Indolent Books

Indolent Books We are a small independent poetry press specializing in writers whose work deserves to be out there...but isn't. Yet. www.IndolentBooks.com
Small nonprofit poetry press in Brooklyn, New York.
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Indolent Books is a poetry press founded in 2015 and operating in Brooklyn as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Indolent was founded as a home for poets of a certain age who have done the creative work but for whatever reason (family, career, self- effacement, etc.) have not published a first collection. But we are not dogmatic about that mission: Ultimately, we publish books we like and care about, short or long, poetry or prose. We are queer owned, queer staffed, and maintain a commitment to diversity among our authors, artists, designers, developers, and other team members.

Giselle Melgar, "The Silent House"What Rough Beast | 07 14 20
07/14/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 14 20 | Giselle Melgar

Giselle Melgar, "The Silent House"
What Rough Beast | 07 14 20

Giselle Melgar The Silent House The sky is gloomy Clouds fill the air And there lies a town of grey Cleared out walkways No one in sight Many fearing they may be next The wind is strong Blowing vac…

Abigail Schreiner, "The Virus"What Rough Beast | 07 13 20
07/13/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 13 20 | Abigail Schreiner

Abigail Schreiner, "The Virus"
What Rough Beast | 07 13 20

Abigail Schreiner The Virus The virus checks its surroundings, a large house the color of a cloud, it’s the United States. The long journey across the land yet no mercy for any creature, that dare …

Chad Parenteau, "Resistance Tankas, An Occasional Series"What Rough Beast | 07 12 20
07/12/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 12 20 | Chad Parenteau

Chad Parenteau, "Resistance Tankas, An Occasional Series"
What Rough Beast | 07 12 20

Chad Parenteau Resistance Tankas, An Occasional Series Ghislaine Maxwell Jesus Confessions are all to Ghislaine Maxwell Jesus who’s heard everyone’s, escaped to the desert with no one above her to …

Tonya Y. Chadi, "Lately"What Rough Beast | 07 11 20
07/11/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 11 20 | Tonya Y. Chadi

Tonya Y. Chadi, "Lately"
What Rough Beast | 07 11 20

Tonya Y. Chadi Lately Lately, strangers send me candy, or coffee, or lunch. They honk their horns and clap their hands then flip me a thank you for your service, as they drive by. It was the same. …

Eliza Mimski, "Three Women Waiting"What Rough Beast | 07 10 20
07/10/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 10 20 | Eliza Mimski

Eliza Mimski, "Three Women Waiting"
What Rough Beast | 07 10 20

Eliza Mimski Three Women Waiting There is dread on Lunia Czechowska’s mask-like face, eyes heavy-lidded. Her elongated Modigliani neck has resigned itself. Each day repeating, repeating. a grinding…

Ronda Piszk Broatch, "Dream Sonnet With Persistence of Memory"What Rough Beast | 07 09 20
07/09/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 09 20 | Ronda Piszk Broatch

Ronda Piszk Broatch, "Dream Sonnet With Persistence of Memory"
What Rough Beast | 07 09 20

Ronda Piszk Broatch Dream Sonnet With Persistence of Memory I was awake and you were my sleeping compass I was about to tell you this morning how I became allergic to Saturday’s sh*t show, but you …

Zoë Fay-Stindt, "How We Write the World to Life Again"What Rough Beast | 07 09 20
07/09/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 09 20 | Zoë Fay-Stindt

Zoë Fay-Stindt, "How We Write the World to Life Again"
What Rough Beast | 07 09 20

Zoë Fay-Stindt How We Write the World to Life Again I love watching the bowed heads, how, prayer-like, though faith floats thin these days, we curl in to do the work: bring our pens down until they…

Robin Gow, "survival poem"What Rough Beast | 07 08 20
07/08/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 08 20 | Robin Gow

Robin Gow, "survival poem"
What Rough Beast | 07 08 20

Robin Gow survival poem when i can’t get up i pretend i am just a swarm of beetles sprawled across a bed sheet. i scurry the walls towards the bathroom to wash my face. no one can tell me the…

Quintin Collins, "Would-Be Rats"What Rough Beast | 07 08 20
07/08/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 08 20 | Quintin Collins

Quintin Collins, "Would-Be Rats"
What Rough Beast | 07 08 20

Quintin Collins Would-Be Rats Brookline, dawn: squirrels note the hour on Pleasant Street. Squirrels up and down tree trunks, in and out of trash cans near Comm Ave. Squirrels, a viral tweet says, …

Zoë Fay-Stindt, "Quarantine Inventory of Things You Cannot Do"What Rough Beast | 07 08 20
07/08/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 08 20 | Zoë Fay-Stindt

Zoë Fay-Stindt, "Quarantine Inventory of Things You Cannot Do"
What Rough Beast | 07 08 20

Zoë Fay-Stindt Quarantine Inventory of Things You Cannot Do If exercising, do not go farther than 1 km from your domicile, do not forget to bring your papers with you. Do not walk the roman road, d…

