Week 49 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Sara Anderson

Another poetry chapbook collection, this short collection of works also contains brief personal excerpts and flash fiction stories in a path to a lifelong journey of the question of self-worth and the struggle of self-love with growing expectation of the future, and an anticipation of the lifelong journey ahead in this stunning collection of poetry, prose, fiction and nonfiction.

1 – Past Present Blues – Sara Anderson (Independently published, 2019)

2 – Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone – Thiahera Nurse and Reginald Gibbons (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

3 – Uncanny Valley: A Trio of Disquieting Stories – Jeffrey Thomas (Independently published, 2019)

4 – Horrotica Chapbook 2: Borboleta – Valkyrie Kerry (Independently published, 2019)

5 – Creance; or, Comest Thou Cosmic Nazarite – Andrew E. Colarusso and Matthew Shenoda (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

6 – Something Plain – I. D. Brannan (Independently published, 2019)

7 – Lunch by the Pond – Lisa K Winkler (Independently published, 2019)

8 – Cthulhu Nights – Noah Patterson (Independently published, 2019)

9 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

10 – The Blue Nib Chapbook Four – Pat Anthony, Mike Farren, Sharon Flynn (Independently published, 2019)

 

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Week 48 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Jeffrey Thomas

Three weird fiction stories that peel back the skin to reveal the darkness beyond. UNCANNY VALLEY – A salesman is given a tour of a sex doll factory, where the products may be more than simply life-like. STRANGER IN THE HOUSE – A factory worker whose mother is dying begins to truly understand the impermanence of all human flesh, and identity — his own included. SLICED BREAD – The Caudata Effect is a recent mutation that allows human beings to regenerate damaged cells quickly…a development taken advantage of by a near future totalitarian society. From Jeffrey Thomas, the author of Punktown.

Jeffrey Thomas is a prolific writer of science fiction and horror, best known for his stories set in the nightmarish future city Punktown. He has been a 2003 finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (Best First Novel) for Monstrocity, and a 2008 finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Deadstock. Thomas is also responsible for Necropolitan Press, an independent publisher in the genres of horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, and “the unclassifiable.”, which was founded in 1993.

1 – Uncanny Valley: A Trio of Disquieting Stories – Jeffrey Thomas (Independently published, 2019)

2 – How Will I Sound When My Voice Returns? – Elfie (Independently published, 2019)

3 – Winter Warmers Silly & Serious – Sandra Matthews  (Sheephouse Books, 2019)

4 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

5 – If It Bleeds – Matthew M. Bartlett (Nightscape Press, 2019)

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

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

8 – Horrotica Chapbook 1 – Valkyrie Kerry (Independently published, 2019)

9 – The Blue Nib Chapbook Four – Pat Anthony, Mike Farren, Sharon Flynn (Independently published, 2019)

10 – Thalassophile – Abigayle Goldstein and Sima Ijadi (Swimming with Elephants Publications, 2019)

 

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Week 47 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Elfie

How Will I Sound When My Voice Returns? is an intimate exploration of the aftermath of sexual assault and the victim’s struggle to talk about her experiences. It is the second poetry chapbook by English poet Elfie.

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 – How Will I Sound When My Voice Returns? – Elfie (Independently published, 2019)

2 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

3 – Sightings – Rose Cook (Hen Run, 2019)

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

5 – Darker Worlds –  Jeffrey Thomas (Independently published, 2019)

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

7 – Thalassophile – Abigayle Goldstein and Sima Ijadi (Swimming with Elephants Publications, 2019)

8 – Horrotica Chapbook 1 – Valkyrie Kerry (Independently published, 2019)

9 – The Blue Nib Chapbook Four – Pat Anthony, Mike Farren, Sharon Flynn (Independently published, 2019)

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

 

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Week 44 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Alvin Pang

In this universe we sip milk tea as the child we can never
have gambols on the fine sand of our unfinished pining.
In a series of textured prose currents, UNINTERRUPTED TIME assays confluent moments of familial and intimate relations, tracing the mortal body’s insistent and at times devastating transitions.

Alvin Pang (b.1972, Singapore) was Singapore’s Young Artist of the Year for Literature in 2005, and received the Singapore Youth Award for Arts and Culture in 2007. A poet, writer, editor and translator, he has appeared in major festivals and publications worldwide and his work has been translated into over fifteen languages. Listed in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English (2nd Edition, 2013), he is a Board Member of the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute and a Fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program. He also directs The Literary Centre (Singapore), a non-profit trans-cultural initiative.

