Week 14 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 (-) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

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

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

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

7 (-) The Lavender Lotus Part 1 – Big Sal and Erika Luna-Cantor (JLC, 2019)

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

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

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

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Week 13 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott, Ruth Quinlan

The Blue Nib’s third chapbook showcases the prize-winning entries to the literary magazine’s annual Summer Chapbook Contest. The Blue Nib is a not-for-profit small press and online publishing platform run by editors Shirley Bell & Dave Kavanagh. The prize was judged by Vivien Jones and the winners were Ruth Quinlan, Bernie Crawford & Finola Scott.

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

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

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

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

5 (1) Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

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

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

8 (7) Puro Amor  – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)

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

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

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Week 12 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Paula Jeffery

Sweet & Sour is a collection of words and images inspired by 3am writing sessions around a general theme of disconnection. The poems range from serious sestinas to frivolous free verse. From lost love to rape, depression to dementia and tongue-in-cheek, rolled eyes commentary on modern life.

Paula Jeffery was born in 1955, in Coventry, UK. By her own account she was a late starter, gaining a degree in Creative Writing in 2012 and beginning an exciting journey into art in 2014. Her first book was a collection of her genealogical research in respect of her Rainbow family, Chasing Rainbows. Then came two collections of drawings: Dog Days and 61 Rabbits. Paula is currently working on an historical novel due for release in 2019.

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

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

3 (2) A Dublin Chapbook – Michael Fogarty (2019)

4 (4) A Normal Kind of Love – Ariana Cherry (Cherry House Press, 2019)

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

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

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

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

9 (5) Mulatto: Not for Sale – Sarah Asia (2019)

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

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Week 11 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Paula Jeffery

Sweet & Sour is a collection of words and images inspired by 3am writing sessions around a general theme of disconnection. The poems range from serious sestinas to frivolous free verse. From lost love to rape, depression to dementia and tongue-in-cheek, rolled eyes commentary on modern life.

Paula Jeffery was born in 1955, in Coventry, UK. By her own account she was a late starter, gaining a degree in Creative Writing in 2012 and beginning an exciting journey into art in 2014. Her first book was a collection of her genealogical research in respect of her Rainbow family, Chasing Rainbows. Then came two collections of drawings: Dog Days and 61 Rabbits. Paula is currently working on an historical novel due for release in 2019.

1 (-) – Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)

2 (4) A Dublin Chapbook – Michael Fogarty (2019)

3 (2) Palmistry – Christopher Ringrose (ICOE Press, 2019)

4 (3) A Normal Kind of Love – Ariana Cherry (Cherry House Press, 2019)

5 (1) Mulatto: Not for Sale – Sarah Asia (2019)

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

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

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

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

10 (6) Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)

 

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Week 10 Chapbook Chart 2019 – Sarah Asia

Mulatto: Not for Sale is a bold confrontation of race relations in modern day America, as told through the author’s personal experiences as a Mulatto, born and raised in the Midwest US in the 1980s. Journey between the lines through 15 poems of various unconventional styles (mixed folk grow accustomed to doing things our own way). This chapbook challenges the US racial caste system and explores and exposes the mixed-race experience to call for a return to unity consciousness, a life beyond Black and White.

1 (9) Mulatto: Not for Sale – Sarah Asia (2019)

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

3 (-) A Normal Kind of Love – Ariana Cherry (Cherry House Press, 2019)

4 (-) A Dublin Chapbook – Michael Fogarty (2019)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Week 9 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 (-) Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? – Elfie  (Independently published, 2019)

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

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

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

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

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

7 (10) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

8 (-) EMPTY NEST – Deby Park (Xlibris, Corp., 2009)

9 (-) Mulatto: Not for Sale – Sarah Asia (2019)

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

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Week 8 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 (1) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)

2 (-) A Normal Kind of Love – Ariana Cherry (Cherry House Press, 2019)

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 (-) I Loved You Once – Nausicaa Twila  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)

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

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