Seven Kitchens Press seeks poems for its new Homage Series, annual anthologies celebrating the works of great LGBTQ poets. Our inaugural volume will focus on the Alexandrian poet C. P. Cavafy, known for his frank, unapologetic erotics and intimate evocations of Alexandria’s Hellenic past.
Submissions are open to all LGBTQ poets writing in English.
Poems should not simply refer to the life and/or subject matter of the poet’s work but should evoke the style, language, voice, and aesthetic of the poet’s work as contributors interpret it.
Poets may submit up to 3 poems. Previously published poems considered. Submit all poems in a single Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of your message, please include a brief bio and a 2-3 sentence description of your approach to the chosen poet’s work.
We’re pretty stoked that the Seven Kitchens Giving MonthJune fundraising drive has generated such a great response–we’re three-quarters to our ISBN Fund Goal and it’s not even June yet! Thanks so much for your support.
Finally, look for an announcement soon about our very new, and very queer, anthology series, co-edited by Terry Kirts. This project has been years in the planning, and we’re so excited to launch it this summer!
We’re happy to announce that Terry Kirts’ chapbook, To the Refrigerator Gods, has just gone into its second printing! First released in July 2010, Terry’s chapbook is Number Eight in our Editor’s Series. A limited number of signed, early-numbered copies are still available at $10 each–to order, just send an e-mail to sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com. All “regular” orders will receive copies from the second printing. Congratulations, Terry!
Thanks again to all the good folks at this year’s Small Press Festival in Pittsburgh, who made our first public foray into the Small Press Wonder Tent so effortless and enjoyable. I bopped down to Carlisle to pick up Kari Larsen and we zipped over to Pittsburgh via the the tollway through the first blush of early-autumn foliage. It was great to browse and chat with the other vendors/writers/artists and to get such a positive response to our catalog. The overwhelming “I-must-pick-this-up-and-check-it-out” title was Terry Kirts’ To the Refrigerator Gods. We set up next to David McNamara’s fabulous sunnyoutsidetable and enjoyed two days of friendly, engaging, and helpful bookchat (as well as a bit of Red Sox/DamnYankees banter). I met Noel Sloboda, whose poems I first encountered back when I was on staff at West Branch; had a lovely meeting & chat with Karen Weyant & her partner; finally met the awesome RJ Gibson; and got to hang out & have breakfast with the delightful Jeff Oaks. So many beautiful books–I wanted one of each! Already looking forward to doing this again next year.
Just a few days off our original schedule, we’re proud to announce the release of Terry Kirts‘ To the Refrigerator Gods, Number 8 in our Editor’s Series and a finalist for last year’s Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. Please join us in congratulating Terry, and follow this link for more information on his chapbook.