New Releases!

After the Flood: paintings by Greg Edmondson


Join us for the book release May 10 at Philip Slein Gallery in St Louis. Click here for event information!

 "After the Flood" is a series of 18 paintings by Greg Edmondson, completed in a whirlwind of creative energy after the last big flood on his nearby river, the Gasconade. The book features these plus written works by 16 contributors. 

 This full-color, 65 page book will ship in May 2019. 

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Shoot the Alligators Closest to the Boat | poems by Nathanael Stolte


Nathanael Stolte brings us his first full-length collection of poetry with Shoot the Alligators Closest to the Boat. He is a well-seasoned poetry vet, having toured relentless across America with his captivating performances and this book is well over-due. It is the second winner of the Victor Allen Smith Poetry Prize for a first full-length, a prize issued by Mule editor, Jason Ryberg.

Some poets are born of the fire that makes the world in all of its beautiful doom, Stolte is one of those poets – let him sing.

—RA Washington, author of BLACK Eunuch

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Crying at Walls | poems by Macey Webb


Macey Webb writes a potent and poignant poetic memoir of the loss of Webb's partner to cancer from diagnosis to death and then the aftermath of those left behind. This genuine and intimate experience of grief is raw without dramatics, devastating while resilient, and manages to keep the sense of humor that shows our deepest humanity. 

Crying at Walls chronicles the passing of a life and a life changed by that passing. Grief is encapsulated in moments by time, although “chronoclock time isn’t a good measure of life” and the grand spirit of Jessica Elise could never be fully expressed in a single day of elegy. The monodies written by Macey Webb “cobble together a whole religion/ called i love you & you are sacred” and after reading these poems I, too, am left a believer. 

—Huascar Medina, Lit Editor for seveneightfive magazine, author of How To Hang The Moon

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About Us

Jeanette Powers


Editor in Abetting: JP is a working class queer artist and non-binary in person and politically. Their poetry explores where habits and assumptions are born from and how to excavate the inner self from the pressures of fitting into society. Having worked with numerous presses over the years on everything from acquisitions, cover design, marketing and editing, Stubborn Mule is the press where JP finally takes the lead. 

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Editor in Absentia: Jason Ryberg

This river rat and publishing beast puts out way more books than JP, but has been doing it for two decades and is responsible for bringing to the press some of the wonderful heavy hitters and life-long poetry heads that we are so proud to be publishing. Find his primary press at Spartan Press.

Cover Editor: Elim J. Sidus

 Trans guy born and raised in KC, a denim gremlin of a human being living as a visual artist and part time poet between hoarding fall leaves and people watching or learning fictional languages.

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Cover Photographer: Jon Lee Grafton

We are so lucky to have the astonishing photography of Jon Lee Grafton for many of our covers! check out his work @thegraftongallery


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