We are thrilled to announce the release of Ed Madden’s 4th chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press. Sebastian, Number 12 in our ReBound Series, was originally published in 2011 as a pamphlet of poems written in response to ideas and images developed for a collaborative art exhibit, Saint Sebastian: from Martyr to Gay Starlet, in Columbia, SC. We are grateful to secure permission from the original artist, Alejandro García-Lemos, to use his work again for the cover image. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.
Frank, open, painful, specific, direct, moving, and perhaps above all, generous: these are words that come to me as I watch Ed Madden’s Ted Talk, “How to Lift Him.” Thank you for sharing.
Just checked in on the Kickstarter campaign to support the November 7 performance of Ed Madden’s My Father’s House set to music by Paddy Dover: the campaign has met its $3500 goal and is still going strong! Please help support this unique event.
We’re so happy to announce the imminent release of Ed Madden’s My Father’s House (Editor’s Series #2.04) on April 21. Help us celebrate Ed’s beautiful poems by pre-ordering your copy now!
Following up on our teaser, we’re delighted to announce the lineup for next year’s Summer Kitchen Series: another set of five chapbooks published in limited edition print runs of 49 copies apiece. They are:
- How to Measure the Darkness by Christina Pacosz – publishing June 21, 2012
- Talking About the Weather by Liz Ahl – publishing July 1, 2012
- Blood Work by Casey Charles – publishing July 11, 2012
- Oh, James by Jill McDonough – publishing July 21, 2012
- The Queer Texas Prayerbook by Crystal Boson – publishing August 1, 2012
We’re also happy to announce that we’ll publish JeFF Stumpo’s El Oceano y la Serpiente/The Ocean and the Serpent as Number 7 in our ReBound Series on May 1, 2012.
In October, we’ll publish Ed Madden’s My Father’s House as Number 6 in Volume Two of our Editor’s Series. And in March of 2013, we’ll publish David Eye’s Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past as Number 7 in the series. These titles were the runners-up for this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, and we’re so very happy that the poets were agreeable to publishing their work with us!
Finally, look for news about this year’s Keystone winners in December. And that will pretty much set the calendar for 2012! Thanks to you all for your continuing support.
Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of this year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, selected by guest judge Judith Barrington:
Ellen Goldberg’s Turned Into Mattering is the winner among poets with previous book or chapbook publication; her chapbook will be published in March of 2012. The runner-up manuscript was “My Father’s House” by Ed Madden.
D Gilson’s Catch & Release is the winner among poets without previous book or chapbook publication; his chapbook will be published in April of 2012. The runner-up manuscript was “Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past” by David Eye.
Please stay tuned for more announcements as we finalize our 2012 schedule, including more titles in our Editor’s Series and the lineup for next year’s Summer Kitchen Series!
Please drop by Lorcaloca, Eduardo Corral’s blog, to read the Summer Kitchen Series e-talk between Daniel Nathan Terry and Ed Madden! Thanks, Eduardo!
The fifth and final title in this year’s Summer Kitchen Series, Ed Madden’s Nest is a gorgeous, lyrical collection. Read more about it here.