charles writes confronting this in himself and Gail writes as his spouse, love and caregiver. They both are gifted poets and through this writing they reveal the difficulties and extreme love that takes Charles to complete remission. To say this is beautiful is an understatement.

Our Titles

Poetic Matrix Books

Our titles are available in many places and can be ordered/purchased at any independent bookstore with the title and author name and also with the ISBN number. We are available on Amazon (click on books and put in Poetic Matrix Press and see all our titles). We are available through many distributors including Ingram and Baker & Taylor to the trade and our primary distributor, Small Press Distribution (SPD), to the trade and to the retail public (click on browse by PUBLISHER, scroll to Poetic Matrix Press and see all out titles).

11 Main

Our shop is open at 11 Main with a limited number of titles, more will be added. We hope that with the addition of this online shopping site we can reach many more avid readers of poetry and the other books we publish. Now is a good time to buy a book.


Find all of our over 50 book on our website Read about the books and the authors. To order directly from PMP website go to our email Contact in red at the bottom of any page, note the book/books wanted, your name, mailing address and send, we will contact you. We prefer invoicing through PayPal but can send via regular mail with order.


We have 2 blogs on our website: Poets Comment into the World and Forever Journal. A recent Poets Comment into World by Ariel Gore:

"That kind of thinking [that writers must alleviate their guilt for leading a creative life] is based on the idea that the creative life is somehow self-indulgent. Artists and writers have to understand and live the truth that what we are doing is nourishing the world. William Carlos Williams said, 'It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.' You can't eat a book, right, but books have saved my life more often than sandwiches. And they've saved your life... But we don't say, oh, Maya Angelou should have silenced herself because other people have other destinies. It's interesting, because artists are always encouraged to feel guilty about their work. Why? Why don't we ask predatory bankers how they alleviate their guilt?"

We update this blog with Quotes, Notes comments. We invite you to look it over and should you have a comment you would like to add please send it to me via email at I will add it.

A recent piece on our Forever Journal by James Downs:

James Downs, Poet

137 bullets (a lament)
shots rang out...rang out...rang out
they have them cornered and shots
started ringing was as if 13
fingers resting against 13 triggers
couldn't hold back any more and so
shots rang out...rang out...rang out
no one even knew if they were alive
or dead inside
James Downs
(Cleveland car back-fires in front of
police department, a subsequent
100 officer chase...then 13 firing on
a cornered unarmed black couple)


Poetic Matrix Press will be at the 2016 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference and Bookfair at Los Angeles Convention Center March 30-April 2, 2016 as an Exhibitor. AWP changes cities each year and in 2016 it is in LA so we can make it. We will have a table and bring our titles.

If you have signed up to be a presenter at the LA AWP Conference please let us know so we can promote it. We invite you to attend, go to the AWP website at to purchase tickets. And please let us know if you plan to attend. Later we will set up signings and readings at our booth. We'll be talking about this more in the coming year.

John Peterson
Poetic Matrix Press

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