Week 51 UK Chapbook Chart 2016


Olena Kalytiak Davis

On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed by Olena Kalytiak Davis is back at No.1 on the UK Chapbook Chart after just a week away. This is a new work from America’s wildest poet of the self. These are confessional poems which refuse to yield, 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 Suicide Chapbook by Matthew Haubert at No.4 and Any Kind of Excuse by Nin Andrews at No.5.

The top publisher’s crown is shared between, Pluto PressSampson Low and Hollyridge Press, all have 2 entries in the top ten. Oscar Wilde is the leading author with 2 publications.


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

2 (3) The Chapbook: Poems – Charles Bane, Jr. (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2 July 2011)

3 (1) The Copper Cascade – Kneel Downe & Steve Taylor-Bryant (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 18 Nov 2016)

4 (-) The Suicide Chapbook – Matthew Haubert  (Matthew P. Haubert, 25 Feb. 2012)

5 (-) Any Kind of Excuse – Nin Andrews (The Kent State University Press 31 Mar. 2003)

6 (6) Garden – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Nov. 2016)

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

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

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

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

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