Category Archives: Robin Becker Series

Robin Becker titles selected: Hikari, Kraines, Charis-Molling

We are thrilled to announce the newest selections for our Robin Becker Series. Our series editor, Steve Bellin-Oka, and his editorial assistants, Halsey Heyer and Rocky Halpern, have selected three manuscripts for publication. Hearty congratulations to Nora Hikari, for Girl 2.0; Dan Kraines, for Licht; and Erica Charis-Molling, for How We Burn. Their chapbooks will be published this coming winter in hand-sewn editions of 100 copies, and each poet will receive 25 copies plus 10 review copies.

We hope you will support these poets by purchasing and reading their work. Review copies will be available; please email sevenkitchenspress@gmail.com for details.

We will again read manuscripts for the Robin Becker Series from April 1 – May 15 of 2022.

Robin Becker Series: We are very open

We are very excited to announce that Steve Bellin-Oka has taken the wheel as editor of the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, which opens for your wonderful queer manuscripts tomorrow, April 1, through May 15. Send us your darlings, darlings. Make us swoon. Full guidelines are here.

Robin Becker Series: Iris McCloughan, Brad Richard

Please join us in congratulating poets Iris McCloughan and Brad Richard, whose manuscripts have been selected for publication in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Iris McCloughan is a trans* writer, performer, and artist in New York. They are the author of the chapbooks No Harbor, selected by L + S Press as the winner of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series, and Triptych, forthcoming from Greying Ghost. They were the winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and their poems have appeared in jukedGertrudeQueen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, Bones to Peaches, will be published as Number 23 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Brad Richard is the author of four collections of poetry: Habitations, Motion Studies (winner of the 2010 Washington Prize, finalist for the 2012 Thom Gunn Award), Butcher’s Sugar, and Parasite Kingdom (winner of the 2018 Tenth Gate Prize). His poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, induding American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Green Mountains Review, The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Okey-Panky, Sakura Review, and Xavier Review. 2015 Louisiana Artist of the Year and 2002 winner of the Poets & Writers Writers Exchange Award in Poetry, he taught creative writing to talented high school students in New Orleans for twenty-eight years. A faculty member of the Kenyon Review Summer Workshops and an independent teacher and editor, he lives and writes in New Orleans. Brad’s chapbook, In Place, will be published as Number 24 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Sold out: Daniel Barnum’s Names for Animals

The initial print run of Daniel Barnum’s Names for Animals has officially sold out. All copies have been mailed as of today. 

We will offer a second printing of 80 copies late in June. Thank you for your overwhelming support for this poet and their marvelous work.

Queer Open Window: We are now reading for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series

It’s April. You’ve got poems, and we want to read them! Now considering manuscripts for the annual Robin Becker Chapbook Series, seeking to publish the very best poetry by LGBTQ+ writers. We are working harder than ever to reach out to underrepresented poets and invite them to submit their writing. Full guidelines here: https://sevenkitchenspress.com/series-guidelines/guidelines-the-robin-becker-chapbook-prize/

Robin Becker chapbook selected: Daniel Barnum

It’s our pleasure to announce the next title forthcoming in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series: Names for Animals, by Daniel Barnum of Columbus, Ohio. The 22nd title in this series, Names for Animals will be published this winter by Seven Kitchens Press.

Daniel Barnum was dreamed up in a desert, raised in a forest, and now lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and The Ohio State University. His poems, essays, and translation works are forthcoming from or have appeared in Cutthroat, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Quarter After Eight, Notre Dame Review, RHINO, Barrow Street, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. He currently serves as the associate managing editor for The Journal, and poetry editor of The White Elephant. Names for Animals is his first chapbook.

New release: Patrick Kindig, all the catholic gods (Robin Becker Series)

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Patrick’s new chapbook, all the catholic gods, is Number 21 in the Robin Becker Series and completes this year’s trio of titles in the series. Check out a sample poem and get your copy here!

New release: Alec Hershman, Permanent and Wonderful Storage (Robin Becker Series)

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Our fifth chapbook release of 2019, Alec Hershman’s Permanent and Wonderful Storage is #19 in our Robin Becker Series and features gorgeous cover art by Rick Beerhorst. Read more and order your copy here.

New release: Chris Philpot, The Way to the Citadel [Robin Becker Series]

Philpot_The Way to the Citadel_webPlease join us in congratulating Chris Philpot on the release of his new chapbook, The Way to the Citadel, selected by Nickole Brown as Number 18 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series. Full details may be found here.