About Toadlily

Not Just Another Poetry Press

What distinguishes Toadlily Press from other fine literary presses that also focus on poetry and strive for the highest quality in writing craft and book design? Toadlily Press’s books juxtapose multiple voices in dialogue with one another and the reader.

Every book in The Quartet Series presents four poets—emerging, rediscovered, or celebrated—in one handsome, perfect-bound volume.  The chapbook size of each poet’s section will allow that writer to pursue other venues for a book-length manuscript.

As Ilya Kaminsky comments in his introduction to The Fifth Voice:

It is a brilliant idea to put together a festival of four different lyric voices.


What a good idea: gather chapbook-sized collections from four excellent poets and print them together in one book. Four books for the price of one, four different voices . . .
Thomas Lux

. . .  dashing new concept for a book of poems

Molly Peacock

The mission of Toadlily Press is to develop a community of poets and readers. Through the arrangement of multiple poetic voices in chapbook anthologies, collaborations, readings, panel discussions, and through our interactive web site, we hope to create a gathering place where conversation can occur.

See the submissions page for details.

Meet our staff.


Toadlily Press is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Toadlily Press must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. To contribute, mail your check payable to Fractured Atlas to Toadlily Press, PO Box 2, Chappaqua, NY 10514; or to contribute online, click here or visit fracturedatlas.org.

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