Week 21 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Adrian Olejniczak

The Agenda Chapbook is a 24-page publication of selected poems from the author, with themes varying between feminism, love, and death.

Adrian Olejniczak (b. 26th June 1998) is a young millennial poet and novelist whose work touches upon themes of love, hate, recovery, and acceptance.

1 (-) The Agenda Chapbook – Adrian Olejniczak (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

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

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

6 (-) The Sphinx and Caravan Dimension – Nya Thryce (Nya Thryce Chronicles, 2019)

7 (2) 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)

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

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

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

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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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Week 19 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Ashley Cornelius

Speak Out: Poetry as Healing is a writing course facilitated by Ashley Cornelius, community organizer and spoken word performer, Kevin Mitchell community activist, poet, emcee, and executive director of Empowerment Solidarity Network (ESN), and Flannery Burdick, published writer and activist, with a masters in Rhetoric.

Ashley Cornelius, a Licensed Professional Counsellor Candidate with a masters in International Disaster Psychology, and co-creator of award-winning Poetry 719 created the 4-week curriculum focused on using poetry as a healing journey and creative expression. Speak Out aims to empower participants to use their personal experiences to not only rebuild and heal, but to promote social change. The participants created incredible and powerful works that gave voice to their struggles, joys, trauma, pain, successes, and happiness. In each class, the participants wrote 4 poems on average in less than an hour! This chapbook is a labour of love and showcases the talent and power of our participants.

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)

2 (2) The Smiling Tree – David Mar (Independently published, 2019)

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

4 (1) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

7 (-) The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration – Katharine Coggeshall (Independently published, 23 May 2017)

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

9 (-) The Chapel on the Edge of the Marshes – DEMOX (Independently published, 2019)

10 (9) The Tightrope Walk – Charlotte Amy Smith (Independently published, 2019)

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Week 18 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Elfie

Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? is a debut poetry chapbook exploring queer realisation, self-discovery, and search for acceptance. This sapphic collection features poems ‘Attraction’ and ‘Fraud’ first published by Royal Rose Magazine and ‘TV’ featured in Issue 3 of Constellate Literary Journal.

Elfie is a writer and poet, mainly of LGBTQ+ and mental health themed works, from Derbyshire, England. She is a co-founder and former editor of Derby University’s Writer’s Block magazine and has a Master of Arts in publishing, as well as a first class Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Huddersfield. In January 2019, Elfie co-created Celestial Minds, along with Lenee H., with the mission to support fellow poets and artists and to spread the voices of indie and LGBTQ creators.
http://www.elfieinbloom.co.uk

1 (1) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

2 (3) The Smiling Tree – David Mar (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

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

6 (10) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

7 (7) Nourished So – Maria Brady-Smith  (Independently published, 2019)

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

9 (-) The Tightrope Walk – Charlotte Amy Smith (Independently published, 2019)

10 (-) The Untimely Death of My Mother’s Hens – Breda Spaight (Southword Editions, 2019)

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Week 17 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Elfie

Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? is a debut poetry chapbook exploring queer realisation, self-discovery, and search for acceptance. This sapphic collection features poems ‘Attraction’ and ‘Fraud’ first published by Royal Rose Magazine and ‘TV’ featured in Issue 3 of Constellate Literary Journal.

Elfie is a writer and poet, mainly of LGBTQ+ and mental health themed works, from Derbyshire, England. She is a co-founder and former editor of Derby University’s Writer’s Block magazine and has a Master of Arts in publishing, as well as a first class Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Huddersfield. In January 2019, Elfie co-created Celestial Minds, along with Lenee H., with the mission to support fellow poets and artists and to spread the voices of indie and LGBTQ creators.
http://www.elfieinbloom.co.uk

1 (2) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

2 (4) Arbroath – Jordan Lewis (St. Andrews Press, 2019)

3 (1) The Smiling Tree – David Mar (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

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

7 (7) Nourished So – Maria Brady-Smith  (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

10 (9) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

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Easter Chapbook Chart 2019 – David Mar

Since he was composing a new character, namely a crime-solving psychic vicar who was to be the voice of his new short-story entitled “Hollow you” (part of the “Hollows” trilogy), David Mar would occasionally sit at the balcony of his flat, at the end of the day, in a Cretan resort watching the comings and goings of the teenage crowd below as they gathered around the pool. He was dismayed to witness the most boring of social interactions he had ever seen. The modern Youth were sanitized beyond repair, to the point boys kept to themselves, walking on eggshells, and girls preened themselves in their instagramable bikinis. The robotic lacklustre pool party somehow turned into the most extreme hedonistic yet gloomy debauchery in town, where teenagers drunk themselves legless.

The Smiling Tree is a real vision shared with one man who was as bewildered as Mar was at the bipolar behaviour of the English race. The Smiling Tree could be construed as an anthropological anthology of future British behaviour, from the skimping scavenging owl to the lavish lark. What was interesting however, once he got to share their entertainment, is the systematic behavioural pattern-shift which requires dull inaction during the day, through to the slow routine towards self-oblivion and self-abnegation where the self just melts away in an irreversible doom-like fantasy of parental laissez-faire and ethylene disaster.

1 (-) The Smiling Tree – David Mar (Independently published, 2019)

2 (1) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

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

4 (7) Arbroath – Jordan Lewis (St. Andrews Press, 2019)

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

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

7 (-) Nourished So – Maria Brady-Smith  (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

10 (-) Palmistry – Christopher Ringrose (ICOE Press, 2019)

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Week 15 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Elfie

Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? is a debut poetry chapbook exploring queer realisation, self-discovery, and search for acceptance. This sapphic collection features poems ‘Attraction’ and ‘Fraud’ first published by Royal Rose Magazine and ‘TV’ featured in Issue 3 of Constellate Literary Journal.

Elfie is a writer and poet, mainly of LGBTQ+ and mental health themed works, from Derbyshire, England. She is a co-founder and former editor of Derby University’s Writer’s Block magazine and has a Master of Arts in publishing, as well as a first class Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Huddersfield. In January 2019, Elfie co-created Celestial Minds, along with Lenee H., with the mission to support fellow poets and artists and to spread the voices of indie and LGBTQ creators.
http://www.elfieinbloom.co.uk

1 (1) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

2 (5) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, 2017)

3 (3) Lost Lovers Series- J – Eddie House (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

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

7 (-) Arbroath – Jordan Lewis (St. Andrews Press, 2019)

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

9 (-) Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

10 (2) Cellar Testament – Greg Glazner (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2019)

 

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