Mark Ward’s Carcass is the second of four chapbooks we’re releasing in May. Number 10 in Volume 4 of our Editor’s Series. Seth Pennington writes that these poems create “a kind of erotic violence that takes the experience of reading and makes it something like edging . . .” Eric Norris calls it “a spooky book that takes place in a weird landscape of horror and strange humanity.” Liz Quirke says Carcass is ” a collection humming with moments of quiet fury.” And D.A. Powell calls these poems “Exciting, mysterious, seductive, frightening.” Available now.
We’re so pleased to present the first of four (!) chapbooks coming out this month, The Strangers Burial Ground by Jennifer Stewart Miller. Number 8 in Volume 4 of our Editor’s Series, these poems interrogate the silences, omissions, and erasure of women found (and lost) from Massachusetts gravestones from the 17th through 19th centuries. What rises from this work is a chorus.
Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Moore to the Seven Kitchens family: her chapbook, Smaller Ghosts, is set for release on April 25, but you can order it now! A beautiful, haunting series of sixteen centos with source texts ranging from Shakespeare and Donne to Dara Wier, Claribel Alegría, and Afaa Michael Weaver. Cover art by our favorite digital artist, Paul Bilger.
Our second title of 2020 is Jonathan Bracker’s Attending Junior High, Number 6 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Bracker’s second collection from Seven Kitchens Press, these poems examine adolescence, peer pressure, and queer identity in 1940s America. Available now!
Seven Kitchens Press closes out 2019 with the publication of 24 new chapbooks, and we’re thrilled to announce our first title of 2020: The Death of Sargon the Gardener by Reilly D. Cox, Number 5 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Officially available on January 4, but you can preview (and order) it here.
We attended a local poetry reading at the Miami Township Public Library this spring, where Phoebe Reeves read some poems from a book-length manuscript she was working on called “The Gardener & the Garden.” The poems stayed with us, and later, when asked if she might consider publishing a chapbook-length version of her project, Phoebe enthusiastically agreed. We are happy to present The Gardener & the Garden, Number 4 in Volume Four of the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series, with original artwork by Ursula Murray Husted. Get your copy here!
The next release in our Editor’s Series is Edison Dupree’s Boy With a Ball, featuring original cover art by Rebecca Doughty. Please join us in welcoming Edison to the Seven Kitchens Press family and click here to order your copy.
What a thrill to launch Rogan Kelly’s new chapbook, Demolition in the Tropics, with a gorgeous cover design by Michelle Rojas Hagler. This title is Number 2 in Volume 4 of our long-running Editor’s Series, and you’re going to love it. Check out this review by Eric Steineger over at Citron Review, and this interview by Philip F. Clark over at The Poet’s Grin. And click here to read Rogan’s poem “Silence at the Borderline Bar” and to order a copy of his chapbook!
We welcome Christopher Nelson on the publication of his chapbook, Love Song for the New World, our eleventh title of 2019 and Number 1 in Volume Four of our Editor’s Series. Check out an excerpt and get your copy here!
If you’ve purchased our spring bundle offer, this title is included and you’ll be the first to receive it!