Robin Gow, "aubade possibly made of ash"What Rough Beast | 07 07 20
07/07/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 07 20 | Robin Gow

Robin Gow, "aubade possibly made of ash"
What Rough Beast | 07 07 20

Robin Gow aubade possibly made of ash the birds outside my window are not birds at all. they are likely a swarm of girls with bob-haircuts all chattering early morning. it is important to get a hea…

Quintin Collins, "the bees rebuild"What Rough Beast | 07 07 20
07/07/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 07 20 | Quintin Collins

Quintin Collins, "the bees rebuild"
What Rough Beast | 07 07 20

Quintin Collins the bees rebuild today we build a new home, the old hive foam-smothered —bodies dropped, writhed— but today, new honeycombs to nest our young, collect honey< —some twitched for d…

Zoë Fay-Stindt, "Stop Being So Jealous of the Creatures"What Rough Beast | 07 07 20
07/07/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 07 20 | Zoë Fay-Stindt

Zoë Fay-Stindt, "Stop Being So Jealous of the Creatures"
What Rough Beast | 07 07 20

Zoë Fay-Stindt Stop Being So Jealous of the Creatures Rinse & repeat: get high on the mountain and slip your way down its rocky vertebrae, counting lichens. Slick with rain, down dog, let your …

Quintin Collins, "The Freedom Trail Tour Guide Shyly Mentions Slaves Were Sold at Boston Harbor"What Rough Beast | 07 06...
07/06/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 06 20 | Quintin Collins

Quintin Collins, "The Freedom Trail Tour Guide Shyly Mentions Slaves Were Sold at Boston Harbor"
What Rough Beast | 07 06 20

Quintin CollinsThe Freedom Trail Tour Guide Shyly Mentions Slaves Were Sold at Boston Harbor What brick would guide usacross the Atlantic?Ocean floor sand—this grainwas once bone, oncebody.Crispus …

Robin Gow, "i never meant to leave orbit like this"What Rough Beast | 07 06 20
07/06/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 06 20 | Robin Gow

Robin Gow, "i never meant to leave orbit like this"
What Rough Beast | 07 06 20

Robin Gow i never meant to leave orbit like this with my rocket stages drifting like pool floaties around the surface. everything smells like chlorine this morning so i don’t drink any water.…

Quintin Collins, "Generation Snowflake"What Rough Beast | 07 05 20
07/05/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 05 20 | Quintin Collins

Quintin Collins, "Generation Snowflake"
What Rough Beast | 07 05 20

Quintin Collins Generation Snowflake this is how they like us when we float down from the sky when they can catch us in their palms let the heat melt us to water cold a concession to enjoy our pres…

David M. Alper, "Three Poems"What Rough Beast | 07 04 20
07/05/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 04 20 | David M. Alper

David M. Alper, "Three Poems"
What Rough Beast | 07 04 20

David M. Alper Three Poems A Country Made of Face Masks The pundits state we’ve at long last started to move from philosophical doctrine to worthlessness. It’s valid that stopping is de…

Claire Bateman, "sFSTG"What Rough Beast | 07 03 20
07/03/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 03 20 | Claire Bateman

Claire Bateman, "sFSTG"
What Rough Beast | 07 03 20

Claire Bateman sFSTG Spontaneous facial self-touch gestures (sFSTG) are performed manifold every day by every human being, primarily in stressful situations. —NIH “Don’t touch your face,” warn publ…

Kendra Leonard, "Tell Us What You’re Doing We Want to Know How You’re Coping with the Pandemic"What Rough Beast | 07 02 ...
07/02/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20 | Kendra Leonard

Kendra Leonard, "Tell Us What You’re Doing We Want to Know How You’re Coping with the Pandemic"
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20

Kendra Leonard Tell Us What You’re Doing We Want to Know How You’re Coping with the Pandemic I singing at home alone to the dog to the peonies— soft pink face-surrounding cloud touching whole-engul…

Lisa Schapiro Flynn, "Afterimage, April 2020"What Rough Beast | 07 02 20
07/02/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20 | Lisa Schapiro Flynn

Lisa Schapiro Flynn, "Afterimage, April 2020"
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20

Lisa Schapiro Flynn Afterimage, April 2020 In memory of Gregg Even now, I want to text your empty number, not convinced the light of your phone won’t reach you. All week, I wait to learn it’s a mis…

J.D. Isip, "Carmelitos Ever After"What Rough Beast | 07 02 20
07/02/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20 | J.D. Isip

J.D. Isip, "Carmelitos Ever After"
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20

J.D. Isip Carmelitos Ever After Every night, every time the bank account is empty, it calls to me, its many voices who lived and died there in the cold concrete tombs, lined with the finest layaway…

Suzanne Verrall, "Doomsday"What Rough Beast | 07 02 20
07/02/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20 | Suzanne Verrall

