Traditional Publications

Available in/from North America:


Mercy Island: New and Selected Poems. Phoenicia Publishing
by Ren Powell 

Other Books Available in/from Norway: If you are having trouble ordering through the Norwegian website, please send me an email and I can arrange a purchase through PayPal.

E-books available!

The Elephants Have Been Singing All Along. (2017)
by Ren Powell. Wigestrand forlag (Press). Norway


An Elastic State of Mind:
D.L.D.’s Autobiography in Poems
by Ren Powell. Translations, Eirik Lodén. Wigestrand Press.

The imaginative autobiography in poems formed the basis of Ren Powell’s Ph.D. thesis at Lancaster University. Powell’s meticulous research was drawn from published and unpublished documents by historians and psychologists, as well as D.L.D.’s own letters, memorials, and books.


An Intimate Retribution (2009)
by Ren Powell. Translations, Eirik Lodén. Wigestrand Press.


mixed states (2005)
by Ren Powell. Translations, Eirik Lodén. Wigestrand Press.


Fairy Tales and Soil (1999)
translations by Tor Obrestad. Wigestrand Press.

ANTHOLOGIES with various publishers:

Poets on Prozac
Ed. Richard M. Berlin, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University Press.

Poets on Prozac shatters the notion that madness fuels creativity by giving voice to contemporary poets who have battled myriad psychiatric disorders.
The sixteen essays collected here address many provocative questions: Does emotional distress inspire great work? Is artistry enhanced or diminished by mental illness?”

Letters to the World:
Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv Poetry 

Ed. Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, Lesley Wheeler. Ren Hen Press.

Letters to The World is the first anthology of its kind—a feminist collaboration born from The Discussion of Women’s Poetry Listserv (Wom-po), a vibrant,
inclusive electronic community founded in 1997 by Annie Finch. Letters to The World is a remarkable example of how the Internet has radically rearranged associations among poets, editors, and readers.