A second week at Number 1 on the UK Chapbook chart for On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed by Olena Kalytiak Davis. This is a new work from America’s wildest poet of the self. These are confessional poems which refuse to confess, which use language as both screen and blade as they continually ask: Who is this “I”? Can the “I” write itself to truth?
A first-generation Ukrainian American, Olena Kalytiak Davis grew up in Detroit and was educated at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College. Davis’s poetry collections include And Her Soul Out of Nothing (1997), selected by Rita Dove for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, and shattered sonnets, love cards, and other off and back handed importunities (2003).
There are two new entries, The Chapbook: Poems by Charles Bane, Jr. at No.2 and Garden by Francesca Albini at No.4.
Top publisher this week is Sampson Low who have 3 entries in the top ten. Oscar Wilde and Francesca Albini share the leading author laurels with 2 publications each.
TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS
1 (1) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)
2 (-) The Chapbook: Poems – Charles Bane, Jr. (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2 July 2011)
3 (2) The Copper Cascade – Kneel Downe & Steve Taylor-Bryant (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 18 Nov 2016)
4 (-) Garden – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Nov. 2016)
5 (7) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)
6 (8) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)
7 (6) Atlas of Clouds – Paul F. Lenzi (Stonewood Press, 5 Nov. 2016)
8 (3) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)
9 (9) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)
10 (10) Dreamtime Reflections – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 27 Nov 2015)