Week 3 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.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) 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, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

4 (2) A Peace of Me – HC Daniels (Independently published, Jan 2018)

5 (New entry) Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel (Sampson Low, Jan 2018)

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

7 (7) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

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

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

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

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Week 2 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.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

2 (New entry) A Peace of Me – HC Daniels (Independently published, Jan 2018)

3 (3) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

5 (6) Zoomorphic – Emily Wharton (Emily Wharton, 13 Sept. 2015)

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

7 (9) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

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

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

10 (New entry) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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Week 1 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Luke Smith

A Reflective State is a contemporary vision of poetry and spoken-word verse. Provoking both thought and reaction, this collection of minimalist, emotive works offers a clean cut approach to the written word. With modern day matters at its heart, A Reflective State will strike a chord with anyone that has loved, lost, questioned the everyday or seen beauty in the ordinary or extraordinary.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (New entry) A Reflective State – Luke Smith (Independently published, Dec 2017)

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

3 (1) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

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

6 (4) Zoomorphic – Emily Wharton (Emily Wharton, 13 Sept. 2015)

7 (New Entry) Cunt.bomb. – Jessica Helen Lopez (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 31 Dec. 2013)

8 (5) Lost River – James Tate (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2003)

9 (7) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

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

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Week 52 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – 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.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

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

4 (New Entry) Zoomorphic – Emily Wharton (Emily Wharton, 13 Sept. 2015)

5 (4) Lost River – James Tate (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2003)

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

7 (6) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

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

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

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

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Christmas 2017 UK Chapbook Chart – 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.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

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

4 (New entry) Lost River – James Tate (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2003)

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

6 (4) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

7 (6) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

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

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

 

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Week 50 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – 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.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (New Entry) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

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

4 (5) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

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

6 (9) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

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

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

10 (New Entry) Cunt.bomb. – Jessica Helen Lopez (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 31 Dec. 2013)

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Week 49 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.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

2 (4) 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 (1) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

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

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

7 (New Entry) School Run – Natalie Low (Sampson Low Ltd, Sept 2017)

8 (New Entry) Zoomorphic – Emily Wharton (Emily Wharton, 13 Sept. 2015)

9 (7) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

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