Week 52 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Timothy Donnelly

“In time of crisis, we summon up our strength,” wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. Poems for Political Disaster gathers poems–from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump’s election–to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. Poetry is a counterforce. We offer these poems to readers as Rukeyser did–“not walls, but human things, human faces.”

Born in 1969 in Providence, Rhode Island, Timothy Donnelly holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from Columbia University.  Jorie Graham has remarked that his poetry is “musically brilliant and articulate,” and Richard Howard found Donnelly’s first collection, “as vigorous, as fresh, and as authoritative” as the work of John Ashbery. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from The Paris Review, Columbia University, and the New York State Writers Institute.
Donnelly is the current poetry editor at the Boston Review. He is also a professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

3 (2) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)

4 (New Entry) Zoomorphic – Emily Wharton (Emily Wharton, 13 Sept. 2015)

5 (4) Lost River – James Tate (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2003)

6 (5) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

7 (6) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

8 (7) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

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

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

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Christmas 2017 UK Chapbook Chart – Timothy Donnelly

“In time of crisis, we summon up our strength,” wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. Poems for Political Disaster gathers poems–from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump’s election–to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. Poetry is a counterforce. We offer these poems to readers as Rukeyser did–“not walls, but human things, human faces.”

Born in 1969 in Providence, Rhode Island, Timothy Donnelly holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from Columbia University.  Jorie Graham has remarked that his poetry is “musically brilliant and articulate,” and Richard Howard found Donnelly’s first collection, “as vigorous, as fresh, and as authoritative” as the work of John Ashbery. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from The Paris Review, Columbia University, and the New York State Writers Institute.
Donnelly is the current poetry editor at the Boston Review. He is also a professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

2 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)

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

4 (New entry) Lost River – James Tate (Sarabande Books, Mar. 2003)

5 (5) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

6 (4) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

7 (6) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

8 (7) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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

10 (9) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jun 1978)

 

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Week 50 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Timothy Donnelly

“In time of crisis, we summon up our strength,” wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. Poems for Political Disaster gathers poems–from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump’s election–to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. Poetry is a counterforce. We offer these poems to readers as Rukeyser did–“not walls, but human things, human faces.”

Born in 1969 in Providence, Rhode Island, Timothy Donnelly holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from Columbia University.  Jorie Graham has remarked that his poetry is “musically brilliant and articulate,” and Richard Howard found Donnelly’s first collection, “as vigorous, as fresh, and as authoritative” as the work of John Ashbery. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from The Paris Review, Columbia University, and the New York State Writers Institute.
Donnelly is the current poetry editor at the Boston Review. He is also a professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (New Entry) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

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

3 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)

4 (5) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

5 (2) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

6 (9) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

7 (10) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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

9 (New Entry) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jun 1978)

10 (New Entry) Cunt.bomb. – Jessica Helen Lopez (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 31 Dec. 2013)

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Week 49 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Prince Unsworth

A Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth,  charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. The poems vary in theme, shape, size and form, with such titles as Give In She Waits For Me, The Proposal, and Norma  for the reader to enjoy.

Prince Unsworth was born in the historic town of Winchester in 1992, but grew up a short distance away in Eastleigh. He fell in love with reading and writing poetry whilst studying at secondary school. Struggling to cope with his parents separation, poetry gave him that real escape from life. Somewhere he could really express the feelings that bubbled deep inside. After leaving school the art of poetry was lost to him and he settled into a few different jobs. Then on the 25th of June 2009 the sad news that Michael Jackson had died led Prince to the poetry of the 20th Century’s popular balladeer. This was the catalyst for a new love affair with poetry. The seed of inspiration grew into Prince’s first published anthology in October 2017, a collection that reached the UK number 1 spot later that month.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

2 (4) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

3 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)

4 (1) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

5 (6) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jan 1987)

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

7 (New Entry) School Run – Natalie Low (Sampson Low Ltd, Sept 2017)

8 (New Entry) Zoomorphic – Emily Wharton (Emily Wharton, 13 Sept. 2015)

9 (7) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

10 (8) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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Week 48 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Nightmare is a musing on the Fire of London but also explores the way that music can invade the imagination, and the body. A spine of moonlight moves through London like the Thames, and scorched manuscript marks the edges of Beethoven’s
sonata.

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. Her written work has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

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

3 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)

4 (5) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

5 (6) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

6 (7) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jan 1987)

7 (8) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

8 (New Entry) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

9 (New Entry) Poems From The Boreen – Tom O’Brien (Pub. Tom O’Brien, July 2016)

10 (9) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jun 1978)

 

 

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Week 47 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Nightmare is a musing on the Fire of London but also explores the way that music can invade the imagination, and the body. A spine of moonlight moves through London like the Thames, and scorched manuscript marks the edges of Beethoven’s
sonata.

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. Her written work has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè.

New Entries – Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde at No.9.

Leading publishers –CreateSpace, Sampson Low, Hollyridge Press and Pluto Press. (2 entries each)

Leading author – Oscar Wilde (2 publications).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (2) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

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

3 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)

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

5 (5) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

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

7 (9) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jan 1987)

8 (10) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015)

9 (New Entry) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jun 1978)

10 (7) THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE – Isabelle Kenyon (Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.)

 

 

 

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Week 46 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Prince Unsworth

Prince_Unsworth_Chapbook_8 copyA Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth,  charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. The poems vary in theme, shape, size and form, with such titles as Give In She Waits For Me, The Proposal, and Norma  for the reader to enjoy.

Prince Unsworth was born in the historic town of Winchester in 1992, but grew up a short distance away in Eastleigh. He fell in love with reading and writing poetry whilst studying at secondary school. Struggling to cope with his parents separation, poetry gave him that real escape from life. Somewhere he could really express the feelings that bubbled deep inside. After leaving school the art of poetry was lost to him and he settled into a few different jobs. Then on the 25th of June 2009 the sad news that Michael Jackson had died led Prince to the poetry of the 20th Century’s popular balladeer. This was the catalyst for a new love affair with poetry. The seed of inspiration grew into Prince’s first published anthology in October 2017, a collection that reached the UK number 1 spot later that month.

New Entries – Serotonin by Erin Bethany (No.6), Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde (No.9), and Over The Skin by Carole Bulewski (No.10).

Leading publishers –CreateSpace (3 entries).

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

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

2 (1) Almost a Nightmare – Astra Papachristodoulou (Sampson Low Ltd, Oct 2017)

3 (6) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct. 2005)

4 (8) Broken Women of the Mountains – Nida Mahmoed (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 2009)

5 (9) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, July 2009)

6 (New Entry) Serotonin – Erin Bethany (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug. 2016)

7 (3) THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE – Isabelle Kenyon (Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.)

8 (4) Sit. Stay. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 2017)

9 (New Entry) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, Jan 1987)

10 (New Entry) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, Nov 2015

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