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 are thrilled to announce the release of Ed Madden’s 4th chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press. Sebastian, Number 12 in our ReBound Series, was originally published in 2011 as a pamphlet of poems written in response to ideas and images developed for a collaborative art exhibit, Saint Sebastian: from Martyr to Gay Starlet, in Columbia, SC. We are grateful to secure permission from the original artist, Alejandro García-Lemos, to use his work again for the cover image. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.
We’re stoked to release this year’s titles in the Summer Kitchen Series: Don’t Ask Why by Michelle Ortega, Rubbing Shoulders with the Greats by Devon Balwit, Death Salon by Robert Julius, and Nothing but time by Joanne Epp. Each title is limited to 49 copies: 25 go to the author and 24 are sold to fund this series. Order yours now!
We’re so happy to announce the release of the newest title in our Keystone Chapbook Series: Madagascar by Don Hogle, selected by series editors Steve Bellin-Oka & Ron Mohring. The official publication date for this chapbook is August 21, but you can order now! Cover image by Ron Mohring.
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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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.
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.