Books & Chapbooks

Contemplating Vows

Contemplating Vows by Nicole Pakan and Patrick M. Pilarski - Front Cover
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Chapbook of Poetry (2011)
by Nicole Pakan and Patrick M. Pilarski

Release Date: March 28th, 2011
Publisher: Katabatic Books (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
28 pages, saddle staple, pearl fly sheets, 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN: 978-0-9868871-0-9.

About the Authors

Nicole Pakan and Patrick M. Pilarski met through the Edmonton poetry scene, where a profound respect for each other's writing evolved into a light-hearted romantic adventure. Four years later, they finally took the plunge ... and authored this collaborative chapbook. Collectively, their work has appeared in over one hundred different publications in North America and abroad; both Patrick and Nicole have been featured in journals such as Carousel, CV2, filling Station, Misunderstandings Magazine, Other Voices, and The Prairie Journal. Against all norms of probability, they often appear in the same issue. Together they co-edit the international journal DailyHaiku, and serve as associate editors for its new sister publication DailyHaiga. Patrick and Nicole live in Edmonton with a disturbing number of houseplants, twelve tropical fish, and many, many books. In March 2011, they were happily married (to each other, of all people).

Nicole Pakan and Patrick M. Pilarski. Author photo by R. Edwards.

Authors' photo by R. Edwards.

Purchasing Information

Contemplating Vows was first released on March 28th, 2011 in a numbered print run of 250 copies.

It can currently be ordered directly from the authors, or the publisher (, while supplies last. Please use the provided purchase inquiry form to submit your contact information and the number of copies you would like to purchase. We will get back to you shortly after we receive your query. List price is $10, with free shipping and handling.

Soon available for purchase in-store.