Stick Up by Paul David Adkins - 2014 Blood Pudding Press Contest Winning POETRY CHAPBOOK - poetry, robber, gun, scary, life, death

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Stick Up by Paul David Adkins is the second contest winning Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2014!

Available with light gray, light green, or medium greenish/gray cover stock. (You can choose or let the shop choose.)

Hand bound with artsy yarn (either gray or multicolored) OR ribbon (either green or black). (And again, you can choose or let the shop choose for you).

Also, if you would like to choose the color of the paper inside the chapbook, feel free to specify in your order whether you would like gray lined innards, light white innards, or off-white innards.

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The innards contain 18 poems by Paul David Adkins - and according to the man who wrote it, here is what those poems were inspired by:

"It's about Martha Gray Adkins, my daughter, and her encounter with a suicidal convenience store robber. An awful night. So glad I could manufacture something out of her trauma."

Below is the chapbook's first poem, followed by biographical information about the poet.

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She Didn’t


She didn’t lock her truck.

She shut it off.

She left the keys
hanging on the column.

The BBs in her air pistol
rattled in her jacket pocket though

she clutched it
tight as a child’s hand,
crossing a busy street.

The glass door’s tin bell tinkled.
The clerk girl smiled.

She entered the convenience store.

She wasn’t going to
buy anything.

She saw the Lotto tickets
Just My Luck!

She whipped out
her last twenty,
thought
What the hell!

If God wanted to
save her, now was His chance
to give her
one hundred
thousand signs.

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Paul David Adkins lives in New York and works as a counselor. He served in the US Army for 21 years.

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And here is a link to the first 2014 Blood Pudding Press contest wining chapbook - House on Fire by Susan Yount - https://www.etsy.com/listing/177826146/new-house-on-fire-by-susan-yount-2014?

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These chapbooks are so beautifully made, you can tell how much love went into them, and i’ve loved every one so far. And seller is super lovely, patient and helpful! Shipped fast too! Thank so so much (and for the bonus zine!)

Bex Jul 3, 2021

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I'm in love with all four chapbooks I bought. I keep reading and rereading. Thank you so much for the quick delivery and offering up some amazing and talented writers (including yourself, of course).

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These chapbooks are so beautifully made, you can tell how much love went into them, and i’ve loved every one so far. And seller is super lovely, patient and helpful! Shipped fast too! Thank so so much (and for the bonus zine!)

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