Week 25 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Tony Hoagland

Once again Hard Rain by Tony Hoagland graces the number 1 position on the UK Chapbook Chart. Hard Rain is consistently the most popular of chapbooks in the UK and remains a favourite amongst readers throughout the world.

Tony Hoagland is still little known in Europe and yet he made his way into the prestigious British encyclopaedia Contemporary Poets at a very early stage. Since then he has also published Donkey Gospel and What Narcissism Means to Me, books that have won him a swathe of awards in North America. As these titles suggest, Hoagland’s characteristic tone is marked by a deep devotion to hedonism in all its manifestations, humour being one of its mainstays

Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press, Createspace and Pluto Press (2 entries each).

Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications each)

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

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

3 (3) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

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

6 (7) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, 23 May 2017)

7 (4) Colouring Walls – Stella Tripp  (Sampson Low Ltd, 9 Feb. 2017)

8 (9) Coffee Thoughts – A N Hill (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 25 May 2017)

9 (8) Pack Mentality – Kneel Downe (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 11 April 2017)

10 (10) A Democrat’s Chapbook – A Quiet Woman (The Bodley Head, 1942)

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