Easter Chapbook Chart 2019 – David Mar

Since he was composing a new character, namely a crime-solving psychic vicar who was to be the voice of his new short-story entitled “Hollow you” (part of the “Hollows” trilogy), David Mar would occasionally sit at the balcony of his flat, at the end of the day, in a Cretan resort watching the comings and goings of the teenage crowd below as they gathered around the pool. He was dismayed to witness the most boring of social interactions he had ever seen. The modern Youth were sanitized beyond repair, to the point boys kept to themselves, walking on eggshells, and girls preened themselves in their instagramable bikinis. The robotic lacklustre pool party somehow turned into the most extreme hedonistic yet gloomy debauchery in town, where teenagers drunk themselves legless.

The Smiling Tree is a real vision shared with one man who was as bewildered as Mar was at the bipolar behaviour of the English race. The Smiling Tree could be construed as an anthropological anthology of future British behaviour, from the skimping scavenging owl to the lavish lark. What was interesting however, once he got to share their entertainment, is the systematic behavioural pattern-shift which requires dull inaction during the day, through to the slow routine towards self-oblivion and self-abnegation where the self just melts away in an irreversible doom-like fantasy of parental laissez-faire and ethylene disaster.

1 (-) The Smiling Tree – David Mar (Independently published, 2019)

2 (1) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

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

4 (7) Arbroath – Jordan Lewis (St. Andrews Press, 2019)

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

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

7 (-) Nourished So – Maria Brady-Smith  (Independently published, 2019)

8 (2) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

9 (4) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

10 (-) Palmistry – Christopher Ringrose (ICOE Press, 2019)

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Week 15 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Elfie

Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? is a debut poetry chapbook exploring queer realisation, self-discovery, and search for acceptance. This sapphic collection features poems ‘Attraction’ and ‘Fraud’ first published by Royal Rose Magazine and ‘TV’ featured in Issue 3 of Constellate Literary Journal.

Elfie is a writer and poet, mainly of LGBTQ+ and mental health themed works, from Derbyshire, England. She is a co-founder and former editor of Derby University’s Writer’s Block magazine and has a Master of Arts in publishing, as well as a first class Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Huddersfield. In January 2019, Elfie co-created Celestial Minds, along with Lenee H., with the mission to support fellow poets and artists and to spread the voices of indie and LGBTQ creators.
http://www.elfieinbloom.co.uk

1 (1) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

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

3 (3) Lost Lovers Series- J – Eddie House (Independently published, 2019)

4 (6) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

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

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

7 (-) Arbroath – Jordan Lewis (St. Andrews Press, 2019)

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

9 (-) Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

10 (2) Cellar Testament – Greg Glazner (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2019)

 

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Week 14 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Elfie

Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? is a debut poetry chapbook exploring queer realisation, self-discovery, and search for acceptance. This sapphic collection features poems ‘Attraction’ and ‘Fraud’ first published by Royal Rose Magazine and ‘TV’ featured in Issue 3 of Constellate Literary Journal.

Elfie is a writer and poet, mainly of LGBTQ+ and mental health themed works, from Derbyshire, England. She is a co-founder and former editor of Derby University’s Writer’s Block magazine and has a Master of Arts in publishing, as well as a first class Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Huddersfield. In January 2019, Elfie co-created Celestial Minds, along with Lenee H., with the mission to support fellow poets and artists and to spread the voices of indie and LGBTQ creators.
http://www.elfieinbloom.co.uk

1 (-) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

2 (-) Cellar Testament – Greg Glazner (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2019)

3 (10) Lost Lovers Series- J – Eddie House (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

6 (5) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

7 (-) The Lavender Lotus Part 1 – Big Sal and Erika Luna-Cantor (JLC, 2019)

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

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

10 (7) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

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Week 13 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan

The Blue Nib’s third chapbook showcases the prize-winning entries to the literary magazine’s annual Summer Chapbook Contest. The Blue Nib is a not-for-profit small press and online publishing platform run by editors Shirley Bell & Dave Kavanagh. The prize was judged by Vivien Jones and the winners were Ruth Quinlan, Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott.

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

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

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

4 (-) Pro Femina – Carolyn Kizer (BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000)

5 (1) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

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

7 (-) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

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

9 (-) A Released Prisoner – Religious Tract Society (Curiosmith, Dec 2016)

10 (-) Lost Lovers Series- J – Eddie House (Independently published, 2019)

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Week 12 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Paula Jeffery

Sweet & Sour is a collection of words and images inspired by 3am writing sessions around a general theme of disconnection. The poems range from serious sestinas to frivolous free verse. From lost love to rape, depression to dementia and tongue-in-cheek, rolled eyes commentary on modern life.

Paula Jeffery was born in 1955, in Coventry, UK. By her own account she was a late starter, gaining a degree in Creative Writing in 2012 and beginning an exciting journey into art in 2014. Her first book was a collection of her genealogical research in respect of her Rainbow family, Chasing Rainbows. Then came two collections of drawings: Dog Days and 61 Rabbits. Paula is currently working on an historical novel due for release in 2019.

1 (1) – Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

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

3 (2) A Dublin Chapbook – Michael Fogarty (2019)

4 (4) A Normal Kind of Love – Ariana Cherry (Cherry House Press, 2019)

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

6 (7) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

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

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

9 (5) Mulatto: Not for Sale – Sarah Asia (2019)

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

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Week 11 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Paula Jeffery

Sweet & Sour is a collection of words and images inspired by 3am writing sessions around a general theme of disconnection. The poems range from serious sestinas to frivolous free verse. From lost love to rape, depression to dementia and tongue-in-cheek, rolled eyes commentary on modern life.

Paula Jeffery was born in 1955, in Coventry, UK. By her own account she was a late starter, gaining a degree in Creative Writing in 2012 and beginning an exciting journey into art in 2014. Her first book was a collection of her genealogical research in respect of her Rainbow family, Chasing Rainbows. Then came two collections of drawings: Dog Days and 61 Rabbits. Paula is currently working on an historical novel due for release in 2019.

1 (-) – Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

2 (4) A Dublin Chapbook – Michael Fogarty (2019)

3 (2) Palmistry – Christopher Ringrose (ICOE Press, 2019)

4 (3) A Normal Kind of Love – Ariana Cherry (Cherry House Press, 2019)

5 (1) Mulatto: Not for Sale – Sarah Asia (2019)

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

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

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

9 (9) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

10 (6) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

 

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Week 10 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Sarah Asia

Mulatto: Not for Sale is a bold confrontation of race relations in modern day America, as told through the author’s personal experiences as a Mulatto, born and raised in the Midwest US in the 1980s. Journey between the lines through 15 poems of various unconventional styles (mixed folk grow accustomed to doing things our own way). This chapbook challenges the US racial caste system and explores and exposes the mixed-race experience to call for a return to unity consciousness, a life beyond Black and White.

1 (9) Mulatto: Not for Sale – Sarah Asia (2019)

2 (-) Palmistry – Christopher Ringrose (ICOE Press, 2019)

3 (-) A Normal Kind of Love – Ariana Cherry (Cherry House Press, 2019)

4 (-) A Dublin Chapbook – Michael Fogarty (2019)

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

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

7 (6) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

8 (7) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

9 (3) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

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

 

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