Now Available: The Flame of Her Will by Phoebe Reeves

This chapbook consists of an erasure of part of the Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Witches), a witch-hunting text published and translated repeatedly across Europe through the 16th century and retranslated into English as late as 1928, from which this chapbook’s text is drawn. It is disturbingly relevant for today, as the poet explains in her Foreword:

These poems are…brought to you now with a renewed feeling of urgency, as the Supreme Court rescinds the bodily autonomy of women (any uterus-having person, by most of these laws’ definitions) and states race to enact ever-tightening laws controlling us. We must all remember for how brief a time women, trans, intersex, and nonbinary folk have had even imperfect legal rights to themselves, and how easily such rights can be erased….

If…witches are “a vast political movement, an organized society…a world-wide plot,” then perhaps it is time for us all to claim the name of “Witch.”

You can find this this fierce chapbook in our store.

Meet Our Newest Poets!

We here at Milk & Cake Press are delighted to announce that we have accepted the following books for publication in 2023-2024:

My Dear Yeast Melanie Hyo-In Han

And Aphrodite Laughs Megan Mary Moore

The Flame of Her Will Phoebe Reeves

Ghost || Animal Erin Elizabeth Smith

Panacea Alison Strub

Daffodils Dameion Wagner

New! If Rust Can Grow on the Moon by Joan Kwon Glass

If Rust Can Grow on the Moon is Joan Kwon Glass’ brave recounting of addiction and recovery through direct language and vivid vignettes. This honest book suggests that addiction is a potential risk for nearly anyone, yet it also offers hope in recovery. After her first two books focused on family trauma, this recounting of her own struggles tells a compelling tale.  Purchase here: https://milkandcakepress.com/product/if-rust-can-grow-on-the-moon-by-joan-kwon-glass/

Now Available: The Attic Bedroom by Rebecca Griswold

Lyrical, powerful, and bold, The Attic Bedroom explores survival and healing as a woman looks back on an earlier experience with a community that turns out to be a cult. This formally inventive collection moves between the past and the present, with letters, erasures, narrative, description providing distinct layers. Rebecca Griswold’s debut is haunting, angry, wry and pensive, and tells a fascinating story.