Week 46 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Prince Unsworth

Prince_Unsworth_Chapbook_8 copyA 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.

New Entries – Serotonin by Erin Bethany (No.6), Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde (No.9), and Over The Skin by Carole Bulewski (No.10).

Leading publishers –CreateSpace (3 entries).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

2 (1) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

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

4 (8) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

5 (9) 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 (3) THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE – Isabelle Kenyon (Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.)

8 (4) Sit. Stay. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 2017)

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

10 (New Entry) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015

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Week 45 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Nightmare is a musing on the Fire of London but also explores the way that music can invade the imagination, and the body. A spine of moonlight moves through London like the Thames, and scorched manuscript marks the edges of Beethoven’s
sonata.

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. Her written work has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè.

New Entries – THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE by Isabelle Kenyon at No.3, Roll Over. by A.L.D. Chalom at No.7, and Murmurations by Stella Tripp at No.10.

Leading publishers –CreateSpace (4 entries).

Leading author – A.L.D. Chalom (3 publications).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

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

3 (-) THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE – Isabelle Kenyon (Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.)

4 (3) Sit. Stay. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 2017)

5 (10) Play Dead. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct 2017)

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

7 (-) Roll Over. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Mar 2017)

8 (5) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

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

10 (-) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, Dec 2015)

 

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Week 44 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Nightmare is a musing on the Fire of London but also explores the way that music can invade the imagination, and the body. A spine of moonlight moves through London like the Thames, and scorched manuscript marks the edges of Beethoven’s
sonata.

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. Her written work has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè.

New Entries – Almost a Nightmare by Astra Papachristodoulou at No.1,

Leading publishers –CreateSpace (3 entries).

Leading author – A.L.D. Chalom (2 publications).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (-) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

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

3 (2) Sit. Stay. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 2017)

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

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

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

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

8 (9) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

9 (10) Old Oak Worm Wood – SJ Fowler  (Sampson Low Ltd, July 2017)

10 (6) Play Dead. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct 2017)

 

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Week 43 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – 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.

New Entries – Sit. Stay. by A.L.D. Chalom at No.2, Place of Mind by Richard Blanco, and Play Dead. by A.L.D. Chalom at No.4.

Leading publishers –CreateSpace (3 entries).

Leading author – A.L.D. Chalom (2 publications).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

2 (-) Sit. Stay. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 2017)

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

4 (-) Place of Mind – Richard Blanco (Floating Wolf Quarterly, Aug. 2011)

5 (3) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

6 (-) Play Dead. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct 2017)

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

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

9 (4) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

10 (10) Old Oak Worm Wood – SJ Fowler  (Sampson Low Ltd, July 2017)

 

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Week 42 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – 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.

New Entries – Broken Women of the Mountains by Nida Mahmoed at No.3, Catitudes & Platitudes by Susan Wingate No.6, and Old Oak Worm Wood by SJ Fowler at No.10.

Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press, Sampson Low and Pluto Press (2 entries each).

Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

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

3 (-) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

4 (1) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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

6 (-) Catitudes & Platitudes – Susan Wingate (Roberts Press, April 2016)

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

8 (5) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

10 (-) Old Oak Worm Wood – SJ Fowler  (Sampson Low Ltd, July 2017)

 

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Week 41 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Isabel Allende

Anyone wishing to read a book of stories that mesmerizes you like the first stories you ever heard need look no further than The Stories of Eva Luna. The framing premise is that Eva and her lover Rolf have relaxed after an amorous encounter, and now Rolf wishes Eva to tell him a story. From the bed, Eva spins 23 amazing stories drawing from fairy tales, magic realism, the chaotic history of Latin America, and the reality (including dream reality) of women’s contemporary and past lives.

Isabel Allende  is a Chilean-American writer famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (1982) and City of the Beasts (2002), which have been commercially successful. Allende’s novels are often based upon her personal experience and historical events and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements of myth and realism. She has lectured and toured many American colleges to teach literature. Fluent in English as a second language, Allende was granted United States citizenship in 1993, having lived in California with her American husband since 1989.

New Entries – On Imagination by Mary Ruefle at No.8, and A Chapbook Of Poems by Prince Unsworth at No.9.

Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press and Pluto Press (2 entries each).

Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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

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

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

5 (8) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

7 (10) The Fear – Emily Land (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2017)

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

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

10 (4) party glass – Kezia Cole (Independently published, Sept. 2017)

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Week 40 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Isabel Allende

Anyone wishing to read a book of stories that mesmerizes you like the first stories you ever heard need look no further than The Stories of Eva Luna. The framing premise is that Eva and her lover Rolf have relaxed after an amorous encounter, and now Rolf wishes Eva to tell him a story. From the bed, Eva spins 23 amazing stories drawing from fairy tales, magic realism, the chaotic history of Latin America, and the reality (including dream reality) of women’s contemporary and past lives.

Isabel Allende  is a Chilean-American writer famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (1982) and City of the Beasts (2002), which have been commercially successful. Allende’s novels are often based upon her personal experience and historical events and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements of myth and realism. She has lectured and toured many American colleges to teach literature. Fluent in English as a second language, Allende was granted United States citizenship in 1993, having lived in California with her American husband since 1989.

New Entries – The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende at No.1, and A Chapbook of Greeting Card Verses by Tammy Ruggles at No.7.

Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press, Sampson Low and Pluto Press (2 entries each).

Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (-) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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

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

4 (2) party glass – Kezia Cole (Independently published, Sept. 2017)

5 (10) Future Dentist – Molly Bergin (Sampson Low Ltd, Sept 2017)

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

7 (-) A Chapbook of Greeting Card Verses – Tammy Ruggles (Independently published, date unknown)

8 (3) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

10 (8) The Fear – Emily Land (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2017)

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