Canopic Publishing


Canopic Publishing is a small, independent book publisher
with the simple goal of preserving good storytelling,
whether through poetry, prose, or other forms of artistic expression.


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The Canopic Bookstore

Canopic Publishing Books:


In Reflections of My Father, poet Gene Kimmet draws from his memories of growing up during the Depression and World War II, focusing on the people and the mill-town setting which left an everlasting mark. The poetry is well crafted with a keen ear for rhythms and sounds, and the subject matter captures the innocence of youth filtered through the wisdom of the aging poet. (more)

Cover lowresBecoming Taz: Writing from the Southpaw Stance is a memoir by pro boxer Jeff Bumpus about pursuing a dream — of enduring the struggles and learning how to assess the triumphs. His story is a tale of youth filtered through the wisdom of middle age and told with the literate voice of a seasoned storyteller. (more)


The View From My Ridge is a collection of finely crafted essays, short stories, and vignettes by Charles E. Rice, an Episcopal priest and author whose writing captures the spirit and personality of the mid-twentieth century American South. (more)



Death Among Brothers, a novel by Marc Charles, opens in Japan, 1632. Hideki, one of the young descendants from the line of Tokugawa Ieyasu, dreams of being a great swordsman. The adventure begins when Hideki and his older brother, Nagamasa, are summoned to Edo at the announcement that the current shogun is retiring. (more)



Containing items of historical interest for military enthusiasts as well as bits of nostalgia that will appeal to general readers of Americana, Leatherneck Sea Stories is an informal collection of personal essays by Dave Easton on serving in the Marine Corps during and after the Korean conflict of the 1950s,  (more)



Doug Hoekstra is well-established as a singer-songwriter with a decidedly literary bent.  Bothering the Coffee Drinkers is a collection of stories culled from his experiences as a wandering troubadour at neighborhood pubs, coffee houses, and music clubs.  (more)


Between the Bones by Mary Sue Koeppel is a structured and unified gathering of poems that speak of fresh wounds and ancient healing. From the opening lines the reader is embraced by a voice simultaneously innocent and experienced moving along a path of sensual awakenings. (more)



Canopic Affiliated Books from other Publishers:

virginiacover1smWhen I Wake It Will Be Forever by Virginia Smith Rice is the first full collection  by Rice, a poet  whose work consistently invites the reader to return, with each visit offering a new angle of nourishment. Published by Sundress Publications (2014). (more)


Things That Are Silent by Rethabile Masilo. The much-anticipated and internationally lauded debut poetry collection by the co-editor of Canopic Jar. Published by Pindrop Press in 2012. (more)




Freaks — A Farcical Tale, a novel by Jim Lynch. A hilarious romp through the 70’s as the hippies meet Animal House.  (more)


Whores: A Political Saga, a novel by Jim Lynch. When an idealistic young journalist gets pulled into a disgusting political campaign, lives and attitudes suffer greatly.  In the end, all that’s left is a sense of humor. (more)