1 – Uninterrupted Time – Alvin Pang (Recent Work Press, 2019)

2 – George Giusti: The Idea is the Heart of the Matter – Ned Drew, Brenda Mcmanus, Paul Sternberger (Boydell and Brewer, 2016)

3 – Strip Down – Marcus Bales, D.A. Prince, Brian Allgar, Robin Helweg-Larsen, A.E. Stallings, Tom Vaughan, Vera Ignatowitsch, George Simmers, Susan de Sola, Claudia Gary, Antonia Clark, David Galef, Paula Mahon, Gail White (Sampson Low, 2019)

4 – Chelou – C.J. Zimmerman (Independently published)

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

6 – Abominable: A Creature Feature – William Meikle (Independently published, 2019)

7 – The Blue Nib Chapbook Four – Pat Anthony, Mike Farren, Sharon Flynn (Independently published, 2019)

8 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

9 – Learning to Have Lost – Oz Hardwick (Recent Work Press, 2019)

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

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Week 43 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Meagan Farris

Meagan_Farris_1A chapbook collection of poetry inspired by fifteen different famous works of art. Works of artists like Van Gogh, Klimt, and Picasso are featured, as well as citations for all references found in the poems. Themes such as depression, love, science, and systematic oppression are present in these poetic interpretations.

1 – Piece de Resistance: The Art of Depression – Meagan Farris (Independently published, 2019)

2 – Uninterrupted Time – Alvin Pang (Recent Work Press, 2019)

3 – George Giusti: The Idea is the Heart of the Matter – Ned Drew, Brenda Mcmanus, Paul Sternberger (Boydell and Brewer, 2016)

4 – The Blue Nib Chapbook Four – Pat Anthony, Mike Farren, Sharon Flynn (Independently published, 2019)

5 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

6 – Learning to Have Lost – Oz Hardwick (Recent Work Press, 2019)

7 – Abominable: A Creature Feature – William Meikle (Independently published, 2019)

8 – Strip Down – Marcus Bales, D.A. Prince, Brian Allgar, Robin Helweg-Larsen, A.E. Stallings, Tom Vaughan, Vera Ignatowitsch, George Simmers, Susan de Sola, Claudia Gary, Antonia Clark, David Galef, Paula Mahon, Gail White (Sampson Low, 2019)

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

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

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Week 42 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Alvin Pang

In this universe we sip milk tea as the child we can never
have gambols on the fine sand of our unfinished pining.
In a series of textured prose currents, UNINTERRUPTED TIME assays confluent moments of familial and intimate relations, tracing the mortal body’s insistent and at times devastating transitions.

Alvin Pang (b.1972, Singapore) was Singapore’s Young Artist of the Year for Literature in 2005, and received the Singapore Youth Award for Arts and Culture in 2007. A poet, writer, editor and translator, he has appeared in major festivals and publications worldwide and his work has been translated into over fifteen languages. Listed in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English (2nd Edition, 2013), he is a Board Member of the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute and a Fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program. He also directs The Literary Centre (Singapore), a non-profit trans-cultural initiative.

1 – Uninterrupted Time – Alvin Pang (Recent Work Press, 2019)

2 – George Giusti: The Idea is the Heart of the Matter – Ned Drew, Brenda Mcmanus, Paul Sternberger (Boydell and Brewer, 2016)

3 – Wavering Words – R. Pursell (Independently published, 2019)

4 – Strip Down – Marcus Bales, D.A. Prince, Brian Allgar, Robin Helweg-Larsen, A.E. Stallings, Tom Vaughan, Vera Ignatowitsch, George Simmers, Susan de Sola, Claudia Gary, Antonia Clark, David Galef, Paula Mahon, Gail White (Sampson Low, 2019)

5 – The Blue Nib Chapbook Four – Pat Anthony, Mike Farren, Sharon Flynn (Independently published, 2019)

6 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

7 – Abominable: A Creature Feature – William Meikle (Independently published, 2019)

8 – Learning to Have Lost – Oz Hardwick (Recent Work Press, 2019)

9 – Beach – Aerwyna  (Independently published, 2019)

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

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Week 41 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Alvin Pang

In this universe we sip milk tea as the child we can never
have gambols on the fine sand of our unfinished pining.
In a series of textured prose currents, UNINTERRUPTED TIME assays confluent moments of familial and intimate relations, tracing the mortal body’s insistent and at times devastating transitions.

Alvin Pang (b.1972, Singapore) was Singapore’s Young Artist of the Year for Literature in 2005, and received the Singapore Youth Award for Arts and Culture in 2007. A poet, writer, editor and translator, he has appeared in major festivals and publications worldwide and his work has been translated into over fifteen languages. Listed in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English (2nd Edition, 2013), he is a Board Member of the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute and a Fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program. He also directs The Literary Centre (Singapore), a non-profit trans-cultural initiative.

1 – Uninterrupted Time – Alvin Pang (Recent Work Press, 2019)

2 – George Giusti: The Idea is the Heart of the Matter – Ned Drew, Brenda Mcmanus, Paul Sternberger (Boydell and Brewer, 2016)

3 – Beach – Aerwyna  (Independently published, 2019)

4 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

5 – The Blue Nib Chapbook Four – Pat Anthony, Mike Farren, Sharon Flynn (Independently published, 2019)

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

7 – Abominable: A Creature Feature – William Meikle (Independently published, 2019)

8 – Learning to Have Lost – Oz Hardwick (Recent Work Press, 2019)

9 – Wavering Words – R. Pursell (Independently published, 2019)

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

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