Week 1 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Olena Kalytiak Davis

olena_kalytiak_davis_chapbook_7-copyKicking off 2017 in style, Olena Kalytiak Davis once again takes the coveted No.1 position on the UK Chapbook Chart with On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed. A new work from America’s wildest poet of the self, with her confessional poems which refuse to yield. She uses language as both screen and blade continually asking: 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).

We welcome Murmurations by Stella Tripp and Bipolar Moods by Kerry Valkyrie Baldock Kelly into the Top Ten this week.

No.1 Publisher is shared between four houses, Pluto Press, Hollyridge Press, Sampson Low and CreateSpace Independent Publishing all have 2 entries in the top ten.

Oscar Wilde is the leading author with 2 publications.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 (-) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Dec 2015)

10 (-) Bipolar Moods – Kerry Valkyrie Baldock Kelly (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 7 May 2016)

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