Week 27 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) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

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

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

4 (New entry) Super Mega Awesome Chapbook – Allan Aliwa (Publisher unknown, June 2018)

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

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

7 (10) Nowhere to Arrive – Jenny Xie (Northwestern University Press, Dec 2016)

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

9 (New entry) No Love Truer – Kimberly McAfee (Publisher unknown, July 2018)

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

 

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Week 26 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) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

7 (10) Epidemia Haiku Chapbook – Valkyriekerry Kelly (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 2018)

8 (7) London Violins – Alban Low and DJ Ritu  (Sampson Low, June 2018)

9 (New entry) Dark Matter – Valkyriekerry Kelly (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 2018)

10 (2) Nowhere to Arrive – Jenny Xie (Northwestern University Press, Dec 2016)

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Week 25 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.

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

2 (2) Nowhere to Arrive – Jenny Xie (Northwestern University Press, Dec 2016)

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

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

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

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

7 (5) London Violins – Alban Low and DJ Ritu  (Sampson Low, June 2018)

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

9 (9) Not your Token – Leila Tualla (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

10 (New entry) Epidemia Haiku Chapbook – Valkyriekerry Kelly (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 2018)

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Week 24 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 (New entry) Nowhere to Arrive – Jenny Xie (Northwestern University Press, Dec 2016)

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

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

5 (New entry) London Violins – Alban Low and DJ Ritu  (Sampson Low, June 2018)

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

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

8 (6) Whiskey Letters: Volume 18 – Susan Vannatta (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

9 (3) Not your Token – Leila Tualla (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

10 (4) Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth (Sampson Low, May 2018)

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Week 23 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 (2) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

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

3 (New entry) Not your Token – Leila Tualla (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

4 (1) Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth (Sampson Low, May 2018)

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

6 (New entry) Whiskey Letters: Volume 18 – Susan Vannatta (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

7 (New entry) Super Mega Awesome Chapbook – Allan Aliwa (Independently published, June 2018)

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

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

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

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Week 22 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Wayne Sleeth

Financial Times is the second chapbook published by British painter Wayne Sleeth. Since 2015 he has been re-interpreting certain works of French master Claude Monet, including his Nymphéas (MonetMonetMonet, ISBN  978-1-910578-27-8). Keen to re-appropriate Monet’s views of Westminster and the Thames of a century ago, Sleeth has continued the ‘channel-crossing’ tradition, returning to London in painting and haikus in what are important, contemporary, and financial times.

In his mature work since moving to the Lorraine region of France in 2001, Wayne Sleeth reiterates and re-explores the source and schema of his more formative sensations; the big skies above the flat lands of both the Lincolnshire coast of his father and the polders of maternal Flanders, where he also spent his childhood. The Lorraine region for this confirmed European is not only geographically strategic, but offers an echo of that very play of horizontality and verticality where the artist draws freely on “l’espace” as he knows and feels it, as far as the canvas edge…

1 (5) Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth (Sampson Low, May 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 (New entry) Kallisti – D.R. Perry (Independently published, May 2018)

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

 

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Week 21 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 (4) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, May 2017)

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

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

5 (New entry) Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth (Sampson Low, May 2018)

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

7 (New entry) Not your Token – Leila Tualla (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

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

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

10 (New entry) Palm Protector 2018 – Bethany Murray (Sampson Low, May 2018)

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