Week 7 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Timmy Reed

Poem, A Chapbook consists of one single poem addressing language, grammar, the connection between reader and writer, the physical nature of a chapbook as an artefact, and, most importantly, plain human love. Put it in your coat pocket, snuggled close to your heart, step out of your home, and let this book take you for a walk.

Timmy Reed is a writer, teacher, and native of Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BA from College of Charleston, where he worked for the Crazyhorse literary journal, and his MFA from University of Baltimore. Timmy is the author of the books Tell God I Don’t Exist (Underrated Animals Press), The Ghosts That Surrounded Them (Dig That Book Co.), Miraculous Fauna (Underground Voices), Star Backwards (Dostoyevsky Wannabe), IRL (Outpost 19), and Kill Me Now (Counterpoint Press) as well as a couple of chapbooks: Stray/Pest (Bottlecap Press) and Zeb And Bunny Build Russian Dolls (Hidden Clearing Books). His short fiction has appeared in many places including Necessary Fiction, Atticus Review, Curbside Splendor, as well as featured in the Wigleaf Top 50 on multiple occasions. In 2015, he won the Baker Artist Awards Semmes G. Walsh Award. He teaches English at Stevenson University and Community College of Baltimore County and English as a Second Language at Morgan State University. He is represented by Madison Smartt Bell at Pande Literary Agency.

1 (7) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

2 (1) RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL – Marcia Knight-Latter (Sampson Low, 2019)

3 (2) Love. Letters. – Tracy Elizabeth Plath, Alicia Sophia Martin & Some Poets (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2016)

4 (-) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

5 (-) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

6 (-) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,  2009)

7 (6) Miscellaneous – Julia Rose Lewis  (Sampson Low, 2019)

8 (-) Where To From Here? –  Dennis David Kontoulis (Independently published, 2019)

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

10 (8) Poems From The Boreen – Tom O’Brien (Pub. Tom O’Brien, 2016)

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Week 6 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Marcia Knight-Latter

Ramblings External by Marcia Knight-Latter externalises the unfiltered thought behind everyday experiences. The pamphlet explores space and time as the poet manipulates an internal narrative during regular activities by focusing predominantly on the distractions that come from within the thinking process, leading to more abstract connections. The reader receives an intentional delivery of information through careful formatting which allows for the extension of thought, to explore how a thought is visualised and heard. Marcia combines simple language with contextualised contractions and lyrical abstractions to produce intense imagery and a disjointed aesthetic.

Marcia Knight-Latter is a poet and writer, currently studying Creative Writing with Psychology at Kingston University. “Marcia has a rare energy, organically tuned into experiment and play without being an at all laden with theory” SJ Fowler.

1 (2) RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL – Marcia Knight-Latter (Sampson Low, 2019)

2 (1) Love. Letters. – Tracy Elizabeth Plath, Alicia Sophia Martin & Some Poets (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2016)

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

(-) Variations on a Lobster’s Tale – Morgan Christie (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

5 (-) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

6 (-) Miscellaneous – Julia Rose Lewis  (Sampson Low, 2019)

7 (4) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

8 (-) Poems From The Boreen – Tom O’Brien (Pub. Tom O’Brien, 2016)

9 (6) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

10 (8) The Blue Nib Chapbook 1 – Derek Kannemeyer,‎ Jackie Gorman and‎ Christopher Meehan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

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Week 5 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Tracy Elizabeth Plath and Alicia Sophia Martin


Tracy Elizabeth Plath
is a poet and short story writer who is fortunate to live in the stunning juxtaposition of desert, river, and mountains that is the west side of El Paso, Texas, with her sprawling family. While pursuing degrees in English literature and Anthropology at Indiana University as an adult returning student, she discovered the intense joy and therapeutic healing of poetry and essay writing. She had the great good fortune to marry the love of her life in 2012, and as a poet is simultaneously both nerdishly proud and daunted by the fact that her husband is a distant relative of Sylvia Plath. Her participation in the 2015 and 2016 Poetry Marathons reaped the many layered benefits of intense writing time spent with her daughter, poet Sara Anderson, the deep and sustaining friendships begun on those fateful days such as those with her dear friend, Alicia Sophia Martin and the other members of the writing group, Some Poets, the publication of her first chapbook, Thicker Than Water: Poems From a Life Uncharted, and writing poems for, co-editing and producing three books for Some Poets, 19,751 words. an anthology. by Some Poets., Wicked Words. a chapbook. by Some Poets., and Love. Letters. a chapbook. by Some Poets. She is currently working on a fourth book for Some Poets, a multicultural translation book of poems in foreign languages that reference the many global origins of the Some Poets Members and an English translation for each poem. She is also working on her second solo book, Chains That Bind, an autobiography written in poem and essay format.

