Week 34 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Tammy Ruggles

A new number one on the UK Chapbook Chart this week. As it says on the tin,  A Chapbook of Greeting Card Verses is a selection of poems in the form of greeting cards made into a chapbook.

Tammy Ruggles was born with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive blinding disease that gradually weakens the retinas, she was declared legally blind at age 40. Her vision is 20/400, a number that’s considered “severe visual impairment” by the American Optometric Association. As well as being a fine professional photographer, she is also a gifted artist and great writer. Her first paperback book, Peace, was published by Clear Light Books in 2005. Some of her remarkable work like finger paintings, photos, and writing has been published in literary journals, art magazines, and consumer publications such as Writer’s Digest, Art Times Journal, Disney’s Family Fun Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many more.

New Entries – A Chapbook of Greeting Card Verses by Tammy Ruggles at No.1, and The Sea Quells by Amy Evans at No.9.

Leading publisher –Holllyridge Press

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (-) A Chapbook of Greeting Card Verses – Tammy Ruggles (Independently published, date unknown)

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

3 (2) Chapbook Riddles: Reprints of Six Rare and Charming Early Juveniles – Peter Stockham (Dover Publications, 1975)

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

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

6 (3) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

7 (5) Seven Boxes for the Country After – Janet McAdams (The Kent State University Press    30 April 2016)

8 (8) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 25 July 2017)

9 (-) The Sea Quells – Amy Evans (Shearsman Books 17 Jun. 2013)

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

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