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.
Mark your calendars now: we’ll open spring submissions for our ReBound Series from Feb 1 through Mar 15. No fee. We’re looking for strong, original, out-of-print chapbooks to publish in new, hand-sewn editions. All styles welcome. We are especially interested in reading poets from marginalized communities. Full details here.
Our second chapbook release of 2019 is Jim Elledge’s Nothing Nice, #9 in our ReBound Series, which is dedicated to bringing out-of-print chapbooks into snazzy new editions. Jim’s new chapbook features an introduction by David Groff and original cover art by Damon Dorsey. Read more and order your copy here!
Rounding out the month of February and back by popular demand, we’re proud to release the new edition of Robin Reagler’s Dear Red Airplane, which originally appeared in 2011 as part of our Summer Kitchen Series. That edition sold out practically overnight, and it’s our joy to make this fresh, new edition available, featuring an introduction by Laura Mullen.
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.
We’re thrilled to announce the release of JeFF Stumpo’s El Océano y la Serpiente / The Ocean and the Serpent, Number 7 in our ReBound Series. Originally published in 2004 by Zenane Independent Media and printed by Tabula Rasa Press, this new edition has been long in the works. Get your copy here.
We’re looking forward to reading your nominations for the ReBound Series, which showcases out-of-print chapbooks in snazzy, new editions in order to bring them to a wider readership. This series depends on you, Dear Readers, so please take a moment to browse your bookshelves and let us know which out-of-print chapbooks you think deserve new life! The fall reading period is August 1 through September 15, and you can find full guidelines here.
It’s February, and we are very open: calling all poets and readers of poetry to nominate your favorite out-of-print chapbooks for publication in fresh, new editions through the Seven Kitchens Press ReBound Series. This window closes on March 15, so click on over to the guidelines and send us your favorite chapbooks!