Squirrel Cane Press

Squirrel Cane Press Squirrel Cane Press searches for new and existing talent. We publish limited edition postcards and broadsides.
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So the idea of Squirrel Cane Press was hatched when I was in college, we didn't begin really taking things seriously unt...
01/06/2020

So the idea of Squirrel Cane Press was hatched when I was in college, we didn't begin really taking things seriously until about six years ago when we opened Landmark Books. Prior to that we published a post-beat magazine, an occasional broadside and a handful of postcards. In the next couple of months we will be accepting submissions for our next part of the Condensed Poetry Series. For consideration we are looking for poems that are less than twenty lines and are related by a subject or theme. They can be emailed to us here or through our store, Landmark Books.

The 2019 Haiku Contest award winning postcard has arrived for sale at Landmark Books.  This years winning entry "Augary"...
09/28/2019

The 2019 Haiku Contest award winning postcard has arrived for sale at Landmark Books. This years winning entry "Augary" by two time winner Ellen Lord is available now. There were only 100 of these printed and signed so get them while they last!

Here's the first look at what the award winning Haiku postcard may look like.  Just waiting for author approval.  What d...
08/27/2019

Here's the first look at what the award winning Haiku postcard may look like. Just waiting for author approval. What do you think?

Thank you for all the submissions to this year’s 2019 Haiku Contest.  We received over 350 submissions from across the c...
08/22/2019

Thank you for all the submissions to this year’s 2019 Haiku Contest. We received over 350 submissions from across the country. It was a tough decision, and I am sorry for the delay. This year’s winner is Ellen Lord. Ellen is our first two time winner. Her haiku will appear on a limited edition postcard designed by Squirrel Cane Press.

Today is Charles Bukowski's birthday.  Here's a postcard we printed celebrating him and his typewriters.
08/16/2019

Today is Charles Bukowski's birthday. Here's a postcard we printed celebrating him and his typewriters.

5th Annual Haiku Contest.We will be accepting original Haikus all July. The winning Haiku will be published on a limited...
07/13/2019

5th Annual Haiku Contest.
We will be accepting original Haikus all July. The winning Haiku will be published on a limited edition postcard by Squirrel Cane Press. Deadline to enter is August 15th. Typed poems can be dropped off at Landmark Books or emailed to [email protected]

If you stop by Landmark Books you'll see a wonderful display of some of our books and postcards.
05/31/2019

If you stop by Landmark Books you'll see a wonderful display of some of our books and postcards.

Here's a trip back in time.  This postcard was done for National Poetry Month 2014.  I think Landmark Books still has a ...
05/03/2019

Here's a trip back in time. This postcard was done for National Poetry Month 2014. I think Landmark Books still has a couple left.

Just in time for National Poetry Month is our latest edition of the Condensed Poetry Series from poet James Tice.  It is...
04/05/2019

Just in time for National Poetry Month is our latest edition of the Condensed Poetry Series from poet James Tice. It is a collection of haiku called "Haiku Express" and is on sale now at Landmark Books.

The new edition of Condensed Poetry is taking shape.
03/31/2019

The new edition of Condensed Poetry is taking shape.

So things are progressing nicely on the latest Condensed Poetry publication.  "Haiku Express" by James Tice will be out ...
03/29/2019

So things are progressing nicely on the latest Condensed Poetry publication. "Haiku Express" by James Tice will be out earlier than I thought.

Our next Condensed Poetry Series offering will feature the Haiku of Detroit poet James Tice and it will be entitled "Hai...
03/26/2019

Our next Condensed Poetry Series offering will feature the Haiku of Detroit poet James Tice and it will be entitled "Haiku Express". We are shooting for a June release.

If you haven't picked up the latest in our Condensed Poetry Series, "Writer's Block", there are still a few left.  Buy t...
02/15/2019

If you haven't picked up the latest in our Condensed Poetry Series, "Writer's Block", there are still a few left. Buy them at Landmark Books.

We almost forgot, Squirrel Cane Press turned 5 in November, not counting the 90's and 00's as we were on again and off a...
12/07/2018

We almost forgot, Squirrel Cane Press turned 5 in November, not counting the 90's and 00's as we were on again and off again publishing. So woowhoo for another five years!

Squirrel Cane Press is publishing a new instalment in their Condensed Books series.  This one is a collection of poems b...
11/20/2018

Squirrel Cane Press is publishing a new instalment in their Condensed Books series. This one is a collection of poems by Paul Stebleton and it will hit shelves next week, it's called "Writer's Block". Just in time for Christmas!

We are excited to announce the arrival of this year's Haiku Contest winning postcards from Mark Morgan.  Get yours today...
11/14/2018

We are excited to announce the arrival of this year's Haiku Contest winning postcards from Mark Morgan. Get yours today at Landmark Books while they last!

