The UK Chapbook Chart has been rejuvenated by two new entries this week. Whittlings by Paul F. Lenzi occupies the coveted Number 1 position while Perfectly Formed by Stuart Buck sits just below at Number 2.
Lenzi’s first chapbook is a departure from his many full length collections, yet even in this smaller format his original poems give currency to some of the most complex of our human experiences. Buck describes Perfectly Formed as a Micro-Chapbook of Micro-Poetry. Hope, Love, War, Peace, Light, Dark. A tiny gift of hope in a sad, strange world.
Sampson Low are still top of the publisher’s chart with 4 entries in the top ten. Oscar Wilde is the leading author with publications at No.4 & No.7.
1 (-) Whittlings – Paul F. Lenzi (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 14 Sept. 2016)
2 (-) Perfectly Formed – Stuart Buck (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 15 Jun. 2016)
3 (1) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)
4 (3) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)
5 (2) The Scotch Egg Diet – David Bushell (Sampson Low Ltd, 26 Feb 2015)
6 (4) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Dec 2015)
7 (7) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)
8 (5) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)
9 (6) Dreamtime Reflections – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 27 Nov 2015)
10 (9) Ezra Pound & the de Rachewiltz Family: Prose, Poetry & Translations: Volume 16 – Mary De Rachewiltz (St. Andrews University Press, 28 May 2016)