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.
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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.
We’re delighted to announce the publication of Ann Tweedy’s Beleaguered Oases as the tenth chapbook in our ReBound Series.
Originally published in 2010, this title has been reset in a fresh, new edition with a stunning cover image by artist Matthew Brandt. Order yours here!
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 third title of 2020 is Daniel Barnum’s Names for Animals, Number 22 in our Robin Becker Chapbook Series. Daniel will be reading and signing copies on March 18 in Columbus, Ohio, but you can order your copy now!
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!