This was so hard, y’all. Though I’ve tried to sit down in past years and select nominations for the Pushcart Prizes, I’ve always given up, too overwhelmed by leaving out too many deserving poets. But that does not serve your work, and I’m here to serve your work. So, after some measure of agonizing (I wish I could nominate another dozen), I am proud to announce our first-ever Pushcart nominations:
- Guillermo Filice Castro, “Before April,” from Mix Tape for a War
- Melissa Atkinson Mercer, “The Memory Instrument,” from After the Miracle Season
- JeFF Stumpo, “The Hulk’s Lamentation,” from Against Itself Cannot Stand
- Wayne Johns, “Last Testament,” from The Exclusion Zone
- Robin Reagler, “Air Ships,” from Dear Red Airplane
- Beverly Voigt, “Pittsburgh: The Fourth River,” from Woman of Salt
Rounding out the month of February and back by popular demand, we’re proud to release the new edition of Robin Reagler’s Dear Red Airplane, which originally appeared in 2011 as part of our Summer Kitchen Series. That edition sold out practically overnight, and it’s our joy to make this fresh, new edition available, featuring an introduction by Laura Mullen.
Get yours here!
Just wanted to share the word about three titles we’ll be bringing out this winter: Musick’s Hand-maid, a sonnet crown/ elegy by Boyer Rickel; Dear Red Airplane, a reprint of Robin Reagler’s 2011 Summer Kitchen title, forthcoming as #8 in our ReBound Series; and Nothing Nice, by Jim Elledge, originally published in 1987 by Windfall Prophets Press and forthcoming as #9 in our ReBound Series. Our thanks to Laura Mullen and David Groff for nominating Robin’s and Jim’s chapbooks.
And thank you to everyone who has kindly supported Seven Kitchens over these past ten years. It’s a journey I could barely have imagined possible when we started out with our first title back in 2007.
Dear Red Airplane: poems by Robin Reagler. Number 1 in the second volume of our Summer Kitchen Series, publishing tomorrow, July 11. This is a limited-edition series, and only a handful of copies remain available of Robin’s title. Our sincere thanks to the kind folks who pre-ordered!
July 15 update: This title has sold out. You might be able to get a copy directly from the author, but our copies are all spoken for. Thanks again to everyone for your support of this series!
The links are up and it’s time to pre-order your Summer Kitchen chapbooks. Click on each title below to place your order, or click here to order all five titles with free shipping!
Robin Reagler: Dear Red Airplane
Celeste Gainey: In the land of speculation & seismography
Jonathan Bracker: Civilian Aboard U.S. Navy Ship at Sea
Mary Meriam: The Poet’s Zodiac
Ava Sayaka Rosen: The Express
It may be snowing like mad up in Minnesota, but here in central PA we’re thinking summer. Specifically, the second hot wave of our Summer Kitchen Series. Here, in the order of their scheduled appearance, are the titles we’re bringing out next July and August (check for updates on individual titles under the “In production” tab):
- July 11: Robin Reagler, Dear Red Airplane
- July 21: Celeste Gainey, In the land of speculation & seismography
- July 30: Jonathan Bracker, Civilian Aboard U.S. Navy Ship at Sea
- August 11: Mary Meriam, The Poet’s Zodiac
- August 21: Ava Rosen, The Express
Please join us in welcoming these poets to Seven Kitchens. And just wait till you see the covers!