contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

Book orders: Want to order a Chatwin title? Please let us know the author and title, and we will reply.

Contract services: We are presently open to inquiries about our contract services from publishers and authors.

New author submissions: Our in-house publishing program is fully booked through August 15th, and our editorial staff can not review new work till after that date. We will be posting our submission guidelines then. Please note: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Old friends: If you are an author who has worked with a Chatwin team member in the past, please contact that person directly at

110 Cherry St, Suite #208
Seattle, WA, 98104
United States

Welcome to Chatwin Books. We are a new publisher of print and digital books in a wide range of topics, run by a team with many decades of experience in all aspects of the book business.

At the heart of who we are, and what we do, is working with authors to support their craft, and their entire body of work, throughout the publication process. Using our experience and drive to help our authors create great books is the surest way our team can ensure a great experience for our readers.

In addition to the work we do for our own books, we do editorial, design, author branding, marketing, and other work on a contract basis for other publishers and authors. We also distribute books from other publishers, both print and digital.

Poems for the Garbage Man by Vinnie Sarrocco

Shop for Books

Chatwin Books publishes literary fiction, contemporary and collected poetry, and fine art and photography books, with a smattering of eclectic titles we believe in. Our list is growing all the time. We ship from our location in downtown Seattle. 

Poems for the Garbage Man by Vinnie Sarrocco


Poems for the Garbage Man by Vinnie Sarrocco

from 16.00

First Book by a Great New Voice from North Carolina

Chatwin is thrilled to announce the first book by North Carolina’s Vinnie Sarrocco, now a fixture on Seattle’s poetry scene. Both a limited hardcover edition and paperback edition are available to order now.

Poems for the Garbage Man is a collection of poems written for real people. Author Vinnie Sarrocco wrote most of these pieces during late nights camped in the back seat of his sedan under the harsh glow of various Walmart parking lots across the country. His work often juxtaposes the whimsical with the macabre realities of reckless wanderlust and prove that someone with calloused hands still has something to say.

Vinnie Sarrocco is from rural North Carolina and now lives in Seattle. He has spent his life working everyday jobs, in warehouses, factories, and kitchens, leaving his mind free to wander. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coffin Bell, SPREAD, Rue Scribe, Beholder Magazine, & others.

A special hardcover limited edition of 150 copies is now available, each copy will include a page of original manuscript in the author’s hand. The paperback edition will be officially published June 22, 2019 (copies will be shipped before that date).

Music City Blues

Last time I slept
we were strangers.

When the sun rises
oozing tepid rays of humanity
over East Nashville
we will be even stranger.

Our eyes lock for the first time
in the malaise of non-fiction.
No more desperate clinging to
sophomoric abstractions of freedom.
Our manifest mediocrity unmistakable.

You become possessed by
the ghosts of old antebellum street preachers
still grifting around Germantown.
I sit, the naive Protestant
in a Flannery O’Connor story.

Taking the pulpit,
your skinny chest swelling
with Bum Wisdom,

You say:
sleepin’ on the street
ain’t so bad
you lay down and it’s cold
you wake up
and it ain’t so cold

The Truth of this,
our only anchor
as we drift.

ISBN 978-1-63398-096-9. hardcover limited edition signed $60 (special sale price $50)

978-1-63398-096-9 trade paperback $16

Add To Cart