Going to press tomorrow with the winner of this years Haiku contest.  Here's a sneak peek at it.
10/02/2018

Going to press tomorrow with the winner of this years Haiku contest. Here's a sneak peek at it.

Squirrel Cane Press along with Landmark Books have sponsored an annual haiku contest since 2014 and are proud to announc...
08/10/2018

Squirrel Cane Press along with Landmark Books have sponsored an annual haiku contest since 2014 and are proud to announce this year’s winner, Mark Morgan Jr. with his haiku “Banshee”. Mark is Detroit native and has been publishing his work mostly online. We look forward to publishing his haiku on a limited edition postcard which will be sold exclusively at Landmark Books. In the mean time, if you would like to check out some of Mark’s poetry, check out his blog, An Autumn Road, at anautumnroad.tumblr.com. Watch our page and website for details on the release.

For those wondering about this year's Haiku Contest, we will begin accepting submissions on July 1st.
05/25/2018

For those wondering about this year's Haiku Contest, we will begin accepting submissions on July 1st.

We are happy to announce a new book coming soon.  It is a memoir of sorts dealing with the music scene around Ann Arbor ...
05/15/2018

We are happy to announce a new book coming soon. It is a memoir of sorts dealing with the music scene around Ann Arbor and Detroit 1988-1994. The author Paul Stebleton attended many shows, worked as roadie and played in several bands during that time and this book chronicles some of those experiences. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Squirrel Cane Press.

Here's a flashback to the first broadside we published in 2013.  There are still a couple of them left.  It is a poem re...
02/02/2018

Here's a flashback to the first broadside we published in 2013. There are still a couple of them left. It is a poem referencing Charles Bukowski by Paul Stebleton.

There are still a few copies of "Short Order Poems" by Paul Stebleton available.  Watch in the coming weeks for details ...
01/07/2018

There are still a few copies of "Short Order Poems" by Paul Stebleton available. Watch in the coming weeks for details on the next Condensed Poetry publication.

If you're looking for a special gift, Landmark Books has some of our broadsides, postcards and chapbooks.  Here are some...
12/22/2017

If you're looking for a special gift, Landmark Books has some of our broadsides, postcards and chapbooks. Here are some they have in stock.

Thanks to Allison Peters and 9&10  News for the kind words and mentioning Squirrel Cane Press.
12/15/2017
Experiencing Northern Michigan: Christmas in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons - 9 & 10 News

Thanks to Allison Peters and 9&10 News for the kind words and mentioning Squirrel Cane Press.

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” must have been written for Christmas in The Village in Traverse City. On Saturday, December 9, I spent the day at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons exploring the rich history and beauty of the old Traverse City State Hospital grounds and the modern boutique f...

We are happy to announce a new instalment in our Condensed Poetry Series is in development, we will share more once thin...
10/13/2017

We are happy to announce a new instalment in our Condensed Poetry Series is in development, we will share more once things are finalized.

In case you haven't heard, the winning Haiku from this years contest by Ellen Lord is now available at Landmark Books!  ...
10/03/2017

In case you haven't heard, the winning Haiku from this years contest by Ellen Lord is now available at Landmark Books! They are in an edition of 100 and signed by the poet. Get them while they last! We would like to congratulate Ellen and look forward to seeing her poetry again in the future!

Squirrel Cane Press which published their first chapbook this year and launched a new series of poetry books called the ...
10/03/2017

Squirrel Cane Press which published their first chapbook this year and launched a new series of poetry books called the Condensed Poetry Series turns 4 years old today. Next year they will publish their first novel and a new poetry broadside.

We are also excited to announce the second printing of "Grandma Returns to the Earth" is now available at Landmark Books...
09/30/2017

We are also excited to announce the second printing of "Grandma Returns to the Earth" is now available at Landmark Books.

We are happy to announce that this years Haiku Contest Winner, Ellen Lord has signed the postcards and they are now avai...
09/30/2017

We are happy to announce that this years Haiku Contest Winner, Ellen Lord has signed the postcards and they are now available at Landmark Books for purchase. They are limited to 100 and when they're gone they're gone. They are only $1.25 each/plus tax.

So Squirrel Cane Press is looking at publishing the second in our Condensed Poetry Series around Christmas time.  So wat...
09/21/2017

So Squirrel Cane Press is looking at publishing the second in our Condensed Poetry Series around Christmas time. So watch for an announcement on who that poet will be! We still have about 20 copies of "Short Order Poems" from Paul Stebleton available.

Response has been great for our latest publication, "A Bill & Bob Sampler".  There are only a few copies left from the f...
09/15/2017

Response has been great for our latest publication, "A Bill & Bob Sampler". There are only a few copies left from the first run so if you want to get your hands on one, contact Landmark Books.

