Week 20 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Kimiko Hahn

In Brood, Kimiko Hahn trains her eye on the commonplace–clothespins, bees, papaya, perfume, poached eggs, a sponge, fire, sand dollars–and reveals their very essence in concise evocative language. Underlying these little gems is a sense of loss, a mother’s death or a longing for childhood. “Brood” connotes the bundling of family or beasts, but also dark thinking, and both are at play here where the less said, the better.

Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten books of poetry, including most recently, Brain Fever (Norton, 2014). She has received numerous honors, including the PSA’s Shelley Memorial Prize, the PEN/Voelcker Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a distinguished professor in creative writing at Queens College (CUNY) and lives in Forest Hills, New York.

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

2 (2) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, May 2018)

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

4 (4) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, May 2017)

5 (7) Love Dictates * – Deartra D. Madkins-Boone (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

6 (New entry) Big Trouble in Little Boots – Brian Knight (Tulpa Books, April 2018)

7 (9) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2011)

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

9 (New entry) Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge – R. Roger Remington (RIT Press, Jan. 2009)

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

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Week 19 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Kimiko Hahn

In Brood, Kimiko Hahn trains her eye on the commonplace–clothespins, bees, papaya, perfume, poached eggs, a sponge, fire, sand dollars–and reveals their very essence in concise evocative language. Underlying these little gems is a sense of loss, a mother’s death or a longing for childhood. “Brood” connotes the bundling of family or beasts, but also dark thinking, and both are at play here where the less said, the better.

Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten books of poetry, including most recently, Brain Fever (Norton, 2014). She has received numerous honors, including the PSA’s Shelley Memorial Prize, the PEN/Voelcker Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a distinguished professor in creative writing at Queens College (CUNY) and lives in Forest Hills, New York.

1 (5) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

2 (3) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, May 2018)

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

4 (6) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, May 2017)

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

6 (7) Shenanigans – Deartra D. Madkins-Boone (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

7 (New entry) Love Dictates * – Deartra D. Madkins-Boone (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

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

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

10 (9) Poem – Timmy Read (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 2018)

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Week 18 UK 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 (5) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

2 (1) American Parable – Sonia Greenfield (Autumn House Press, May 2018)

3 (2) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, May 2018)

4 (3) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

5 (4) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

6 (6) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, May 2017)

7 (New entry) Shenanigans – Deartra D. Madkins-Boone (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

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

9 (8) Poem – Timmy Read (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 2018)

1o (New entry) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

 

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Week 17 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Sonia Greenfield

Selected by Heather McNaugher, contest judge for Coal Hill Review’s 2017 Chapbook Prize. Sonia Greenfield’s poetry chapbook American Parable is a portrait of America’s current political and cultural landscape. Greenfield’s candor is a light that helps us make sense of a murky world.

SONIA GREENFIELD was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, and her book Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market, won the 2014 Codhill Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in a variety of places, including in the 2010 Best American Poetry, Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, and Willow Springs. Her collection of prose poems, Letdown, is forthcoming. She lives with her husband and son in Hollywood where she edits the Rise Up Review and co-directs the Southern California Poetry Festival.

1 (2) American Parable – Sonia Greenfield (Autumn House Press, May 2018)

2 (4) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, May 2018)

3 (1) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

4 (2) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

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

6 (6) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, May 2017)

7 (7) Lester Beall: Space, Time, & Content – R. Roger Remington & Massimo Vignelli (RIT Press, Jan. 2003)

8 (8) Poem – Timmy Read (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 2018)

9 (9) Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge – R. Roger Remington (RIT Press, Jan. 2009)

10 (10) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2011)

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Week 16 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Erin Bethany

Serotonin is a poetry chapbook chronicling one person’s descent into depression before entering into recovery, told in a union of poetry and photographs. The words that compose Serotonin are a devotion to those who struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, whether or not they say it aloud. Serotonin seeks to provide another voice to a heavy stigmatized and misunderstood topic and show people what life is like for one person who experiences depression and suicidal thoughts.

Erin Bethany is a child of the mountains residing by the sea who writes too much and feels too deeply. As the recipient of Fairfield University’s Eloquentia Perfecta Core Writing Award, she was published in an anthology of student writing, as well as has self-published a poetry chapbook on depression and suicidal thoughts, in an effort to contribute to the destigmatization of mental illness. She has also published a short story told in the point of view of a major depressive drug addict in Appalachia, bringing together her work on the topic of mental illness and Appalachian culture and life.

1 (1) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

2 (2) American Parable – Sonia Greenfield (Autumn House Press, May 2018)

3 (8) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

4 (3) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, Jan 2017)

5 (4) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

6 (6) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, May 2017)

7 (5) Lester Beall: Space, Time, & Content – R. Roger Remington & Massimo Vignelli (RIT Press, Jan. 2003)

8 (New entry) Poem – Timmy Read (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 2018)

9 (New entry) Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge – R. Roger Remington (RIT Press, Jan. 2009)

10 (New entry) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2011)

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Week 15 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Erin Bethany

Serotonin is a poetry chapbook chronicling one person’s descent into depression before entering into recovery, told in a union of poetry and photographs. The words that compose Serotonin are a devotion to those who struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, whether or not they say it aloud. Serotonin seeks to provide another voice to a heavy stigmatized and misunderstood topic and show people what life is like for one person who experiences depression and suicidal thoughts.

Erin Bethany is a child of the mountains residing by the sea who writes too much and feels too deeply. As the recipient of Fairfield University’s Eloquentia Perfecta Core Writing Award, she was published in an anthology of student writing, as well as has self-published a poetry chapbook on depression and suicidal thoughts, in an effort to contribute to the destigmatization of mental illness. She has also published a short story told in the point of view of a major depressive drug addict in Appalachia, bringing together her work on the topic of mental illness and Appalachian culture and life.

1 (8) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

2 (New entry) American Parable – Sonia Greenfield (Autumn House Press, May 2018)

3 (3) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, Jan 2017)

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

5 (New entry) Lester Beall: Space, Time, & Content – R. Roger Remington & Massimo Vignelli (RIT Press, Jan. 2003)

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

7 (New entry) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2011)

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

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

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

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Week 14 UK 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, Oct 2017)

2 (New entry) A Face Full of Ugly – Brian Knight (Tulpa Books, April 2018)

3 (2) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, Jan 2017)

4 (New entry) Big Trouble in Little Boots – Brian Knight (Tulpa Books, April 2018)

5 (4) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct 2005)

6 (10) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jun 1978)

7 (New entry) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

8 (5) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

9 (8) DAS GEDICHT chapbook. German Poetry Now (Vol. 1) – Tanja Dückers, Ulla Hahn, Helmut Krausser, Matthias Politycki, Ilma Rakusa, Jan Wagner, Michael Augustin, Anton G. Leitner, Paul-Henri Campbell (Leitner Verlag, Jan 2014)

10 (9) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jan 1987)

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