Chapbooks

Chapbook: noun (1798), A small book containing ballads, poems, tales, or tracts.

To order a chapbook using a credit card, use the links below. If you cannot use Paypal for any reason, contact me at miriam (at) mjoy (dot) org, and we’ll work out something else.


A circle with the sun in the center is divided into 8 slices with phases of the moon and symbols of the related holiday in each--a candle, a Brigid's cross, a sprout, a may crown, a bunch of sunflowers, a sheaf of wheat, an apple tree, and a crow.

One Turning: Poems for the Wheel of the Year
2011; $7 including shipping

A collection of eight poems for the changing seasons, tied to the eight neo-pagan holidays—Yule (Winter Solstice), Imbolc (Groundhog Day/Candlemas), Ostara (Spring Equinox), Beltane, Midsummer (Summer Solstice), Lunasa, Mabon (Fall Equinox), and Samhain (Halloween/All Souls Day). Order Here

Cover image by Bethany Comegys

Cover image with "Packing to Stay" and "Miriam Axel-Lute" at the top, and a suitcase whose shadow is the shape of a house in the lower left.

Packing to Stay
2005; $7 including shipping

One section of poems about New York City, one about relationships and politics. Order Here

Cover image by Nick Mullins.

Souls Like Mockingbirds
2001
$7, including shipping

Contents:
December Rose
Local History Lessons
Letter-Writing in an Age of E-mail
Keeping House
Living Close Together
Pro-Choice Poem for Christmas
They Never Call It Rape
Genie from a Bottle
Miriam Cast Out
Prayer for the Evangelist on the B Train
For the Gay Man Who Asked Me If I Was Attracted to Butch Women
Wade in the Water
An Argument Against Exercise
Apartment Heat
Closets of Children
Tomato Soup
Souls Like Mockingbirds

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