Olena Kalytiak Davis returns to the 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).
New entries – Animals of Habit by Catherine Pierce at No.4, Soul of Man Under Socialism (no.6) and Ballad of Reading Gaol (No.7) by Oscar Wilde, It’s Called a Heart by Kil Conor at No.9, and Mystical Musings by Jeffrey Gilbert at No.10.
Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press and Pluto Press (2 entries each).
Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications each)
TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS
1 (2) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)
2 (3) Poems for Political Disaster –
3 (1) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)
4 (-) Animals of Habit – Catherine Pierce (The Kent State University Press 31 Mar 2004)
5 (10) Colouring Walls – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 9 Feb. 2017)
6 (-) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)
7 (-) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)
8 (4) Pack Mentality – Kneel Downe (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 11 April 2017)
9 (-) It’s Called a Heart – Kil Conor (Skelly Road, 16 Mar. 2017)
10 (-) Mystical Musings – Jeffrey Gilbert (Independently published, 2 April 2017)