Some Poets hail from all over the globe, brought together by the love of words and art. There are 42 poets, writers, and creators whose words come from personal places, and originate in every emotion. *These poets contributed to Love. Letters.
*Cinthia Irene Albers, *Sara Ruth Anderson, David J. Aubrey, Jr., *Payten Autumn, Cheyenne Bramwell, Jennifer Curtis, *Laura Diaz (lovely illustrator extraordinaire), Christina Anne-Marie DiEdoardo, Kimberlyn Dodge, *Jaclyn Duden, *Pamela Gerber, Britton Gildersleeve, Kathy M. Howell, Lindsay Rowe Jorgensen, *France Marie Karlsen, *Kerry Kelly, *Judy Klemos, *Audrina Lane, *Vincent LeLeux, *Mark Lucker, *Sharon Luellen, *Carl Mann, Bristena Mantu, *Alicia Sophia Martin (Co-editor for our books), *Laurie McKay, Anne McMaster, *Amrutha B. Nair, *Shyami Nazarro, Aisha Nazir, *Sarah Noelle, *Tracy Elizabeth Plath (Co-editor for our books), *Ardelle Ray, *Bia Riaz, *Carolyn L. Robinson, *Aida G. Roque, *George Saba, *Rishika Sangeeta, *Jack Scott, *Ana M. (A.M.) Torres, Martin Torrez, David L. Wilson, Haley Zorger.

1 (1) Love. Letters. – Tracy Elizabeth Plath, Alicia Sophia Martin & Some Poets (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2016)

2 (5) RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL – Marcia Knight-Latter (Sampson Low, 2019)

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

4 (7) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

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

6 (8) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

7 (-) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

8 (-) The Blue Nib Chapbook 1 – Derek Kannemeyer,‎ Jackie Gorman and‎ Christopher Meehan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

9 (-) The Silence Always Comes – Marion Harper  (Sampson Low, 2018)

10 (10) Khaos – Bayley Kelly (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

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Week 4 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Tracy Elizabeth Plath and Alicia Sophia Martin

Tracy Elizabeth Plath is a poet and short story writer who is fortunate to live in the stunning juxtaposition of desert, river, and mountains that is the west side of El Paso, Texas, with her sprawling family. While pursuing degrees in English literature and Anthropology at Indiana University as an adult returning student, she discovered the intense joy and therapeutic healing of poetry and essay writing. She had the great good fortune to marry the love of her life in 2012, and as a poet is simultaneously both nerdishly proud and daunted by the fact that her husband is a distant relative of Sylvia Plath. Her participation in the 2015 and 2016 Poetry Marathons reaped the many layered benefits of intense writing time spent with her daughter, poet Sara Anderson, the deep and sustaining friendships begun on those fateful days such as those with her dear friend, Alicia Sophia Martin and the other members of the writing group, Some Poets, the publication of her first chapbook, Thicker Than Water: Poems From a Life Uncharted, and writing poems for, co-editing and producing three books for Some Poets, 19,751 words. an anthology. by Some Poets., Wicked Words. a chapbook. by Some Poets., and Love. Letters. a chapbook. by Some Poets. She is currently working on a fourth book for Some Poets, a multicultural translation book of poems in foreign languages that reference the many global origins of the Some Poets Members and an English translation for each poem. She is also working on her second solo book, Chains That Bind, an autobiography written in poem and essay format.

Some Poets hail from all over the globe, brought together by the love of words and art. There are 42 poets, writers, and creators whose words come from personal places, and originate in every emotion. *These poets contributed to Love. Letters.
*Cinthia Irene Albers, *Sara Ruth Anderson, David J. Aubrey, Jr., *Payten Autumn, Cheyenne Bramwell, Jennifer Curtis, *Laura Diaz (lovely illustrator extraordinaire), Christina Anne-Marie DiEdoardo, Kimberlyn Dodge, *Jaclyn Duden, *Pamela Gerber, Britton Gildersleeve, Kathy M. Howell, Lindsay Rowe Jorgensen, *France Marie Karlsen, *Kerry Kelly, *Judy Klemos, *Audrina Lane, *Vincent LeLeux, *Mark Lucker, *Sharon Luellen, *Carl Mann, Bristena Mantu, *Alicia Sophia Martin (Co-editor for our books), *Laurie McKay, Anne McMaster, *Amrutha B. Nair, *Shyami Nazarro, Aisha Nazir, *Sarah Noelle, *Tracy Elizabeth Plath (Co-editor for our books), *Ardelle Ray, *Bia Riaz, *Carolyn L. Robinson, *Aida G. Roque, *George Saba, *Rishika Sangeeta, *Jack Scott, *Ana M. (A.M.) Torres, Martin Torrez, David L. Wilson, Haley Zorger.

