Book cover featuring a painting by Amedeo Modigliani

Silver Birch Press decided to celebrate the year 2015 by asking 15 poets each to contribute 15 pages of poetry to a chapbook collection, which we've entitled IDES (released on the ides of October 2015). The result is a diverse mix of poetry by authors from coast to coast. Our poets hail from California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, the Carolinas, and Texas — with one from Canada. Featured poets include:

Jeffrey C. Alfier
Tobi Alfier
Carol Berg
Ana Maria Caballero
Jennifer Finstrom
Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike
Robin Dawn Hudechek
Sonja Johanson
Ellaraine Lockie
Daniel McGinn
Robert Okaji
Glenis Redmond
Daniel Romo
Thomas R. Thomas
A. Garnett Weiss

As art, we've selected paintings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) — primarily work he created in his prolific year of 1915. A century later, we celebrate him as a visionary artist who accomplished much in his very short life.

A special thank you to the poets whose work appears in these pages. We applaud your dedication to the art and craft of poetry.

COVER: "Woman's Head" by Amedeo Modigliani (1915).

Find IDES: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks at