Week 8 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – Tony Hoagland

Once again Hard Rain by Tony Hoagland graces the number 1 position on the UK Chapbook Chart. Hard Rain is consistently the most popular of chapbooks in the UK and remains a favourite amongst readers throughout the world.

Tony Hoagland is still little known in Europe and yet he made his way into the prestigious British encyclopaedia Contemporary Poets at a very early stage. Since then he has also published Donkey Gospel and What Narcissism Means to Me, books that have won him a swathe of awards in North America. As these titles suggest, Hoagland’s characteristic tone is marked by a deep devotion to hedonism in all its manifestations, humour being one of its mainstays.

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

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

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

4 (New entry) Poem – Timmy Read (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 2018)

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

6 (New entry) The Sky is Green, The Grass is Pink – MD Weems (Independently published, Feb 2018)

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

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

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

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

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Week 7 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – 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.

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

2 (3) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, Jan 2017) 

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

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

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

6 (1) A Released Prisoner – Religious Tract Society (Curiosmith, Dec 2016)

7 (New entry) Sit. Stay. – A.L.D. Chalom (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 20 Feb. 2017)

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

9 (New entry) #KillAllPoets – Kneel Downe and Susan Omand (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 31 Jan. 2017)

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

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Week 6 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – The Religious Tract Society

A Released Prisoner is a touching narrative of a woman who visited people in prison. A friendless criminal in a prison cell became very sick and she came to visit and became his friend. He came to life by the simple fact of knowing she was not paid to be there. She shared the gospel and he became a Christian.

The Religious Tract Society, founded 1799, 56 Paternoster Row and 65 St. Paul’s Chuchyard and 164 Piccadilly, was the original name of a major British publisher of Christian literature intended initially for evangelism, and including literature aimed at children, women, and the poor. The RTS is also notable for being the publisher of the Boy’s Own Paper, Girl’s Own Paper and The Leisure Hour. The society started by publishing tracts, but rapidly expanded their work into the production of books and periodicals. From the 1860s, the Society began publishing novels aimed at women and children, providing a platform for a new generation of women writers, including Rosa Nouchette Carey.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (1) A Released Prisoner – Religious Tract Society (Curiosmith, Dec 2016)

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

3 (4) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, Jan 2017) 

4 (5) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, Oct 2005)

5 (New entry) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 29 Mar. 2011)

6 (New entry) In Order to Commit Suicide – Jason Morphew (Floating Wolf Quarterly Feb. 2012)

7 (New entry) Strongest of the Litter – James Franco (Hollyridge Press, 1 Nov. 2012)

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

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

10 (3) Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel (Sampson Low, Jan 2018)

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Week 5 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – The Religious Tract Society

A Released Prisoner is a touching narrative of a woman who visited people in prison. A friendless criminal in a prison cell became very sick and she came to visit and became his friend. He came to life by the simple fact of knowing she was not paid to be there. She shared the gospel and he became a Christian.

The Religious Tract Society, founded 1799, 56 Paternoster Row and 65 St. Paul’s Chuchyard and 164 Piccadilly, was the original name of a major British publisher of Christian literature intended initially for evangelism, and including literature aimed at children, women, and the poor. The RTS is also notable for being the publisher of the Boy’s Own Paper, Girl’s Own Paper and The Leisure Hour. The society started by publishing tracts, but rapidly expanded their work into the production of books and periodicals. From the 1860s, the Society began publishing novels aimed at women and children, providing a platform for a new generation of women writers, including Rosa Nouchette Carey.

TOP TEN UK CHAPBOOKS

1 (10) A Released Prisoner – Religious Tract Society (Curiosmith, Dec 2016)

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

3 (4) Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel (Sampson Low, Jan 2018)

4 (2) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, Jan 2017) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Week 4 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – 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 (1) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

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

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

4 (5) Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel (Sampson Low, Jan 2018)

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

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

7 (4) A Peace of Me – HC Daniels (Independently published, Jan 2018)

8 (New entry) The Story You Tell Yourself – Heather Lanier  (The Kent State University Press    May 2012)

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

10 (New entry) A Released Prisoner – Religious Tract Society (Curiosmith, Dec 2016)

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Week 3 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – 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 (1) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

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

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

4 (2) A Peace of Me – HC Daniels (Independently published, Jan 2018)

5 (New entry) Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel (Sampson Low, Jan 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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Week 2 UK Chapbook Chart 2018 – 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 (5) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, Oct 2017)

2 (New entry) A Peace of Me – HC Daniels (Independently published, Jan 2018)

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

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

5 (6) Zoomorphic – Emily Wharton (Emily Wharton, 13 Sept. 2015)

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

7 (9) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 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 (New entry) The Stories of Eva Luna – Isabel Allende (Atheneum, 1990)

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