A second week at Number 1 for Whittlings by Paul F. Lenzi. This is his first chapbook, 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.
Paul F. Lenzi’s tells us more about himself, “I am the father of three adult children, each of whom holds my undying love and irrepressible pride. Grandfather of eleven heartwarming youngsters, whom I can never see often enough. One of the early baby boomer generation. Retired Manhattan insurance company executive. Lifelong resident of New Jersey until retiring to rural New Hampshire in 2005. A first generation American born to Italian immigrant parents. Rutgers University alumnus: philosophy, ethics and political science. A proud member of the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, Mensa International, and the NRA. Numerous professional affiliations abrogated by retirement.”
There is one new entries, The Putterer’s Notebook by Akilah Oliver at No.9.
Top publisher this week is Sampson Low who have 4 entries in the top ten. Oscar Wilde is the leading author with publications at No.5 & No.7.
1 (1) Whittlings – Paul F. Lenzi (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 14 Sept. 2016)
2 (2) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)
3 (3) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Dec 2015)
4 (7) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)
5 (4) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)
6 (-) The Putterer’s Notebook – Akilah Oliver (Belladonna Books, Feb. 2008)
7 (6) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)
8 (5) The Scotch Egg Diet – David Bushell (Sampson Low Ltd, 26 Feb 2015)
9 (8) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)
10 (9) Dreamtime Reflections – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 27 Nov 2015)