Chapbook Publication

Finishing Line Press is releasing my chapbook of poetry, Valley Meditation (with Palomino), March 23rd, 2016. Yes, that’s right: This March, the one right around the corner from El Nino–except that EN isn’t really hitting my portion of summer-deflated valley. Not really. A bit, though–a few days of substantial rainfall. Light showers are predicted for next week–oh how we can use them.

PB Rippey cover photoI’m so pleased Finishing Line Press is behind my little chapbook–mostly because they have a strong emphasis on publishing women poets and also because they published a male poet I admire, Paul Willis. My book is in humbling company.

The release date is a bit too far away yet for the cover design of the chapbook to be completed, I’m waiting to receive 2 of the book’s 3 blurbs (poets Chryss Yost, Millicent Acardi and Chris Abani)–but here is the cover photo FLP will use for design (taken by my sister, the art dealer with the artist’s eye).

Pre-orders are available from the press. I will post more information when the book design is up. You can like FLP on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@FLPress) and don’t forget to check out their New Women Writers annual chapbook award.head2

Yours in poetry and future extremely welcome rainstorms,



About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI.
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7 Responses to Chapbook Publication

  1. Whoo hoo! That’s great news! And a great press to be pressed in! Very happy for you.

    • PB Rippey says:

      Thanks, David. Are you getting slammed with snow???

      • If we were still in Northumberland, we would have been, but we are north of Wilkes-Barre now, almost out of the line of the storm. We barely got four inches. But wow, do they plow and salt in this town! With Relish and glorious abandon. Something about rural Pennsylvania, the jobs of plow drivers and volunteer firemen seem to attract a lot of local boys looking for excitement.

      • PB Rippey says:

        From So. Cal. the pictures of the snow look so beautiful, but I know it’s brutal. A friend in Astoria ventured out to make a snow angel, then hurried back inside. Glad you got the mild end!

  2. Fabulous news, how great to have given your poems a home behind such a fabulous cover, it sounds like 2016 is off to a promising start and worthy of celebration. I hope you continue to be inspired and go on to create the next collection. Enjoy the process and celebrate the achievement!

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