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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.

Poetic Matrix Press 20th Anniversary

2017 is the 20th Anniversary of Poetic Matrix Press, now with close to 60 full length books. We are into our year long celebration of these books. Work has began on the Poetic Matrix Press author anthology. We are looking to place 2 poems from each book plus a new piece from each author and an updated bio.

If anyone reading this would like to recommend poems please do so. We will consider all recommendations in the final choices.

We've begun showcasing these poems on our Forever Journal blog at our website Poetic Matrix. We are planning a reading in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in San Diego. It has been a great 20 years and continues on.

Recent Publications

The Benign Tree by Richard Kovac

Spiraling Forward: A Journey from Darkness to Light by Ashley Gene Pinkerton

Hasssan El-Tayyab

Eva Lucia ★ Reviews & Literature – An interview with Hassan, author of Composing Temple Sunrise.

In the Folds Album Cover

Hassan's new solo music CD
In the Folds

Check out the album In the Folds and the title song "In the Folds." You'll fall in love with Hassan, his music and his heart. He's heading off to Chicago and we wish him the best. We'll keep listening!

Listen to the Album | Available to Purchase on CDBaby

Books Coming in 2017 by...

Patricia Nelson
John Peterson
James Downs
Chris Olander
Marvin X

Sisyphus Literary Magazine

Sisyphus is a magazine that focuses on contemporary issues surrounding art, culture, and language.
Managing Editor, Charles Entrekin

This month, American Identity Issue (with this author and others; including)

I Am a White Male
John Peterson (essay)

The Moon Drew a Feather Across My Bones
Eugene Berson (poetry)

Four Million Marchers and 600 Cities
Judy Brackett, Washington D.C.
Laena Wilder, San Francisco
Katherine Entrekin, Oakland

Raphael Block in Concert

Raphael Block with guitarist David Field Raphael

Raphael Block in concert with guitarist David Field, Raphael reading from Strings of Shining Silence. Raphael and David have been in concert for sometime now. Watch for his next event.

I see that my central concern
throughout the collection is our
relationship to this wondrous earth.
Our very human world is also present
with its play of light and shadow, and
love's compass, spanning the
unlikely and unthinkable.

"Raphael Block's poetry reflects an empathy for all life. The voice of the poet recollects with insight and the quiet joys of life. A Shared panoply of the wonderful adventures in the garden of daily life when led with eyes, ears and feelings wide open. This collection is a strong, honest and intelligent work of seasoned poetry, aged like fine wine that a poetry lovers should experience."
J Glenn Evans – Poet, Novelist and Founder of PoetsWest

Note from Joan Michelson

"I published a new chapbook here (UK distribution only) with portrait sketches of residents in a home for assisted living, Boomvale Home. It is forthcoming in a dual-language Romanian-English edition this month (March). Also I won a publication prize from a London-Nigeria publisher (Sentinel Books) and I have a full collection with poems treating refugees and immigrants forthcoming in April. A decade's work coming to fruition."

Many of our titles are available at Small Press Distribution (SPD). All of our books can be ordered from your favorite bookstore and from Go to Poetic Matrix to find out more about our titles.

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