Passager Books was founded in 2005 to give Passager authors the opportunity to publish their books, continuing the mission of Passager to honor the voices of older writers. Follow the links below to learn more about the titles from Passager Books, visit the online store to order one, or send us an email at

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New from Passager
Grandfather’s Mandolin

poems by Fran Markover,
2020 Henry Morgenthau III First Book Poetry Prize runner up

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Ox Horn Bend

the story of Beyond Lowu Bridge continues in this Chinese-American’s journey during the Cold War

Tidal Wave

a debut collection by poet Dennis H. Lee, winner of the Henry Morgenthau III First Book Poetry Prize

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Also from Passager Books:

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Prayers of Little Consequence
poems by Gilbert Arzola
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Days of Blue and Flame
poems by Sarah Yerkes
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poems by Kathy Mangan

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The Uncorrected Eye
poems by Harry Bauld
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Old Women Talking
poems by Wilderness Sarchild
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Prickly Roses
a memoir by Joyce Abell

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Sunday in Purgatory
poems by Henry Morgenthau III

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The Three O’Clock Bird
poems by Anne Frydman

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Finding Mr. Rightstein
a memoir by Nancy Davidoff Kelton

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Gathering the Soft
poems by Becky Dennison Sakellariou

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The Chugalug King
stories by Andrew Brown

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Little Miracles
poems by James K. Zimmerman

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The Want Fire
poems by Jennifer Wallace

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View from the Hilltop
a collection by the North Oaks Writers

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Never the Loss of Wings
poems by Maryhelen Snyder

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Because There Is No Return
poems by Diana Anhalt

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Beyond Lowu Bridge
a memoir by Roy Cheng Tsung

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poems by Steve Matanle

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Hot Flash Sonnets
poems by Moira Egan

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I Shall Go As I Came
poems by Ellen Kirvin Dudis

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Burning Bright
a Passager anthology

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Everything Is True At Once
poems by Bart Galle

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Perris, California
poems by Norma Chapman

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Keeping Time
150 years of journal writing

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A Hinge of Joy
poems by Jean L. Connor

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A Little Breast Music
poems by Shirley J. Brewer

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Improvise in the Amen Corner
poems & drawings by Larnell Custis Butler

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A Cartography of Peace
poems by Jean L. Connor

We like to build a relationship with our authors and their work, which is why Passager Books only considers manuscripts from writers who have first been published in our journal. Submit during one of our reading periods so we can get to know you!

We offer two options for bookstore ordering: through Small Press Distribution and through consignment.

You can visit Small Press Distribution at to order most of our titles.

Our consignment rate is 60:40, offering bookstores a 40% discount on cover prices. If you are interested in ordering directly from Passager, please email your order to

Upcoming titles will be available for pre-order up to 6 weeks before their publication date, while the book is still being produced at the printer. This means that several weeks may pass between the time you place your order and the time the book arrives in your mailbox.

Books for pre-order will be specified as such on the individual book’s page on our website, and again on it’s page on the online store. Titles otherwise unmarked are currently in stock.