8/1/15

Matthew Wimberley: Snake Mountain Almanac


Snake Mountain Almanac: poems by Matthew Wimberley. Number 3 in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series, selected by Ron Mohring and Eduardo C. Corral.

Cover art by Sam Brown; cover design by Valerie Dueñas.
Release date: August 1, 2015 [125 copies]
23 pages
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Matthew Wimberley is a native of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A finalist for the 2012 Narrative 30 Below Contest, his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review, The Missouri Review, Narrative, Orion, The Paris-American, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Rattle, and Verse Daily. Wimberley received his MFA from NYU where he worked with children at St. Mary’s Hospital as a Starworks Fellow. 
 

 
 
 


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3/30/15

Doug Paul Case: Something to Hide My Face In

Something to Hide My Face In: poems by Doug Paul Case. Number 11 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Cover art by Yvan Blavier; used by permission. Cover design by Adriana Marroquin.


Release date: March 31, 2015 [125 copies]
24 pages
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 Doug Paul Case works as a salon receptionist in Bloomington, Indiana. His poems have appeared in Salt Hill, Court Green, The Chattahoochee Review, and Bloom. He is the publisher of Gabby and the poetry editor of Word Riot, and he's probably wearing a cardigan.




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3/21/15

Sarah B. Wiseman: Portraits

Portraits: poems by Sarah B. Wiseman. Number 10 in the Robin Becker Chapbook Series.

Cover image digitally manipulated by Paige Bickhart, using Waterlogue, from photo provided by the author.

Release date: March 21, 2015 [125 copies]
27 pages
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Sarah B. Wiseman is a writer and a journeyperson carpenter living in Battersea, Ontario. Her poetry has appeared in numerous Canadian literary journals over the years.

Stranger
with bees

Rosemary is the memory herb. We lay a sprig
under our pillow at night and the scent

reminds us to dream of light, forget
our fears. We drift to sleep, oblivious

to the man who woke from nervous dreams,
rose to breakfast and bath before chores,

walked from the hollow bee tree at the edge
of his garden to the rosemary greenhouse,

and the sound of his heart followed him there.
What thoughts came to him? What memory

swelled like a sting through his body
even as he resisted? His head throbbed

as he stepped into the brush of leaves. The breath
of a hundred bees' wings on his skin,

their dizzy hum growing under the glass while he
broke the twigs of green needle, blue flower,

collected them in a bucket for market, to be twined
before the mist had finished rising

from the fields. Scent rose from his shaking hands
as he worked, piqued the thirst of those creatures

who have no memory, who are not afraid
of following the smell of rosemary to the greenhouse--

the sound of their wings resonating there.
We place a sprig of rosemary under our pillow

so we dream of light, and we do not remember
the bees, or the farmer who plucked our memory herb,

who has now turned to his window, or to a wife,
or is aware only of the weight of his body

in the middle of a narrow bed. The smell of rosemary
seething in his palms.



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3/1/15

Kate Fox: Walking Off the Map

Walking Off the Map: poems by Kate Fox. Number 2.11 in the Seven Kitchens Press Editor's Series.

Cover: cropped image of "Relevant Bones" by Cindy Dubielak.

Release date: March 1, 2015 [125 copies]
27 pages
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Kate Fox's poems have appeared in the Great River Review, Green Mountains Review, Valparaiso Review, Mount Hope, and West Branch. Her previous chapbook, The Lazarus Method, was published by Kent State University Press as part of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series.

Kathleen Scott-Young's Sonnet to Mallory

"This is going to be more like war than mountaineering.
I don't expect to come back."
--George Mallory to Geoffrey Keynes after his visit
with Robert Falcon Scott's widow, 1924.

This is how I would have sculpted you,
face down in a greathouse of granite, dimpled skin
bleached to Carrera white by spindrift scouring
the North Face, gloved fingers anchored in talus

that scatters like pine chips into the Rongbuk abyss,
stick-thin foot resting atop your skewed boot,
as if you believed you might survive, find purchase
in the frozen debris to reclaim your beloved Sandy

on the ledge above, and, then, in the embrace of a fine
Burberry weave, follow Odell's disembodied voice
down the North Ridge to Camp VI, on to base camp,

family, commendation, and fame. Instead, the mountain
preserved you as no work of mine ever could, Everest
holding fast to its own, in loco, quem posuit.



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10/3/14

Ellen McGrath Smith: Scatter, Feed

Scatter, Feed: poems by Ellen McGrath Smith. Number 2.10 in the Seven Kitchens Press Editor's Series. 


Cover art: "Azul" by Tony Fitzpatrick.


Release date: October 10, 2014 [125 copies]
26 pages
$9.00

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Ellen McGrath Smith teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic program. Her work has been recognized with an AROHO Orlando Prize, an Academy of American Poets award, a Rainmaker Award from Zone 3 magazine, and a 2007 Individual Artist grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Child's Pose

Balasana

A way of hitting back. One wave
is the dreaded belt, sailing backward,
jerking forward, striking skin.
Large tides in which a small soul
swims. The child posed as a mouse
stunned into temporary death
until the predator forgets.

The child posed as a house of cold,
ungiving rafters. All alone, the child
is architect of hunger; face in shadow,
knees, feet, forehead touch the floor.
A small soul's scattered breath
and heartbeat echo, sounding out
the home inside the house.
A way of getting back--

the heels exposed, the unprotected soles--
bulbs of daffodils in snow.


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8/30/14

Sheila Squillante, In This Dream of My Father

In This Dream of My Father: Poems by Sheila Squillante. Number 2.09 in the Seven Kitchens Press Editor's Series.

Release date: September 1, 2014
27 pages
$9.00

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8/24/14

Michael Hurley, Wooden Boys

Wooden Boys: Poems by Michael Hurley. Number 11 in the Keystone Chapbook Series, selected by Brent Goodman.

Release date: August 25, 2014
35 pages
$9.00

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