Week 39 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Olena Kalytiak Davis 


Olena Kalytiak Davis

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 – Over The Skin by Carole Bulewski at No.3 and Future Dentist by Molly Bergin at No.10.

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

Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications).


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

2 (2) party glass – Kezia Cole (Independently published, Sept. 2017)

3 (-) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

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

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

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

8 (8) The Fear – Emily Land (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2017)

9 (1) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)

10 (-) Future Dentist – Molly Bergin (Sampson Low Ltd, Sept 2017)

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