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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Week 13 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 (2) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

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

3 (New entry) Dear Seth – Heather Christie (Independently published, Feb 2014)

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

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

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

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

8 (New entry) 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)

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

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

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Week 12 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Timothy Donnelly

“In time of crisis, we summon up our strength,” wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. Poems for Political Disaster gathers poems–from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump’s election–to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. Poetry is a counterforce. We offer these poems to readers as Rukeyser did–“not walls, but human things, human faces.”

Born in 1969 in Providence, Rhode Island, Timothy Donnelly holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from Columbia University.  Jorie Graham has remarked that his poetry is “musically brilliant and articulate,” and Richard Howard found Donnelly’s first collection, “as vigorous, as fresh, and as authoritative” as the work of John Ashbery. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from The Paris Review, Columbia University, and the New York State Writers Institute.
Donnelly is the current poetry editor at the Boston Review. He is also a professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 (New entry) Pro Femina – Carolyn Kizer (BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, March 2000)

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

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

10 (New entry) The Pariah’s Plight – Mathieu Person (Independently published, March 2018)

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Week 11 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 (2) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, Jan 2017)

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

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

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

6 (New entry) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

7 (9) The Sky is Green, The Grass is Pink – MD Weems (Independently published, Feb 2018)

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

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

10 (New entry) Letters from a Wildflower – Kayley M Pombriant (Independently published, March 2018)

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Week 10 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 (2) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

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

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

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

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

6 (New entry) Book of Storms – Benjamin James Morris (Publisher/date unknown)

7 (New entry) Shelley’s Socialism, and Popular Songs, Wholly Political and Destined to Awaken and Direct the Imagination of the Reformers – Edward Aveling (Pluto Press, Jan. 1987)

8 (7) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jan 1987)

9 (1) The Sky is Green, The Grass is Pink – MD Weems (Independently published, Feb 2018)

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

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Week 9 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – MD Weems

The Sky is Green, The Grass is Pink: A Chapbook of Epileptic Poetry gives the reader an in depth look at how TLE (Temporal lobe epilepsy) affects the mind and emotions of someone that deals with it on a daily basis. It reveals the creative sparks that heighten brain activity but also the frustration of not being able to finish things. Epilepsy isn’t something to be afraid of, it’s something that can pull creative works out of the minds of those that suffer with it. For readers unfamiliar with TLE, this chapbook will take you through a journey full of the challenges and inspirational transformations.

Born in Tulsa (USA) and raised in Colorado MD Weems is an award winning writer and artist. She has written thousands of pieces, including books, articles, white pages, and more, for publishers and clients all over the world.  As an avid painter she travels around the Tulsa and Central Oklahoma area to attending shows and festivals. Her works have been featured in exhibits in the MEME Gallery in Tulsa, OK and the Student Union Exhibition at Oklahoma State University, where her painting “Duality” was awarded second place. In late 2014, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and in early 2015, she was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy. Suffering with undiagnosed seizures for so long has made a remarkable stamp on her artwork, which is constantly changing. While sometimes a nuisance, these seizures help her to create some of the most amazing pieces that stir the imagination.

1 (6) The Sky is Green, The Grass is Pink – MD Weems (Independently published, Feb 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 (New entry) E intersection N – Silje Ree  (Sampson Low, Jan 2018)

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