Category Archives: Keystone Chapbook Prize

New Keystone titles: Schwerer, Robacker

Please welcome two new poets into the Keystone Chapbook Series: Eric Schwerer’s chapbook, Cruel Folkloreand Tammy Robacker’s collection, Rwere both selected by Deirdre O’Connor as co-winners of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, and both have been released this month. Please click the titles to find out more and order your copies!

William Kelley Woolfitt, The Salvager’s Arts

Woolfitt_The Salvagers Arts_web coverHot on the heels of Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems is the tenth title in the Keystone Chapbook Series: The Salvager’s Arts, by William Kelley Woolfitt, selected by Sascha Feinstein. The official release date is September 28; please allow two weeks for delivery–I make each copy by hand, ya know. Orders are now being taken through Paypal or by query to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. Please join us in congratulating Will!

Breakdown: Banjo Poems by Dave Bonta

We’re so very happy to bring out Dave Bonta’s new collection, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, Number Nine in the Keystone Chapbook Series, selected by Sascha Feinstein. We love, love the superb cover art by Steven Sherrill. Orders are now being taken through Paypal or by query to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. Please join us in congratulating Dave!

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Sneak peek: Dave Bonta, Breakdown: Banjo Poems

Dave Bonta’s chapbook, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, is co-winner of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize and will be released September 21 as Number 9 in the series. Here’s a preview of the cover, featuring original art by Steven Sherrill:

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Keystone Chapbook Prize winners selected

After a long delay (sorry, sorry), we’re very happy to announce the co-winners of the 2012 Keystone Chapbook Prize. Guest judge Brent Goodman has selected Field Trip to the Underworld by Hayden Saunier as the winner among writers with previous book publication; Marjorie Maddox’s Recently Young in a People Gone Old was the runner-up. Among writers with no previous book publication, Brent selected Wooden Boys by Michael Hurley; Katherine Fallon’s The Tooth-Maker’s Daughter was the runner-up.

The winning chapbooks will be published next spring. Congratulations to all the finalists–it was a pleasure to read work at such a consistently high level.

Sneak Peek: Lisa Sewell’s Long Corridor

Among the titles currently in production and slated for release over the next few months is a re-boot of Lisa Sewell’s Long Corridor. The original was selected by G.C. Waldrep as co-winner of the 2008 Keystone Chapbook Prize. I’ve re-set the chapbook into a fresh, new edition that will come out on October 1. More information, including a link to order your copy, will be posted soon. Meanwhile, here’s a peek at the new cover: 

Sewell_Long Corridor web cover