Welcome to The Lives You Touch Publications.  We are a small press dedicated to the creation of finely crafted poetry and prose chapbooks.

We take great care with the words and works our poets and authors have entrusted to us, and we strive to create a venue worthy of their literary efforts in all our publications.  Great attention is paid to the selection of the materials we use and how each literary piece is presented on every page from cover to cover.  We believe the creation of a chapbook is a collaborative endeavor between editor and writer, and we work closely with our writers to not only meet, but exceed their needs and expectations.

Our journals and chapbooks are saddle stapled, assembled, and trimmed by hand.  We produce and inspect our chapbooks one at a time to ensure perfect alignment of the pages and cover.  Only quality production materials go into the creation of our publications which includes 65 lb. paper or 65 lb. 25% cotton cover stock and 24 lb. recycled paper (95 bright) for the body.

Once an order has been processed, we ship our chapbooks in bubble wrap padded mailers, and for larger orders, each order is wrapped in brown paper, wrapped in bubble wrap, and shipped in cardboard boxes or book mailers.

Our 2013 Journals

Our 2011 - 2012 Journals

Our Publications are now available on Amazon.com

Now in Print:

What people are saying:

From the thought-provoking depiction of anxiety of “In exam room 1” to the poignant extended metaphor of “Lumberjacks” and the grim verisimilitude of “Pain Scale” and “Prognosis,” Denenberg’s poems offer an intimate, moving and always satisfying glimpse into the art of healing and the struggle to become well. With their engaging subject matter, rich, vibrant language and clever tropes, the poems in In My Exam Room make for a satisfying read.

James S. Wilk, M.D., author of The Seven-Year Night: Poems of the Medical Training Experience


In My Exam Room would be a good read for all health care professionals as well as the public. As a reader we are reminded that pain is ours to endure in some form or other. Sometimes we are the walking well and not yet wounded; the concept of pain has not yet entered our vocabulary. Further we are reminded that pain is part of life — that pain does not always mean suffering.

Judy Schaefer, RN, MA,
Poetry Co-Editor - PULSE Magazine

In My Exam Room

by Risa Denenberg

We now offer Professional Services:

  1. Bullet    Professional Consultants for the emerging writer

  2. Bullet    Editing and printing services

  3. Bullet    Customized promotional materials for your work

Contact us at publications (at) thelivesyoutouch (dot)com for more information.

Our 2010 - 2011 Journals

Our 2009 - 2010 Journals

Our Publications are now available on Amazon.com

Copyright © 2013

Touch: The Journal of Healing

All rights reserved.

Site Viewed Best With


Now in Print:http://www.thelivesyoutouch.com/touchjournal/Publications/Journals.html

Our 2012 - 2013 Journals

Now in Print:http://www.thelivesyoutouch.com/touchjournal/Publications/Journals.html
in Printhttp://www.thelivesyoutouch.com/touchjournal/Publications/Order_Form.html
in Printhttp://www.thelivesyoutouch.com/touchjournal/Publications/Order_Form.html

Our 2014 Journals

in Printhttp://www.thelivesyoutouch.com/touchjournal/Publications/Order_Form.html