Week 22 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Wayne Sleeth

Financial Times is the second chapbook published by British painter Wayne Sleeth. Since 2015 he has been re-interpreting certain works of French master Claude Monet, including his Nymphéas (MonetMonetMonet, ISBN  978-1-910578-27-8). Keen to re-appropriate Monet’s views of Westminster and the Thames of a century ago, Sleeth has continued the ‘channel-crossing’ tradition, returning to London in painting and haikus in what are important, contemporary, and financial times.

In his mature work since moving to the Lorraine region of France in 2001, Wayne Sleeth reiterates and re-explores the source and schema of his more formative sensations; the big skies above the flat lands of both the Lincolnshire coast of his father and the polders of maternal Flanders, where he also spent his childhood. The Lorraine region for this confirmed European is not only geographically strategic, but offers an echo of that very play of horizontality and verticality where the artist draws freely on “l’espace” as he knows and feels it, as far as the canvas edge…

1 (5) Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth (Sampson Low, May 2018)

2 (1) Brood – Kimiko Hahn  (Sarabande Books, July 2018)

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

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

5 (New entry) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, July 2018)

6 (4) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2011)

7 (6) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, May 2018)

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

9 (New entry) Kallisti – D.R. Perry (Independently published, May 2018)

10 (New entry) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, Sept. 2010)


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