Tag Archives: Dave Bonta

Fresh review: Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems

The good folks at Switchback have published a fresh review by Robbi Nester of Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems. Thanks so much!

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William Kelley Woolfitt, The Salvager’s Arts

Woolfitt_The Salvagers Arts_web coverHot on the heels of Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems is the tenth title in the Keystone Chapbook Series: The Salvager’s Arts, by William Kelley Woolfitt, selected by Sascha Feinstein. The official release date is September 28; please allow two weeks for delivery–I make each copy by hand, ya know. Orders are now being taken through Paypal or by query to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. Please join us in congratulating Will!

Breakdown: Banjo Poems by Dave Bonta

We’re so very happy to bring out Dave Bonta’s new collection, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, Number Nine in the Keystone Chapbook Series, selected by Sascha Feinstein. We love, love the superb cover art by Steven Sherrill. Orders are now being taken through Paypal or by query to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. Please join us in congratulating Dave!

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Sneak peek: Dave Bonta, Breakdown: Banjo Poems

Dave Bonta’s chapbook, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, is co-winner of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize and will be released September 21 as Number 9 in the series. Here’s a preview of the cover, featuring original art by Steven Sherrill:

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Keystone finalists

We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and good wishes as we relocated–and rebooted–the press. Listed below, in alphabetical order by title, are the ten finalists for the 2012 Keystone Chapbook Prize. We expect a final decision from guest judge Brent Goodman within the next few weeks. Meanwhile, congratulations to the finalists and our deepest thanks to everyone who submitted work or ordered copies of our Keystone titles. The Keystone Series will resume in 2014; meanwhile, the winning titles from 2011–Dave Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems and William Woolfitt’s The Salvager’s Arts–are due to be released by summer’s end.

The 2012 finalists:

  • Apocalypse at the County Fair
  • Barking at the Storm
  • Cartographies of Sleep
  • Field Trip to the Underworld
  • From the Colonies
  • Passenger
  • Plans Our Hands Made Without Us
  • Recently Young in a People Gone Old
  • The Tooth Maker’s Daughter
  • Wooden Boys

Keystone Chapbook co-winners selected

Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of the 2011 Keystone Chapbook Prize: Dave Bonta and William Woolfitt. This year’s guest judge, Sascha Feinstein, selected Bonta’s Breakdown: Banjo Poems as the winning manuscript among poets with previous book or chapbook publication. Of the manuscripts by new writers (no previous book or chapbook publication), Feinstein selected Woolfitt’s The Salvager’s Arts.

Breakdown: Banjo Poems will be published in May of 2012 as #9 in the Keystone Chapbook Series. The Salvager’s Arts will be published in June as #10 in the series. Each writer will receive fifty copies of his chapbook.

Our thanks to everyone who supported the series again this year, and special thanks to Sascha for judging. The reading period for next year’s Keystone Chapbook Prize will be July 1 through August 15.

Review of Todd Davis chapbook

Many thanks to Dave Bonta over at Via Negativa for his lovely, insightful review of Household of Water, Moon, & Snow by Todd Davis. The review posted last week; we’re a little slow here but very much enjoyed reading it this evening.

It’s fascinating how a good review can lead us to reconsider poems we thought were already familiar: having typeset, proofread, and assembled many copies of Household, I was nonetheless invited into these poems all over again. Thanks, Dave.