There’s just one day left to enter your chapbook in consideration for the Keystone Chapbook Prize. Full details are here.
Please welcome two new poets into the Keystone Chapbook Series: Eric Schwerer’s chapbook, Cruel Folklore, and Tammy Robacker’s collection, R, were 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!
Hot 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!
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!
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:
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.
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:
We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and good wishes as we relocated–and rebooted–the press. Listed below, in alphabetical order by title, are the ten finalists for the 2012 Keystone Chapbook Prize. We expect a final decision from guest judge Brent Goodman within the next few weeks. Meanwhile, congratulations to the finalists and our deepest thanks to everyone who submitted work or ordered copies of our Keystone titles. The Keystone Series will resume in 2014; meanwhile, the winning titles from 2011–Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems and William Woolfitt’s The Salvager’s Arts–are due to be released by summer’s end.
The 2012 finalists:
- Apocalypse at the County Fair
- Barking at the Storm
- Cartographies of Sleep
- Field Trip to the Underworld
- From the Colonies
- Plans Our Hands Made Without Us
- Recently Young in a People Gone Old
- The Tooth Maker’s Daughter
- Wooden Boys
Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize: Dave Bonta and William Woolfitt. This year’s guest judge, Sascha Feinstein, selected Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems as the winning manuscript among poets with previous book or chapbook publication. Of the manuscripts by new writers (no previous book or chapbook publication), Feinstein selected Woolfitt’s The Salvager’s Arts.
Breakdown: Banjo Poems will be published in May of 2012 as #9 in the Keystone Chapbook Series. The Salvager’s Arts will be published in June as #10 in the series. Each writer will receive fifty copies of his chapbook.
Our thanks to everyone who supported the series again this year, and special thanks to Sascha for judging. The reading period for next year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize will be July 1 through August 15.
Following up on our teaser, we’re delighted to announce the lineup for next year’s Summer Kitchen Series: another set of five chapbooks published in limited edition print runs of 49 copies apiece. They are:
- How to Measure the Darkness by Christina Pacosz – publishing June 21, 2012
- Talking About the Weather by Liz Ahl – publishing July 1, 2012
- Blood Work by Casey Charles – publishing July 11, 2012
- Oh, James by Jill McDonough – publishing July 21, 2012
- The Queer Texas Prayerbook by Crystal Boson – publishing August 1, 2012
We’re also happy to announce that we’ll publish JeFF Stumpo’s El Oceano y la Serpiente/The Ocean and the Serpent as Number 7 in our ReBound Series on May 1, 2012.
In October, we’ll publish Ed Madden’s My Father’s House as Number 6 in Volume Two of our Editor’s Series. And in March of 2013, we’ll publish David Eye’s Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past as Number 7 in the series. These titles were the runners-up for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, and we’re so very happy that the poets were agreeable to publishing their work with us!
Finally, look for news about this year’s Keystone winners in December. And that will pretty much set the calendar for 2012! Thanks to you all for your continuing support.