Category Archives: Summer Kitchen Series

New release: Summer Kitchen Series: Ortega, Balwit, Julius, Epp

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!

Summer Kitchen titles selected for Volume 8

We are stoked to announce the lineup for Volume 8 of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series. Each title appears in an edition of only 49 copies: each author gets 25, and the remaining 24 copies are sold to fund the series. These can go quickly–sometimes within 24 hours!–so stay tuned for the publication announcement (we hope to bring out all four titles in August).

  • 8.01: Don’t Ask Why by Michelle Ortega of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. 
  • 8.02: Rubbing Shoulders with the Greats by Devon Balwit of Portland, Oregon.
  • 8.03: Death Salon by Robert Julius of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 8.04: Nothing But Time by Joanne Epp of Winnepeg, Manitoba.

Please join us in welcoming these poets to Seven Kitchens Press!

The Summer Kitchen Series 2-week window is (very) open!

Let’s throw open the reading window for this year’s Summer Kitchen Series! You have two weeks–from now through February 14–to send in your chapbook manuscripts. We will select two manuscripts for inclusion in this year’s series, published this summer (hence the name). 

What? That’s it! Guidelines are linked above. Dazzle us!

Summer teaser

What do Jeff Oaks, Daniel Nathan Terry, Guillermo Castro, Ed Madden, Robin Reagler, Jonathan Bracker, Mary Meriam, Christina Pacosz, Liz Ahl, John Keene, Alec Hershman, and Susan Austin have in common? –They all published limited-edition chapbooks in our Summer Kitchen Series, yeah. But they ALSO went on to publish with us again!

Get your foot in the screen(ing) door: we’ll be selecting two manuscripts this February for inclusion in this year’s Summer Kitchen Series. You’ve got a month to get ready!

New release: Doug Paul Case, Contemporary Aesthetics (Summer Kitchen Series)

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We’re closing out summer with the final title in our Summer Kitchen Series: Contemporary Aesthetics, by the inimitable Doug Paul Case, is Number 5 in volume seven of this limited-edition series. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!

New release: Susan Austin, Requiem (Summer Kitchen Series)

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We’re not ready to say goodbye for the summer–not until we share the last two titles in our Summer Kitchen Series! Today’s release, Requiem, is by Susan Austin, who will have a second chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press in 2020. Requiem is Number 4 in volume seven of this limited-edition series. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!

New title: John Repp, Madeleine Wolfe–A Sequence (Summer Kitchen Series)

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Summer’s not over yet! Volume Seven of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series continues with the release of John Repp’s new chapbook, Madeleine Wolfe–A Sequence, as Number 3 in the series. We’re so happy to publish John’s work again (his chapbook, Big Conneautee, came out in June of 2010 and is still available here). 

Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!

New release: Rae Gouirand, Jinx (Summer Kitchen Series)

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Volume Seven of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series continues with the release of Rae Gouirand’s new chapbook, Jinx, as Number 2 in the series. We’re thrilled to publish Rae’s poems. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!

New title: Lucas Jacob, Wishes Wished Just Hard Enough (Summer Kitchen Series)

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We’re happy to announce the publication of Lucas Jacob’s new chapbook, Wishes Wished Just Hard Enough, as Number 1 in the seventh volume of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series. Only 24 copies will be sold by the press, so get yours now!

6/22 update: This chapbook has sold out. Thank you for your amazing support of this poet and his work!

Summer Kitchen titles selected

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in manuscripts for our first-ever pop-up submission window. We’ve selected five chapbooks to appear in volume 7 of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series this July. Congratulations to these poets:

  • John Repp, for Madeleine Wolf–A Sequence
  • Rae Gouirand, for Jinx
  • Doug Paul Case, for Contemporary Aesthetics
  • Susan Austin, for Requiem
  • Luke Jacob, for Wishes Wished Just Hard Enough

Look for ordering information this June, including a very-limited-edition bundle option to grab all five titles!