Week 2 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Jared Harél

In The Body Double, a downtrodden young man wakes one morning to find a mysterious twin living with him. Normally the presence of a doppelgänger would turn anyone’s world upside down, but in this case the two quickly settle into a routine. Together they work a thankless job, hang out, paint, go to the fair, mow lawns, fight over the blanket, upset their girlfriend, and basically continue living the same rather uneventful life the original has been living. But as the double becomes increasingly self-aware, and increasingly headstrong, more differences arise, and tensions between original and copy quickly escalate.

Jared Harél plays drums, teaches writing at Nassau Community College, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and two kids. He is a lifetime poet dedicated to creativity, “One should expect writing to be difficult. If we writers only wrote when we were properly inspired, we’d only write a handful of times per year.” Jared is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). He’s been awarded the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, as well as the William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review. His poems have also appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and Threepenny Review.

1 (8) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

2 (3) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

3 (5) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

4 (6) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

5 (4) The Blue Nib Chapbook 1 – Derek Kannemeyer,‎ Jackie Gorman and‎ Christopher Meehan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

6 (7) The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 29 Feb. 2016)

7 (New Entry) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

8 (9) Variations on a Lobster’s Tale – Morgan Christie (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

9 (9) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

10 (New entry) Sad Monologues – Choene Alley Semenya (Independently published, 2018)

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Week 1 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Jared Harél

In The Body Double, a downtrodden young man wakes one morning to find a mysterious twin living with him. Normally the presence of a doppelgänger would turn anyone’s world upside down, but in this case the two quickly settle into a routine. Together they work a thankless job, hang out, paint, go to the fair, mow lawns, fight over the blanket, upset their girlfriend, and basically continue living the same rather uneventful life the original has been living. But as the double becomes increasingly self-aware, and increasingly headstrong, more differences arise, and tensions between original and copy quickly escalate.

Jared Harél plays drums, teaches writing at Nassau Community College, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and two kids. He is a lifetime poet dedicated to creativity, “One should expect writing to be difficult. If we writers only wrote when we were properly inspired, we’d only write a handful of times per year.” Jared is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). He’s been awarded the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, as well as the William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review. His poems have also appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and Threepenny Review.

1 (8) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

2 (1) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, 2017)

3 (2) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

4 (New entry) The Blue Nib Chapbook 1 – Derek Kannemeyer,‎ Jackie Gorman and‎ Christopher Meehan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

5 (4) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

6 (3) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

7 (7) The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 29 Feb. 2016)

8 (9) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

9 (10) Variations on a Lobster’s Tale – Morgan Christie (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

10 (5) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, 2010)

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Year End Chapbook Chart 2018 – Prince Unsworth

A Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth,  charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. The poems vary in theme, shape, size and form, with such titles as Give In She Waits For Me, The Proposal, and Norma  for the reader to enjoy.

Prince Unsworth was born in the historic town of Winchester in 1992, but grew up a short distance away in Eastleigh. He fell in love with reading and writing poetry whilst studying at secondary school. Struggling to cope with his parents separation, poetry gave him that real escape from life. Somewhere he could really express the feelings that bubbled deep inside. After leaving school the art of poetry was lost to him and he settled into a few different jobs. Then on the 25th of June 2009 the sad news that Michael Jackson had died led Prince to the poetry of the 20th Century’s popular balladeer. This was the catalyst for a new love affair with poetry. The seed of inspiration grew into Prince’s first published anthology in October 2017, a collection that reached the UK number 1 spot later that month.

1 (2) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, 2017)

2 (3) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

3 (New entry) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

4 (1) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

5 (7) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, 2010)

6 (6) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

7 (4) The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 29 Feb. 2016)

8 (New entry) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

9 (New entry) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

10 (New entry) Variations on a Lobster’s Tale – Morgan Christie (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

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Christmas Chapbook Chart 2018 – Joseph Massey

In his new chapbook, Present Conditions, Joseph Massey writes that “the weather within / is the weather without.” His poems chronicle a difficult winter where the universe grows colder, his speaker taking all day to “filter out the debris of a dream.” These poems bring us the aching beauty of the natural world, and the crushing sadness of interior space. A speaker’s failed suicide. The return to sanity. The waiting where we can’t go on, but we do go on, if nothing else when “the windows / . . . go blind.”

