A Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth, charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. The poems vary in theme, shape, size and form, with such titles as Give In She Waits For Me, The Proposal, and Norma for the reader to enjoy.
Prince Unsworth was born in the historic town of Winchester in 1992, but grew up a short distance away in Eastleigh. He fell in love with reading and writing poetry whilst studying at secondary school. Struggling to cope with his parents separation, poetry gave him that real escape from life. Somewhere he could really express the feelings that bubbled deep inside. After leaving school the art of poetry was lost to him and he settled into a few different jobs. Then on the 25th of June 2009 the sad news that Michael Jackson had died led Prince to the poetry of the 20th Century’s popular balladeer. This was the catalyst for a new love affair with poetry. The seed of inspiration grew into Prince’s first published anthology in October 2017, a collection that reached the UK number 1 spot later that month.
New Entries – Broken Women of the Mountains by Nida Mahmoed at No.3, Catitudes & Platitudes by Susan Wingate No.6, and Old Oak Worm Wood by SJ Fowler at No.10.
Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press, Sampson Low and Pluto Press (2 entries each).
Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications).
TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS
1 (9) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)
2 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)
3 (-) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)
4 (1) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)
5 (2) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)
6 (-) Catitudes & Platitudes – Susan Wingate (Roberts Press, April 2016)
7 (4) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jan 1987)
8 (5) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)
9 (6) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jun 1978)
10 (-) Old Oak Worm Wood – SJ Fowler (Sampson Low Ltd, July 2017)