Just wanted to share the word about three titles we’ll be bringing out this winter: Musick’s Hand-maid, a sonnet crown/ elegy by Boyer Rickel; Dear Red Airplane, a reprint of Robin Reagler’s 2011 Summer Kitchen title, forthcoming as #8 in our ReBound Series; and Nothing Nice, by Jim Elledge, originally published in 1987 by Windfall Prophets Press and forthcoming as #9 in our ReBound Series. Our thanks to Laura Mullen and David Groff for nominating Robin’s and Jim’s chapbooks.
And thank you to everyone who has kindly supported Seven Kitchens over these past ten years. It’s a journey I could barely have imagined possible when we started out with our first title back in 2007.
Please join us in congratulating Wayne Johns and Sam Pittman, whose chapbook manuscripts have been selected by Ron Mohring and Dan Vera for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.
Wayne Johns is the author of a previous chapbook, An Invisible Veil Between Us (Frank O’Hara Prize). His first book, Antipsalms, received the inaugural Audre Lorde and Frank O’Hara prize and is forthcoming from Oia Arts Press. The Exclusion Zone will be published this winter as Number 6 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.
Sam Pittman is a graduate of the MFA Program in Writing at the University of Pittsburgh, and holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He writes and teaches English in Pittsburgh, PA, where he lives with his partner. Mostly Water, his first chapbook, will be published this winter as Number 7 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.
Deep thanks to Dan Vera for coming on board as co-editor of this series, and to all the writers who submitted work for our consideration. These new titles will both deepen and expand the range of this series, and we continue to be grateful to Glenn Sheldon for blessing this project in honor of Rane Arroyo.
Seven Kitchens Press will consider manuscripts for the 2017 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series from October 1 – November 15, 2017.
2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for Seven Kitchens, and I’m thrilled to announce that the Editor’s Series will include new chapbooks from Liz Ahl and Dakota Garilli. Liz’s collection, Home Economics, is due out midsummer, and Dakota’s Call It Something Different is scheduled for an August release. Both titles were finalists for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize.
The hot, limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series will return this year, and we’ll lead off with a new chapbook from Mary Meriam: The Lesbian is due out in July, and you’re not going to want to miss your chance at one of only 49 copies.