Tonight is the debut of "A Bill and Bob Sampler" by Paul Stebleton at Landmark Books.  It is the first four chapters of ...
09/14/2017

Tonight is the debut of "A Bill and Bob Sampler" by Paul Stebleton at Landmark Books. It is the first four chapters of the soon to be published novel "Bill's Thumbnail Sex Manual". Reading starts there at 7PM. This is Squirrel Cane Press's first dip into the world of publishing fiction.

Spent some time today working on the winning postcard by Ellen Lord.  Here's a preview, what do you think?
09/12/2017

Spent some time today working on the winning postcard by Ellen Lord. Here's a preview, what do you think?

So just spent the day working on the cover for the novel by Paul Stebleton which we will be publishing sometime in 2018....
09/09/2017

So just spent the day working on the cover for the novel by Paul Stebleton which we will be publishing sometime in 2018. I think it looks pretty noir...what do you think?

I would like to thank all those who submitted to this year’s 3rd Annual Haiku Contest.  The response again far exceeded ...
09/08/2017

I would like to thank all those who submitted to this year’s 3rd Annual Haiku Contest. The response again far exceeded my expectations. It never ceases to amaze me the number of talented writers we have in our area. After reading through over two hundred haiku and rereading them I can announce this year’s winner, Ellen Lord.

Ellen will have her haiku published as a postcard by Squirrel Cane Press in a limited signed edition. It will be available for sale at Landmark Books by November; we will post exact dates on our website and on social media.

Thanks again to all who submitted and we look forward to holding the contest again next year.

Cheers!
Paul Stebleton
Landmark Books

Friday we will be releasing the name of the winner of this years Haiku Contest.  But first we wanted to announce a book ...
09/06/2017

Friday we will be releasing the name of the winner of this years Haiku Contest. But first we wanted to announce a book we will be releasing in a week. It is a sampling of stories from an upcoming novel by Paul Stebleton. The novel is called "Bill's Thumbnail Sex Manual" and will be published next year. Next week we will be publishing a limited edition sampler that will include the first 4 chapters. It's called "A Bill & Bob Sampler" and here's a first swing at the cover art.

Thanks for all the submissions!  We will announce the winner next Friday!  Submissions are officially closed.  Sit back,...
09/01/2017

Thanks for all the submissions! We will announce the winner next Friday! Submissions are officially closed. Sit back, relax and enjoy a beverage.

Have you submitted your haiku for our contest yet?  You still have 2 days left, then the submission door slams shut.  Do...
08/29/2017

Have you submitted your haiku for our contest yet? You still have 2 days left, then the submission door slams shut. Don't let your poem get stuck in the door. The bookstore cat is watching you.

Only eight more days to get your Haiku submissions into us!
08/23/2017

Only eight more days to get your Haiku submissions into us!

We're doing it again! Our 3rd Annual Haiku Contest!

We're doing it again!  Our 3rd Annual Haiku Contest!
07/08/2017

We're doing it again! Our 3rd Annual Haiku Contest!

So the first printing of "Grandma Returns To The Earth", by Paul Stebleton is almost sold out, get them while they last....
06/22/2017

So the first printing of "Grandma Returns To The Earth", by Paul Stebleton is almost sold out, get them while they last. A new printing is on the way with a couple of additional poems we found for the reprint.

So we are accepting submissions for the next Condensed Poetry Book from now until August.  You can submit five poems , 3...
06/19/2017

So we are accepting submissions for the next Condensed Poetry Book from now until August. You can submit five poems , 30 lines or less to [email protected] or drop off poems at Landmark Books. Include a query letter and contact info. Winner receives contributor copies. Good luck!

We are accepting submissions for the next Condensed Poetry Series offering.  Winner will be the next in our poetry sampl...
06/02/2017

We are accepting submissions for the next Condensed Poetry Series offering. Winner will be the next in our poetry sampling series printed in an edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the poet. We are looking for a sample of between 3 to 5 ORIGINAL poems. They should be previously unpublished and be between 5-30 lines each. We will accept simultaneous submissions, but let us know if the poem is accepted elsewhere. Submissions will be accepted from now until August 1st, 2017. Please include a query letter. Submissions may be emailed or mailed to us at:
Landmark Books
800 Cottageview Dr Ste 45
Traverse City MI 49684
If you don't include a S.A.S.E. I won't mail your stuff back or reply.

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800 Cottageview Dr, Ste 45
Traverse City, MI
49684

Telephone

(231) 632-4151

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Squirrel Cane Press has existed since the early 90’s publishing a poetry zine and occasional broadsides. In 2013 we started this dormant project and have been going strong ever since. Our press has published the broadsides, chapbooks and postcards by poets including Michael Delp, Fleda Brown, Jim Daniels and Keith Taylor. Our products can be found at Landmark Books in Traverse City, Michigan.

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