Week 24 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Kimiko Hahn

In Brood, Kimiko Hahn trains her eye on the commonplace–clothespins, bees, papaya, perfume, poached eggs, a sponge, fire, sand dollars–and reveals their very essence in concise evocative language. Underlying these little gems is a sense of loss, a mother’s death or a longing for childhood. “Brood” connotes the bundling of family or beasts, but also dark thinking, and both are at play here where the less said, the better.

Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten books of poetry, including most recently, Brain Fever (Norton, 2014). She has received numerous honors, including the PSA’s Shelley Memorial Prize, the PEN/Voelcker Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a distinguished professor in creative writing at Queens College (CUNY) and lives in Forest Hills, New York.

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

2 (New entry) Nowhere to Arrive – Jenny Xie (Northwestern University Press, Dec 2016)

3 (2) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, July 2018)

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

5 (New entry) London Violins – Alban Low and DJ Ritu  (Sampson Low, June 2018)

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

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

8 (6) Whiskey Letters: Volume 18 – Susan Vannatta (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

9 (3) Not your Token – Leila Tualla (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

10 (4) Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth (Sampson Low, May 2018)

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