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Congratulations to Ellaraine Lockie on the stellar reviews for her poetry chapbook Coffee House Confessions (Silver Birch Press, 2013). Reviews are featured at the Winning Writers Newsletter site ( and also  included below along with some additional blurbs.

“I know no one else who manages to combine quantity of poems with quality the way Ellaraine Lockie does. She is a font of creative ideas and brings the ultimate in craft and experience to the realizing of those products of inspiration, observation and research.” Gerald Locklin, Professor Emeritus of English at California State University, Long Beach

“It is official; Christmas has arrived early this year with the publication of Ellaraine Lockie’s latest book Coffee House Confessions. I knew the merits of this book before I cracked the cover but each poem gave me an enjoyment that so few other writers can muster. This is a wonderful book by a talented poet. I recommend it highly, especially for those summer days sitting outside at your favorite coffee shop.” Ed Bennett, Quill and Parchment

“I am enjoying Ellaraine’s collection immensely…the settings for these moving short stories in poetic verse are international in flavor and tone (Spain and Portugal, for instance) and there are universal truths aplenty, from musings on the unkind aspects of aging, to the self-justified apathy toward the less fortunate in society (and on the sidewalks and outdoor patios of coffee hutches that we share every day).” Rodger Jacobs, Journalist

“This collection deserves a wide audience…once coffee houses were locales for galvanizing live poetry readings, now we can achieve almost the same nirvana by reading this witty book.” Christine Pacosz, FutureCycle Press

“…a very well done collection of poems… there’s something for everyone in this collection. If you love contemporary poetry, you are sure to find some gems here that speak to you. If you don’t know if you love contemporary poetry, this might be a good place to start finding out.” Marcia Meara, Bookin’ It

“…a really great read.” Jessie Carty, Review Wrap-Up,

Find Coffee House Confessions by Ellaraine Lockie at


Ellaraine Lockie, author of the upcoming Silver Birch Press release Coffee House Confessions — a chapbook of 26 poems — recently recorded an interview for “The Write Question,” a weekly radio show on Montana Public Radio.

Listen here to Ellaraine’s fascinating interview — where, among other topics, she discusses why she tells students in her poetry workshops to write lies rather than truth.

About the Author:  Ellaraine Lockie is a widely published and awarded poet, nonfiction book author and essayist.  Her recent collections have been awarded Best Individual Collection from Purple Patch magazine in England, the San Gabriel Poetry Festival Chapbook Contest, and The Aurorean’s Chapbook Pick.  She also teaches poetry workshops and serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh.  Ellaraine writes every morning in a coffee shop no matter where she is in the world.

Silver Birch Press will publish Coffee House Confessions, a chapbook of 26 poems by Ellaraine Lockie in November 2012. 

Cover Photo: Nick Warzin. We are pleased to feature Nick’s outstanding photo of Little Nicky’s Cafe in Toronto on the cover of Coffee House Confessions. For more about Nick Warzin‘s photography, visit his website.