We’re very happy to announce the July release of two new titles in our Editor’s Series: The Wonders by A.V. Christie, and Mistakes with Strangers by Jeff Oaks. The Wonders is scheduled for release on July 1, and Mistakes with Strangers will be released on July 15. Links to preorder your copies will be up on this site by Sunday evening, June 22. Please join us in congratulating these fine poets on their new books, and be sure to preorder your copy: pages are being printed today and the first batches of chapbooks will be shipped on the release dates.
Most of you know that Seven Kitchens is a one-person operation. That person–I–have been facing very difficult challenges this year, most recently (and currently) the threat of losing my home.
My preference has always been to keep my personal stuff “behind the curtain,” but as events continue to diminish my ability to publish and distribute chapbooks, it’s only fair that I make a public announcement of my situation:
Expect delays. If you’ve ordered chapbooks, it may be several more weeks before I can get them assembled and mailed; if you’d like to check in about your order, send an email to sevenkitchens at yahoo. If you’re waiting for an upcoming title to be released, it could take months. And if you’re checking for results of the Becker, Keystone, or Arroyo series, please be patient: these, too, have been delayed.
And thank you all for your continued support.
The submission window for the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize closes on June 15: just two more days to submit your work! We are so looking forward to reading your poems.
. . . for a really big announcement. Really. Big. Coming soon. Right here.
Here’s a teaser: What do Christina Pacosz, Liz Ahl, Casey Charles, Jill McDonough, and Crystal Boson have in common (besides the fact that we love them all)? Here’s a hint: check our production schedule to find out!
We’re delighted to announce that Sascha Feinstein will judge this year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize. Feinstein received the Hayden Carruth Award for his poetry collection Misterioso. Recent books include a memoir, Black Pearls: Improvisations on a Lost Year, and a collection of interviews, Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz & Literature. He is Professor of English at Lycoming College, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program and edits Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature.
The reading period for this year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize opens July 1. Check our submission guidelines tab for full details.
We’ve just learned that Katie Bode-Lang’s Spring Melt has won the 2010 New England Poetry Club’s Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize for a chapbook of poems published in the last two years. NEPC was founded by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, and Conrad Aiken in 1915. Katie has been invited to read on December 6 at Harvard. Please join us in congratulating Katie for this wonderful achievement.
Seven Kitchens will be in attendance at the Small Press Festival in Pittsburgh, September 25 & 26. Please drop by our table if you’re in the area!