Our first chapbook of 2023 is Lie Low, Goaded Lamb, a delightfully inventive collection by Ellen McGrath Smith, selected as Number 23 in our Keystone Chapbook Series. Each poem borrows its title from a Shakespeare sonnet, and the first letters of the words in each title map the sequence of words in each line of the poems. Contemporary, sure-footed, and full of surprising leaps and juxtapositions, these poems deliver over and over. Featuring amazing cover art by Angie Reed Garner, this is Ellen’s second chapbook with Seven Kitchens Press, and we are delighted to present it to you.
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Keystone Series selections
We are happy to announce our selections for the Keystone Chapbook Series: Lie Low, Goaded Lamb by Ellen McGrath Smith and Home Altar by Janine Certo. Other manuscripts noted for exceptional merit were The Needles Road by Lee Peterson, Erasing the Book of Pregnancy by Heather Lanier, and The Grieving Bone by Kelly McQuain.
Ellen McGrath Smith’s second chapbook, Scatter, Feed, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2014, and her full-length collection, Nobody’s Jackknife, appeared in 2015 from West End Press. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic program.
Janine Certo is the author of In the Corner of the Living (Main Street Rag, 2017) and Elixir (forthcoming, New American Press & Bordighera Press). She is currently an associate professor of poetry and teacher education in the College of Education at Michigan State University.
Please join us in congratulating these poets and their work!
Pair-up #5: Ellen McGrath Smith & William Kelley Woolfitt
Pair-ups: a special pairing of two titles from our backlist, these are limited in number and only available at this price while supplies are in stock. Catch up on some great chapbooks you may have missed. Free shipping on all Pair-up orders.
Pair-up #5 features Scatter, Feed by Ellen McGrath Smith & The Salvager’s Arts by William Kelley Woolfitt. Ellen is the author of Nobody’s Jackknife (West End Press, 2016); Scatter, Feed was selected for the second volume of our Editor’s Series in 2014. William’s chapbook was selected by Sascha Feinstein for our 2013 Keystone Chapbook Series; his other collections include Beauty Strip (Texas Review Press, 2014), Charles of the Desert (Paraclete Press, 2016), and, most recently, Spring Up Everlasting (Mercer University Press, 2020). Get both chapbooks now for only $10 with free shipping!
Celebrating our 100th chapbook: Erin Murphy | Remorse Code
Back in 2007, Seven Kitchens Press launched with a modest, hand-made chapbook: Harry Humes’ Underground Singing, selected by Jeff Mann for the inaugural Keystone Chapbook Prize. It’s a title that holds up well today, and we’re grateful to Harry for helping us lead off with such a memorable chapbook.
So it’s a huge thrill to release the 15th chapbook in the Keystone Series (and our 100th title!): Remorse Code, demi-sonnets by Erin Murphy. Thanks so much to Ellen McGrath Smith for selecting this title.
Ellen McGrath Smith: Scatter, Feed
We’re delighted to announce the newest chapbook in our Editor’s Series: Scatter, Feed by Ellen McGrath Smith. Check out the terrific cover art by Tony Fitzpatrick.
Official release date is October 10. Order yours now right here!