by Emma Alford

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Stamped, a touching hybrid chapbook of poems and postcards commemorating a beloved friend. This debut collection, born out of grief, brings to life a vivid friendship and an irrepressible girl who was "just so quick to love."

- Ann Fisher-Wirth, Author of Dream Cabinet and Carta Marina

Emma Alford’s first book, Stamped, is a beautiful elegy. Expertly rendered through a series of poems that transforms a friend’s postcards into a means of coming to terms with loss, this collection participates in the great tradition of English-language poems that celebrate and mourn best friends lost too soon. This is a deeply moving book and one I will read and re-read for years to come.

-Michael Smith, Author of Multiverse and Byron in Baghdad.


In “Stamped,” Emma Alford writes poems to her late best friend. Several poems are responses to postcards, capturing the nostalgia associated with a friendship cut short too early. This short collection pulls readers into the relationship between these two young girls. 

Emma Alford 

Emma Alford