Crafting a Small Poetry Collection

How to Select Poems for a Chapbook

Holly Lyn Walrath
Write Weird
Published in
6 min readJan 26, 2020

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Chapbooks are small, but mighty.

As I’m reading the poetry book submissions for Interstellar Flight Press, it occurs to me that a lot of writers struggle to put together poems for a collection. But when the right congregation of poems appears, it’s so exciting as an editor. Poems, when collected, have…

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Holly Lyn Walrath
Write Weird

I'm a writer, editor, publisher, and poet. I write about writing. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com or on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath!