Tag Archives: Keystone Chapbook Series

New Keystone titles: Schwerer, Robacker

Please welcome two new poets into the Keystone Chapbook Series: Eric Schwerer’s chapbook, Cruel Folkloreand Tammy Robacker’s collection, Rwere both selected by Deirdre O’Connor as co-winners of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, and both have been released this month. Please click the titles to find out more and order your copies!

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New release: Hayden Saunier, Field Trip to the Underworld [Keystone Series]

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We’re delighted to announce the long-awaited release of Hayden Saunier’s new chapbook, Field Guide to the Underworld. Read a sample poem and order your copy here.

Michael Hurley, Wooden Boys: new Keystone Chapbook

Hurley_WOODEN BOYS_web coverPlease join us in welcoming Michael Hurley’s Wooden Boys to the world! Selected by Brent Goodman as Number 11 in the Keystone Chapbook Series, Michael’s collection officially launches on August 25. Here’s the shortlink.

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: Lisa Sewell’s Long Corridor

Among the titles currently in production and slated for release over the next few months is a re-boot of Lisa Sewell’s Long Corridor. The original was selected by G.C. Waldrep as co-winner of the 2008 Keystone Chapbook Prize. I’ve re-set the chapbook into a fresh, new edition that will come out on October 1. More information, including a link to order your copy, will be posted soon. Meanwhile, here’s a peek at the new cover: 

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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