Something to Hide My Face In, by Doug Paul Case, has been selected as the winner of the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Doug’s chapbook will be published in February, 2015.
The series will recommence next year, after its 2014 hiatus, with one major change to the submission guidelines: no reading fee. (Donations will, of course, be happily accepted.)
Please join us in congratulating Doug and thanking all the poets who shared their work with us.
Mistakes with Strangers, the new chapbook by Jeff Oaks, is officially published today! Number 7 in Volume Two of our Editor’s Series and hot on the heels of A.V. Christie’s The Wonders, which came out July 1, we (I) are (am) folding, cutting, and sewing a big ol’ batch of preordered copies–thank you, everyone!–and will have all those out by this weekend. Then it’s a merry-go-round assembly of several titles by Steven Alvarez, Christina Pacosz, Kevin McLellan, Christina Hutchins, Will Woolfitt, Dave Bonta, Heather Burns, Jeffery Ethan Lee. . . you get the picture: we need volunteers/ interns/ elves. If anyone knows anyone in the area who’d like to help assemble chapbooks and talk poetry, drop me a line (ron dot mohring at gmail dot com). And thank you, thank you all, for helping Seven Kitchens hang together through seven years and sixty (!) chapbooks.
We’re very happy to announce the July release of two new titles in our Editor’s Series: The Wonders by A.V. Christie, and Mistakes with Strangers by Jeff Oaks. The Wonders is scheduled for release on July 1, and Mistakes with Strangers will be released on July 15. Links to preorder your copies will be up on this site by Sunday evening, June 22. Please join us in congratulating these fine poets on their new books, and be sure to preorder your copy: pages are being printed today and the first batches of chapbooks will be shipped on the release dates.
I’m very happy to announce the release of No Innocent Eye. This chapbook, by Rhett Watts, is Number Two in the Rane Arroyo Series and features a woodblock cover design on 24-lb celery Southworth papers. Please share in our congratulations to Rhett on the overdue publication of this fine collection!
Clean, David’s full-length collection, is now available from Four Way Books. Order yours now!
Frank, open, painful, specific, direct, moving, and perhaps above all, generous: these are words that come to me as I watch Ed Madden’s Ted Talk, “How to Lift Him.” Thank you for sharing.
The good folks at Switchback have published a fresh review by Robbi Nester of Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems. Thanks so much!