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November 13, 2011

Please join us in congratulating Daniel Nathan Terry, whose second full-length collection, Waxwings, will be published in August by Lethe Press!



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Published on November 13, 2011 10:07 • 9 views

November 5, 2011

We're proud to announce the forthcoming publication of No Matter by Louis McKee. Originally published by Pig in a Poke Press in 1987, this new edition features an introduction by Joseph Farley and is Number Five in our ReBound Series. Please join us in congratulation Lou & welcoming him to the Seven Kitchens family.


Official publication date: November 21, 2011 [125 copies]

ISBN-13: 978-0-9829396-7-3

27 pages; $ 7.00



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Published on November 05, 2011 14:45 • 17 views

October 23, 2011

Following up on our teaser, we're delighted to announce the lineup for next year's Summer Kitchen Series: another set of five chapbooks published in limited edition print runs of 49 copies apiece. They are:



How to Measure the Darkness by Christina Pacosz – publishing June 21, 2012
Talking About the Weather by Liz Ahl – publishing July 1, 2012
Blood Work by Casey Charles – publishing July 11, 2012
Oh, James by Jill McDonough – publishing July 21, 2012
The Queer Texas Prayerbook by Crystal Boson – publishing August 1, 2012

We're also happy to announce that we'll publish JeFF Stumpo's El Oceano y la Serpiente/The Ocean and the Serpent as Number 7 in our ReBound Series on May 1, 2012.


Finally,  we're looking ahead to 2013 with the March 21 publication of David Eye's Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past as Number 7 in Volume Two of our Editor's Series.


Look for news about this year's Keystone winners in December. And that will pretty much set the calendar for 2012! Thanks to you all for your continuing support.



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Published on October 23, 2011 19:28 • 14 views

October 22, 2011

Here's a teaser: What do Christina Pacosz, Liz Ahl, Casey Charles, Jill McDonough, and Crystal Boson have in common (besides the fact that we love them all)? Here's a hint: check our production schedule to find out!



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Published on October 22, 2011 16:29 • 14 views

October 16, 2011

Please join us in congratulating the co-winners of this year's Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, selected by guest judge Judith Barrington:


Ellen Goldberg's Turning Into Mattering is the winner among poets with previous book or chapbook publication; her chapbook will be published in March of 2012. The runner-up manuscript was "My Father's House" by Ed Madden.


D Gilson's Catch & Release is the winner among poets without previous book or chapbook publication; his chapbook will be published in April of 2012. The runner-up manuscript was "Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past" by David Eye.


Please stay tuned for more announcements as we finalize our 2012 schedule, including more titles in our Editor's Series and the lineup for next year's Summer Kitchen Series!



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Published on October 16, 2011 15:01 • 13 views

October 3, 2011

Please join us in congratulating our authors on the forthcoming publication of their first full-length collections:


Catherine Staples' collection, The Rattling Window, will be published by Ashland Poetry Press. Catherine is the author of Never a Note Forfeit, co-winner of the 2010 Keystone Chapbook Prize. In other news, Catherine's poem "Red Rover" won the Guy Owen Prize from the Southern Poetry Review.


Matthew Hittinger's collection, Skin Shift, will be published in June 2012 by Sibling Rivalry Press. Matthew is the author of Platos de Sal, #2 in our Editor's Series.


We also have word that Steven Riel's first full-length collection has found a publisher–more word on that as soon as we hear. Steven is the author of Postcard from P-town, #2 in our Robin Becker Chapbook Series.


And please check out a new blog from Steve Turtell, Adventures of a Working Stiff: 50 Jobs in 50 Years: fascinating narratives about some of the many jobs Steve has held. Steve is the author of Letter to Frank O'Hara, #3 in our ReBound Series.



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Published on October 03, 2011 16:04 • 16 views

September 22, 2011

Hi, folks. Just a quick update today to let you know that the manuscripts have been narrowed down to twelve finalists for the Robin Becker Prize; we expect to name the co-winners sometime in October. (Yes, we're running late this year, but things have been hopping around here.) All the finalists have been contacted as of Sept 20 and we're just about to update the online manuscript log to reflect that status. Thanks again to everyone who supported this series for another year. Once the co-winners are selected, we'll be e-mailing you to find out which title you'd like to receive.


Our thanks to everyone who ordered copies of Catherine Staples' Never a Note Forfeit: the response was so overwhelming that we are still catching up with orders. Catherine's chapbook went into a second printing on the day it was released, and a third printing the same month (July)! If you've not yet received your copy, please know that we're working on it. And thanks so much for your patience and support.


We're currently reading through the Keystone Chapbook entries and will post an update in the next couple of weeks.


Finally, we're pretty much over the moon about two chapbooks we've just contracted to publish next fall in the Editor's Series, both by poets in the Seven Kitchens family: The Disappearance of Camille Claudel by Erin M. Bertram, and Mistakes with Strangers by Jeff Oaks. Please join us in congratulating Erin and Jeff!


Over. The. Moon.



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Published on September 22, 2011 13:53 • 14 views

September 11, 2011

We bid goodbye to summer with Ava Sayaka Rosen's Rattle & Sway, Number Five in this year's Summer Kitchen Series. Our congratulations to Ava, and our thanks to everyone for your support of this limited-edition series. Next year's series will lead off with a new chapbook from Christina Pacosz!



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Published on September 11, 2011 06:49 • 25 views

September 5, 2011

We are now accepting submissions for the 2011 ReBound Series, which publishes out-of-print chapbooks in snazzy new editions. Current titles in the series are, in order of release, Notes from the Red Zone by Christina Pacosz, Ordinances by Naomi Lazard, Letter to Frank O'Hara by Steve Turtell, and Slow to Burn by Collin Kelley. Two additional titles will be released in November and December: No Matter by Louis McKee, and Midwinter Fires by Jeffery Beam.


Nominate a deserving chapbook today: full guidelines are here.



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Published on September 05, 2011 05:20 • 11 views

August 21, 2011

We've been looking forward to this title since last summer, and now we can finally say that it's time to pre-order your copy of Daniel Nathan Terry's brilliant, harrowing Days of Dark Miracles, with gorgeous original cover art by Benjamin Billingsley. Number 13 in our Editor's Series. 29 pages. You know you want one.



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Published on August 21, 2011 14:23 • 13 views