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Horse Less Press is a micro-press run by poets celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.
82 backers pledged $2,871 to help bring this project to life.

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Established in 2004 by Jen Tynes, Horse Less Press is a thin-skinned, bare bones literary press. We publish an online journal, hand-made chapbooks and pamphlets, and in 2010 we started publishing full-length perfect-bound books. We are especially interested in improvisation, collaboration, hybridization, and wild constraint. Horse Less Press editors and contributing editors are Erika Howsare, Jennifer Denrow, Michael Sikkema, and Jen Tynes; we also recruit and are thankful to receive the feedback and assistance of several great contributing readers, designers, artists, and DIY-ers. To get an idea of who and what we publish, browse our catalogue and read our online journal.

In 2014, we will publish five full-length books of poetry and fifteen chapbooks by Pattie McCarthy, Tim Early, John Duvernoy, Kirsten Jorgenson, Russ Woods, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jenny Drai, Carolina Maugeri, Kris Hall, Scott Hammer, Kristi Maxwell, C.S. Carrier, Siel Ju, Mark Lamoureux, Brenda Iijima & Annie Won, Judith Roitman, Frank Sherlock, Dan Brady, Lauren Gordon, and Tony Mancus. This is more than double what we have published in years previous, but we were so excited about these books we simply could not say no. We are working with fabulous book designers HR Hegnauer and Alban Fischer and will be printing our books through Bookmobile. We are excited to be growing, and as always we want and need you to be involved. Our editors are poets and adjunct instructors with no outside funding for the press beyond book sales and your support. Pre-orders and subscriptions are absolutely necessary if we are going to keep publishing exciting and brilliant books. 

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    Pre-order the chapbook WHAT KIND OF HOWLY DIVINE by Jessica Comola.

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    Receive one copy of any full-length book in our current catalog.

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    Pre-order one copy of one of our forthcoming 2014 full-length books: Something in the Way//Obstruction Blues by John Duvernoy; Sediment & Veil by Kirsten Jorgenson; or Sara, or, The Existence of Fire by Russ Woods.

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    Receive any two chapbooks in our current catalog.

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    Subscribe to our spring chapbook line-up, which includes chapbooks by Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jenny Drai, Scott Hammer, Carolina Maugeri, and Kris Hall.

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    Subscribe to our summer chapbook line-up, which includes chapbooks by Kristi Maxwell, C.S. Carrier. Siel Ju, Mark Lamoureux, and Brenda Iijima & Annie Won.

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    Subscribe to our fall chapbook line-up, which includes chapbooks by Judith Roitman, Frank Sherlock, Dan Brady, Lauren Gordon, and Tony Mancus.

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    Receive our full 2014 run of full-length books: nulls by Pattie McCarthy; Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery by Tim Earley; Something in the Way//Obstruction Blues by John Duvernoy; Sediment & Veil by Kirsten Jorgenson; and Sara, or, The Existence of Fire by Russ Woods.

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    Subscribe to our entire 2014 chapbook catalog, which includes all 15 chapbooks listed above in the spring, summer, and fall subscriptions.

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    Subscribe to our entire chapbook and full-length book runs for 2014.

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