New Chapbook

Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems

My son Micah and I are thrilled to announce the publication of Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems, a 29-page, beautifully hand-tied chapbook, selected as number 12 in Volume Four of the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series! This collection of 17 poems has been over two years in the making, so if you’ve been to our pages before, you may have seen a few previews. Now we can’t wait for you to get your hands on your own copy.

Click here to purchase your copy from the publisher.

“A collaborative project between a father and son, Mapping the Valley presents a rare series of poems in alternating voices: one, in and out of hospitals, trying to describe and connect to his world as much as his own self, and the other, digging deeper into the quandaries of fatherhood and responsibility, trying equally to connect and understand what is happening to his son. A unique glimpse into the shifting dynamic of care and caring, depression and recovery, tracked throughout with unflinching honesty.”

—Editor Ron Mohring, Seven Kitchens Press

Cover art: “Jack O’lanterns” by Michael B. McFarland

Book cover for Mapping the Valley, by David J. Bauman and Micah James Bauman, cover art by Michael B. McFarland, painting of orange, Jack o'lantern mushrooms on forest floor

A Few Published Samples:


For more of our work, check out Micah’s blog and my Publications page.

At the time of this blog post, our publisher is getting orders faster than they can print (which is great—thank you!). Each copy is lovingly stitched by hand, but worth the wait. The little book is only $9.00 plus $1.50 shipping.

10 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you, Andrew!

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    2. You’re welcome.

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    1. Hey, thank you!

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  1. Congratulations, David and Micah! This looks like a gorgeous book. Also: hugs, and gratitude for telling your story.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! Hugs gratefully accepted


  2. icefogger says:

    Awesome! Congrats to you and Micah

    Liked by 1 person

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