Suzanne Verrall, "Doomsday"
What Rough Beast | 07 02 20

Suzanne Verrall Doomsday while the people were indoors avoiding contagion a kangaroo hopped through the empty city streets dolphins re-entered the clearing river waters and two giant pandas mated h…

Suzanne Verrall, "Doomsday"What Rough Beast | 07 01 20
07/02/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20 | Suzanne Verrall

Suzanne Verrall, "Doomsday"
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20

Suzanne Verrall Doomsday while the people were indoors avoiding contagion a kangaroo hopped through the empty city streets dolphins re-entered the clearing river waters and two giant pandas mated h…

Hasnain Ali Syed, "Brown"What Rough Beast | 07 01 20
07/01/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20 | Hasnain Ali Syed

Hasnain Ali Syed, "Brown"
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20

Hasnain Ali Syed Brown I am not just brown I am where The glow of melanin meets The shine of pearl white An intersection of culture An unparalleled sight I have a history of resilience But don’t mi…

J.D. Isip, "Archangel"What Rough Beast | 07 01 20
07/01/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20 | J.D. Isip

J.D. Isip, "Archangel"
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20

J.D. Isip Archangel for Pete The best of us had gorgeous golden hair, impish dimples, soft, enormous wings, and kind eyes, left his Daddy’s church in middle Tennessee to be the youngest pastor with…

Isabel Duque, "Ticking Time Bomb"What Rough Beast | 07 01 20
07/01/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20 | Isabel Duque

Isabel Duque, "Ticking Time Bomb"
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20

Isabel Duque Ticking Time Bomb Tick, Treading on a snake that is already broken, The feeling of withdraw. The chaos normal, consumption normal, with all The clamor, cacophony, teeth. Bang. A Dream …

Milton P. Ehrlich, "Quarantined"What Rough Beast | 07 01 20
07/01/2020
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20 | Milton P. Ehrlich

Milton P. Ehrlich, "Quarantined"
What Rough Beast | 07 01 20

Milton P. Ehrlich Quarantined Buried underground in my sarcophagus wrapped in stone I worry about 1,089 poems I’ve left behind that needed revisions. It wasn’t my intention to reveal all the faults…

J.D. Isip, "Return"What Rough Beast | 06 30 20
06/30/2020
What Rough Beast | 06 30 20 | J.D. Isip

J.D. Isip, "Return"
What Rough Beast | 06 30 20

J.D. Isip Return My White God, have me, a mess of sinew and intention and blood, too, so much clotted me, black-speckled simmering under the mass of heaven, of you, my god, my judgment, misjudgment…

Cheryl Caesar, "Sheltering Places"What Rough Beast | 06 30 20
06/30/2020
What Rough Beast | 06 30 20 | Cheryl Caesar

Cheryl Caesar, "Sheltering Places"
What Rough Beast | 06 30 20

Cheryl Caesar Sheltering Places after Jobim A box. A bed. A house. A home. It’s the shelter that waits when you’re living alone. A coat. A bag. A phone. A Mac. It’s your coffeeshop space with the w…

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon, "I miss the way"What Rough Beast | 06 30 20
06/30/2020
What Rough Beast | 06 30 20 | Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon, "I miss the way"
What Rough Beast | 06 30 20

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon I miss the way for Robert your chin rests on my head, when we hug, say hello— sixteen years ago I welcomed you, a tiny bairn snug in my daughter’s arms. I miss your sharp, e…

Margot Wizansky, "Sheltered"What Rough Beast | 06 29 20
06/29/2020
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20 | Margot Wizansky

Margot Wizansky, "Sheltered"
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20

Margot Wizansky Sheltered by tupelos, their multiple trunks reaching up like long fingers, and beyond them, the harbor dazzling and by the long and empty road where the highest branches of pines dr…

Koss, "Space Changes"What Rough Beast | 06 29 20
06/29/2020
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20 | Koss

Koss, "Space Changes"
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20

Koss Space Changes Dear Max, Space forever changed when you fled Earth. Stars once scattered promise, even in their glittery deaths. Now a frigid constellation arrests the black sky static, though …

Hasnain Ali Syed, "Toxic Gallantry"What Rough Beast | 06 29 20
06/29/2020
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20 | Hasnain Ali Syed

Hasnain Ali Syed, "Toxic Gallantry"
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20

Hasnain Ali Syed Toxic Gallantry You are Chivalrous In your mind You stand tall So upright Smoking cigarettes Without a count You’re only concerned With having a good time You fabricate stories Bas…

J.D. Isip, "Southern Comfort"What Rough Beast | 06 29 20
06/29/2020
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20 | J.D. Isip

J.D. Isip, "Southern Comfort"
What Rough Beast | 06 29 20

J.D. Isip Southern Comfort Los Angeles does not prepare you for how white the world is outside of barrios, mangling your Spanish to cashiers in Santa Ana or Hawaiian Gardens, ghettos, real ghettos …

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