Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: The Cold Moon, by Cincinnati poet Jerry Judge, is a poignant journal of loss and grief, mapped through tender and acutely-observed moments. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.
Please join us in celebrating the release of our newest chapbook: Mapping the Valley, a father-and-son collaboration between David J. Bauman and Micah James Bauman, is Number 12 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Featuring a cover painting by Michael B. McFarland, Mapping the Valley provides a unique glimpse into a shifting dynamic of care and caring, depression and recovery, tracked throughout with unflinching honesty. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.
We’re happy to announce the next title forthcoming in our Editor’s Series: Jeff Hardin’s Generosity for a Later Generation will be out in January, and you can pre-order a copy now. (Our 2021 subscribers are all set to receive the first copies off the press).
Here’s a preview of the cover featuring an image by John P. Sercel:
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.
Mark Ward’s Carcass is the second of four chapbooks we’re releasing in May. Number 10 in Volume 4 of our Editor’s Series. Seth Pennington writes that these poems create “a kind of erotic violence that takes the experience of reading and makes it something like edging . . .” Eric Norris calls it “a spooky book that takes place in a weird landscape of horror and strange humanity.” Liz Quirke says Carcass is ” a collection humming with moments of quiet fury.” And D.A. Powell calls these poems “Exciting, mysterious, seductive, frightening.” Available now.
We’re so pleased to present the first of four (!) chapbooks coming out this month, The Strangers Burial Ground by Jennifer Stewart Miller. Number 8 in Volume 4 of our Editor’s Series, these poems interrogate the silences, omissions, and erasure of women found (and lost) from Massachusetts gravestones from the 17th through 19th centuries. What rises from this work is a chorus.
Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Moore to the Seven Kitchens family: her chapbook, Smaller Ghosts, is set for release on April 25, but you can order it now! A beautiful, haunting series of sixteen centos with source texts ranging from Shakespeare and Donne to Dara Wier, Claribel Alegría, and Afaa Michael Weaver. Cover art by our favorite digital artist, Paul Bilger.
Our second title of 2020 is Jonathan Bracker’s Attending Junior High, Number 6 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Bracker’s second collection from Seven Kitchens Press, these poems examine adolescence, peer pressure, and queer identity in 1940s America. Available now!
Seven Kitchens Press closes out 2019 with the publication of 24 new chapbooks, and we’re thrilled to announce our first title of 2020: The Death of Sargon the Gardener by Reilly D. Cox, Number 5 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Officially available on January 4, but you can preview (and order) it here.
We attended a local poetry reading at the Miami Township Public Library this spring, where Phoebe Reeves read some poems from a book-length manuscript she was working on called “The Gardener & the Garden.” The poems stayed with us, and later, when asked if she might consider publishing a chapbook-length version of her project, Phoebe enthusiastically agreed. We are happy to present The Gardener & the Garden, Number 4 in Volume Four of the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series, with original artwork by Ursula Murray Husted. Get your copy here!