Week 47 UK Chapbook Chart 2016

paul_f_lenzi_atlas_of_clouds_1-copyA fourth week at Number 1 for Paul F. Lenzi and a second week for Atlas of Clouds. A second chapbook authored by the internationally acclaimed poet and this collection gives currency to some of the complexities of our human experience. They are at once provocative, poignant, stylish and readily accessible. Rich with artful syntax, this chapbook demonstrates why Paul F. Lenzi is among the best of our contemporary American poets.

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 entry, Dreamtime Reflections by Francesca Albini at No.10.

Top publisher this week is Sampson Low who have 4 entries in the top ten. Oscar Wilde and Paul F. Lenzi share the leading author laurels with 2 publications each.

1 (1) Atlas of Clouds – Paul F. Lenzi (Stonewood Press, 5 Nov. 2016)

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

3 (2) The Scotch Egg Diet – David Bushell (Sampson Low Ltd, 26 Feb 2015)

4 (5) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)

5 (6) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Dec 2015)

6 (4) Whittlings – Paul F. Lenzi (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 14 Sept. 2016)

7 (9) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)

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

9 (8) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)

10 (-) Dreamtime Reflections – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 27 Nov 2015)

 

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