Chapbook Series: Summer 2018


A pair of hand-bound chapbooks featuring poetry by BCP guest poet Lux Barker in “There Must Be More Than This,” and BCP author and publisher Christina Butcher in “How to Overstay Your Welcome.”

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This pair of limited-edition, hand-bound chapbooks features poetry by BCP guest poet Lux Barker in There Must Be More Than This, and BCP author Christina Butcher in How to Overstay Your Welcome.

There Must Be More Than This features nine unpublished, introspective poems by Lux. Take a peek at one of their signature poems from the collection, “Rocket,” to get a feel for Lux’s style and themes. How to Overstay YourWelcome features eight new poems by Christina, several of which have never been presented on stage or in print. Christina and Lux collaborated extensively to create their respective chapbooks – workshopping, editing and compiling their work side by side. Each collection has a distinct style and flare representative of its author.



Lux Barker is a queer, nonbinary woman and poet living in Puyallup, Washington. They grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but their writing is also influenced by experiences in Southern California. Their work deals with relationships, religion, and identity.



Christina Butcher is a Chicana poet, multimedia creator and working writer. She’s also a veteran from New Mexico. She has a passion for storytelling and community involvement in the arts. Christina holds degrees in anthropology and Chinese-Mandarin language studies, as well as a certificate in storytelling and content strategy. She lives and writes in Tacoma, Washington. Christina’s debut poetry collection, Still Clutching Maps, was published in May 2017 by Blue Cactus Press.



The Blue Cactus Press Chapbook Series strives to provide emerging authors opportunities to present creative writing on public platforms. BCP authors work one-on-one with emerging authors to expose and mentor them through the publication process, including compiling and editing manuscripts, establishing formatting and style guidelines, and assisting with sales and performance opportunities when possible. All proceeds from chapbook sales go directly to the author.

Blue Cactus Press will continue to publish chapbooks bi-annually and is always looking for willing collaborators. Interested writers and/or creatives should contact for more information.

Additional information

Digital Edition

Print editions were extremely limited and have sold out. Only digital editions are available for purchase.


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