Week 31 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Jazzman John Robert Clarke

Altogether Elsewhere is a vibrant journey between reality and fantasy. The truths are strong, poignant and positive. The dreams are the shifting sands of sunsets and twilight visions. This chapbook is richly illustrated by Pete Jon Smith who captures London’s dissociative landscapes that are both urban and pastoral, real and unreal.

Poet, writer and performer, John Robert Clarke (b. 1948) is a well known name in London’s poetry performance scene. Born of Dublin parentage, he devoted more than two decades of his early career in commercial banking before finding the Muse in the mid to late 1990’s. Clarke is affectionately known as ‘Jazzman John’ due to his abiding influence from & interest in Jazz, Jazz styles, structures and rhythms. He ran a series of ‘alternative’ events throughout London, featuring, mainly, poets, musicians, singer-songwriters & performers. He was a regular performer at London venues up until his death in August 2018.

1 (New entry) Altogether Elsewhere – Jazzman John Robert Clarke (Sampson Low, 2017)

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

3 (New entry) The Blue Nib Chapbook 2 – Anne Walsh Donnelly, Akshaya Pawaskar and Bobbie Sparrow (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

4 (1) Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

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

6 (5) These Dark Days – Hope Zane (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

7 (3) Tales from Gothic Chapbooks: Castles and Spectres – Sarah Wilkinson & CF Barrett (Independently published, 2012)

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

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

10 (8) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

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