Week 20 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Kezia Cole

Twenty poems from summers falling into autumns: long evenings lit by candles in coloured glass, bricks still warm from the sunlight, wind-scorched beaches, and rain-washed asphalt painted by city lights. Party glass presents glimpses of soft nights and rain puddles splashed with neon; the tangles of friends, lovers, and changing hearts captured in one strange, small, breathless snapshot that seems to last forever.

Kezia Cole is a writer, artist, and designer from various parts of southern and southwest England. She holds a BA (Hons) in art history, with specialties in Classics and Renaissance art, and an MA in medieval studies, along with a disparate collection of qualifications in game design, creative writing, textile art, and European history.

Kezia is the author of three poetry collections, five novels, and a large number of short stories, though not always under the same pen name. Her poetry has been featured in magazines, journals, and on radio, and her artwork has formed part of mixed media exhibitions and festivals, plus featuring—alongside her graphic design work—on a number of book covers. Her fiction has been published by, among others, Random House eKhaya and Constable & Robinson, with stories appearing in multiple anthologies and international competition events.

1 (-) Party glass – Kezia Cole (Independently published, 2019)

2 (1) Speak Out: Poetry as Healing – Brianne Smith, Angelo Mari, Edward Keneski, Lindsay Maroney, Mark Korzeniowski, Stephanie Yu, Trey Bobo, Ashley Cornelius, Kevin Mitchell and Flannery Burdick (Independently published, 2019)

3 (-) Call Me Mara – C.J.W. Gamble (Independently published, 2019)

4 (3) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

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

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

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

8 (-) Elegy for the Last Male Northern White Rhino – Dean Young (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

9 (-) Lester Beall: Space, Time, & Content – R. Roger Remington & Massimo Vignelli (RIT Press, Jan. 2003)

10 (6) Pro Femina – Carolyn Kizer (BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000)

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