Seven Kitchens Press will be on a brief hiatus for the rest of September. The hubby and I are buying our first house together, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to juggle packing and other preparations with the daily attention the press requires. Please know that I will continue to take and ship orders as quickly as I can, as well as continuing all other operational duties–it will just take more time than usual to respond.
We’re stoked to release this year’s titles in the Summer Kitchen Series: Don’t Ask Why by Michelle Ortega, Rubbing Shoulders with the Greats by Devon Balwit, Death Salon by Robert Julius, and Nothing but time by Joanne Epp. Each title is limited to 49 copies: 25 go to the author and 24 are sold to fund this series. Order yours now!
We’re so happy to announce the release of the newest title in our Keystone Chapbook Series: Madagascar by Don Hogle, selected by series editors Steve Bellin-Oka & Ron Mohring. The official publication date for this chapbook is August 21, but you can order now! Cover image by Ron Mohring.
It’s our last call roundup for the Keystone Chapbook Series by poets with a Pennsylvania connection. Our first and oldest series was launched in 2007 with the publication of Underground Singing by Harry Humes. Series editors Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring are especially looking for work by marginalized voices. The annual reading period runs June 1 through July 15. Full guidelines are here.
Ahhh! We’re so grateful to Sarah Giragosian and Green Mountains Review for this review of Alyse Knorr’s chapbook, Ballast. Check it out!
We are stoked to announce the lineup for Volume 8 of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series. Each title appears in an edition of only 49 copies: each author gets 25, and the remaining 24 copies are sold to fund the series. These can go quickly–sometimes within 24 hours!–so stay tuned for the publication announcement (we hope to bring out all four titles in August).
- 8.01: Don’t Ask Why by Michelle Ortega of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
- 8.02: Rubbing Shoulders with the Greats by Devon Balwit of Portland, Oregon.
- 8.03: Death Salon by Robert Julius of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- 8.04: Nothing But Time by Joanne Epp of Winnepeg, Manitoba.
Please join us in welcoming these poets to Seven Kitchens Press!
Ron Mohring’s Amateur Grief was originally selected by Maureen Seaton as the winner of the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Prize and published by Thorngate Road in 1998. Out of print for 20 years, we are releasing Ron’s first chapbook in a new edition as Number 11 in our ReBound Series. This chapbook is a distilled chronicle of living with, caring for, and ultimately losing a loved partner to AIDS. All sales help support the ReBound Series, created in 2010 to bring out-of-print chapbooks into vibrant new editions.
More information here.
The initial print run of Daniel Barnum’s Names for Animals has officially sold out. All copies have been mailed as of today.
We will offer a second printing of 80 copies late in June. Thank you for your overwhelming support for this poet and their marvelous work.
For the month of June, Seven Kitchens Press will donate 10% of all sales to the Center for Racial Justice. Thank you to Daniel Barnum for directing our attention to this resource.
Please feel free to donate directly by following this link: https://www.classy.org/give/59790/#!/donation/checkout
Susan Austin’s The Disappearing Word was selected by Ron Mohring as Number 9 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. These poems chart the struggle of accommodating unexpected illness and its challenges not only to the physical body but to identity itself. Available now.