1 (New entry) Love. Letters. – Tracy Elizabeth Plath, Alicia Sophia Martin & Some Poets (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016)

2 (New Entry) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,  2009)

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

4 (1) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

5 (New entry) RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL – Marcia Knight-Latter (Sampson Low, 2019)

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

7 (10) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

8 (2) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

9 (3) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

10 (New entry) Khaos – Bayley Kelly (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

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Week 3 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Jared Harél

In The Body Double, a downtrodden young man wakes one morning to find a mysterious twin living with him. Normally the presence of a doppelgänger would turn anyone’s world upside down, but in this case the two quickly settle into a routine. Together they work a thankless job, hang out, paint, go to the fair, mow lawns, fight over the blanket, upset their girlfriend, and basically continue living the same rather uneventful life the original has been living. But as the double becomes increasingly self-aware, and increasingly headstrong, more differences arise, and tensions between original and copy quickly escalate.

Jared Harél plays drums, teaches writing at Nassau Community College, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and two kids. He is a lifetime poet dedicated to creativity, “One should expect writing to be difficult. If we writers only wrote when we were properly inspired, we’d only write a handful of times per year.” Jared is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). He’s been awarded the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, as well as the William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review. His poems have also appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and Threepenny Review.

1 (1) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

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

3 (New entry) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

4 (4) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

5 (5) The Blue Nib Chapbook 1 – Derek Kannemeyer,‎ Jackie Gorman and‎ Christopher Meehan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

6 (8) Variations on a Lobster’s Tale – Morgan Christie (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

7 (3) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

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

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

10 (New entry) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

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Week 2 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Jared Harél

In The Body Double, a downtrodden young man wakes one morning to find a mysterious twin living with him. Normally the presence of a doppelgänger would turn anyone’s world upside down, but in this case the two quickly settle into a routine. Together they work a thankless job, hang out, paint, go to the fair, mow lawns, fight over the blanket, upset their girlfriend, and basically continue living the same rather uneventful life the original has been living. But as the double becomes increasingly self-aware, and increasingly headstrong, more differences arise, and tensions between original and copy quickly escalate.

Jared Harél plays drums, teaches writing at Nassau Community College, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and two kids. He is a lifetime poet dedicated to creativity, “One should expect writing to be difficult. If we writers only wrote when we were properly inspired, we’d only write a handful of times per year.” Jared is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). He’s been awarded the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, as well as the William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review. His poems have also appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and Threepenny Review.

1 (1) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

2 (3) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

3 (5) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

4 (6) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

5 (4) The Blue Nib Chapbook 1 – Derek Kannemeyer,‎ Jackie Gorman and‎ Christopher Meehan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

6 (7) The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 29 Feb. 2016)

7 (New Entry) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

8 (9) Variations on a Lobster’s Tale – Morgan Christie (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

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

10 (New entry) Sad Monologues – Choene Alley Semenya (Independently published, 2018)

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Week 1 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Jared Harél

In The Body Double, a downtrodden young man wakes one morning to find a mysterious twin living with him. Normally the presence of a doppelgänger would turn anyone’s world upside down, but in this case the two quickly settle into a routine. Together they work a thankless job, hang out, paint, go to the fair, mow lawns, fight over the blanket, upset their girlfriend, and basically continue living the same rather uneventful life the original has been living. But as the double becomes increasingly self-aware, and increasingly headstrong, more differences arise, and tensions between original and copy quickly escalate.

Jared Harél plays drums, teaches writing at Nassau Community College, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and two kids. He is a lifetime poet dedicated to creativity, “One should expect writing to be difficult. If we writers only wrote when we were properly inspired, we’d only write a handful of times per year.” Jared is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). He’s been awarded the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, as well as the William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review. His poems have also appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and Threepenny Review.

1 (8) The Body Double – Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012)

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

3 (2) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

4 (New entry) The Blue Nib Chapbook 1 – Derek Kannemeyer,‎ Jackie Gorman and‎ Christopher Meehan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

5 (4) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

6 (3) The Blue Nib Chapbook 3 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan (Blue Nib Publishing, 2018)

7 (7) The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 29 Feb. 2016)

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

9 (10) Variations on a Lobster’s Tale – Morgan Christie (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2018)

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

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