Poems by David Haggart

Like all great poetry books, you can’t read just one of these poems. You will be drawn in by the compassion and wisdom and after each poem you will want to pause and reflect.

— Robert Hilles, author of Shimmer and
Don’t Hang Your Soul On That

Available at Salt Spring Books and by order
through Raven Chapbooks: click here

ISBN: 978-0-9734408-3-6 | 47 pgs | $18

David Haggart



Raven Chapbooks is an independent press located on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, founded by Diana Hayes.  This family venture first began in the late 1990s as Rainbow Publishers with five full length titles released to date.  The press has now turned its focus to poetry chapbooks featuring new and emerging British Columbia poets.

Our mandate is to create beautifully designed chapbooks in small editions and to support the poets by providing a launching pad for wider audiences.



Check back on this webpage in August 2020 for guidelines on how to enter our First Annual Chapbook Contest.  The winning manuscript will be published as our Spring 2021 title.

Deadline for submissions will be November 30th.

This first contest will be a call for submissions from poets living in the Capital Regional District (CRD), which includes the Greater Victoria region and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Since our focus for this year’s contest will be new and emerging poets, we will be looking for writers who have not previously published a book, or who have no more than one published book or chapbook.

Raven Chapbooks
Diana Hayes, Publisher
138 McAllister Road
Salt Spring Island BC • V8K 1M4

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