Joseph Massey is the author of Illocality (Wave Books, 2015) and a trilogy grounded in the landscape of coastal Humboldt County, California: Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009), At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011), and To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014). He worked as an instructor and teaching assistant for the University of Pennsylvania’s ModPo (Modern and Contemporary Poetry) MOOC, which serves thousands of students, worldwide, at no cost. He now teaches privately. He lives in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

1 (1) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

2 (8) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, 2017)

3 (3) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

4 (New entry) The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 29 Feb. 2016)

5 (5) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

6 (New entry) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

7 (2) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, 2010)

8 (New entry) The Wire-Headed Heathen – Inua Ellams (Akashic Books, 2016)

9 (New Entry) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

10 (New entry) Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

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Week 49 Chapbook Chart 2018 – Joseph Massey

In his new chapbook, Present Conditions, Joseph Massey writes that “the weather within / is the weather without.” His poems chronicle a difficult winter where the universe grows colder, his speaker taking all day to “filter out the debris of a dream.” These poems bring us the aching beauty of the natural world, and the crushing sadness of interior space. A speaker’s failed suicide. The return to sanity. The waiting where we can’t go on, but we do go on, if nothing else when “the windows / . . . go blind.”

Joseph Massey is the author of Illocality (Wave Books, 2015) and a trilogy grounded in the landscape of coastal Humboldt County, California: Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009), At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011), and To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014). He worked as an instructor and teaching assistant for the University of Pennsylvania’s ModPo (Modern and Contemporary Poetry) MOOC, which serves thousands of students, worldwide, at no cost. He now teaches privately. He lives in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

1 (New entry) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

2 (6) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, 2010)

3 (4) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

4 (5) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

5 (7) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

6 (9) I Loved You Once – Nausicaa Twila  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

7 (2) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

8 (1) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, 2017)

9 (New entry) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

10 (New entry) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, 2017)

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Week 48 Chapbook Chart 2018 – Prince Unsworth

A Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth,  charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. The poems vary in theme, shape, size and form, with such titles as Give In She Waits For Me, The Proposal, and Norma  for the reader to enjoy.

Prince Unsworth was born in the historic town of Winchester in 1992, but grew up a short distance away in Eastleigh. He fell in love with reading and writing poetry whilst studying at secondary school. Struggling to cope with his parents separation, poetry gave him that real escape from life. Somewhere he could really express the feelings that bubbled deep inside. After leaving school the art of poetry was lost to him and he settled into a few different jobs. Then on the 25th of June 2009 the sad news that Michael Jackson had died led Prince to the poetry of the 20th Century’s popular balladeer. This was the catalyst for a new love affair with poetry. The seed of inspiration grew into Prince’s first published anthology in October 2017, a collection that reached the UK number 1 spot later that month.

1 (1) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, 2017)

2 (New entry) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

3 (New Entry) Cunt.bomb. – Jessica Helen Lopez (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)

4 (4) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

5 (New entry) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

6 (5) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, 2010)

7 (7) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

8 (3) Rogues and Roses – A.E. Stallings, Ann Drysdale, Brian Allgar, Chris O’Carroll, Daniel Galef, Edmund Conti, Gail White, George Simmers, Jerome Betts, John Beaton, Marcus Bales, Robin Helweg-Larsen  (Sampson Low, 2018)

9 (New entry) I Loved You Once – Nausicaa Twila  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

10 (New entry) Khaos – Bayley Kelly (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

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Week 47 Chapbook Chart 2018 – Prince Unsworth

A Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth,  charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. The poems vary in theme, shape, size and form, with such titles as Give In She Waits For Me, The Proposal, and Norma  for the reader to enjoy.

Prince Unsworth was born in the historic town of Winchester in 1992, but grew up a short distance away in Eastleigh. He fell in love with reading and writing poetry whilst studying at secondary school. Struggling to cope with his parents separation, poetry gave him that real escape from life. Somewhere he could really express the feelings that bubbled deep inside. After leaving school the art of poetry was lost to him and he settled into a few different jobs. Then on the 25th of June 2009 the sad news that Michael Jackson had died led Prince to the poetry of the 20th Century’s popular balladeer. This was the catalyst for a new love affair with poetry. The seed of inspiration grew into Prince’s first published anthology in October 2017, a collection that reached the UK number 1 spot later that month.

1 (2) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, 2017)

2 (New entry) (Once) Suppressed – Aisha Rose (Independently published, 2018)

3 (1) Rogues and Roses – A.E. Stallings, Ann Drysdale, Brian Allgar, Chris O’Carroll, Daniel Galef, Edmund Conti, Gail White, George Simmers, Jerome Betts, John Beaton, Marcus Bales, Robin Helweg-Larsen  (Sampson Low, 2018)

4 (3) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

5 (6) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, Sept. 2010)

6 (7) Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

7 (5) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

8 (10) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

9 (New entry) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

10 (New entry) Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined – Aaris Sherin (Boydell and Brewer, 27 Oct. 2016)

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