Week 45 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Nightmare is a musing on the Fire of London but also explores the way that music can invade the imagination, and the body. A spine of moonlight moves through London like the Thames, and scorched manuscript marks the edges of Beethoven’s

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. Her written work has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè.

New Entries – THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE by Isabelle Kenyon at No.3, Roll Over. by A.L.D. Chalom at No.7, and Murmurations by Stella Tripp at No.10.

Leading publishers –CreateSpace (4 entries).

Leading author – A.L.D. Chalom (3 publications).


1 (1) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

2 (2) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

3 (-) THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE – Isabelle Kenyon (Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.)

4 (3) Sit. Stay. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 2017)

5 (10) Play Dead. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct 2017)

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

7 (-) Roll Over. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Mar 2017)

8 (5) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

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

10 (-) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, Dec 2015)


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