Sometimes good things are far too good to wait for. As a special teaser for the full-length debut collection from Christie Grimes, due next spring, Jane's Boy Press proudly presents Christie's first chapbook--Last to Leave. A Texas native now living in Northern New York, Christie's chapbook details the cultural adjustment of building a new home far from your old one, the nostalgia for the back roads and summer sun of our youth, and the new lives we build as we grow older. Featuring a sampling of poems that will appear in her full-length collection as well as many poems exclusive to this volume, Last to Leave is a perfect introduction to a striking new voice in poetry, one that we are proud to have as part of the Jane's Boy family. Last to Leave is a special unannounced release to our fall schedule and is currently available via Amazon and all major retailers.
Jane's Boy Press is proud to present the revised 2015 edition of Charlie Bondhus's debut full-length collection, How the Boy Might See It. Originally published by Pecan Grove Press in 2009, the initial print run has been sold out for some time, leaving the book out of print. Jane's Boy has partnered with Charlie to present an updated edition of the book, featuring all-new revisions, new poems, a brand new cover by Kevin Hinkle, and a special introduction by the poet. Charlie went on to release All the Heat We Could Carry via Main Street Rag Publishing Company, which selected the book for their 2013 book award. All the Heat We Could Carry went on to win the Thom Gunn Award. Readers familiar with Charlie from his award winning second book or his work as poetry editor at The Good Men Project can now see where it all began with this revised edition of his debut collection--a finalist for the Blue Light Press First Book Award in its original edition--out this week via Amazon and other major retailers.