. . . First, the big January news: Jeff Walt's Soot, co-winner of the 2009 Keystone Chapbook Prize, was released on January 31 and is available now. Congratulations to Jeff, and big thanks to this year's judge, Karen J. Weyant. . .
We have lots of announcements for February: First and foremost is the February 15 release of RJ Gibson's Scavenge, co-winner of the 2009 Robin Becker Chapbook Award. If you entered a manuscript last year, you're entitled to a free copy of either RJ's or Erin Bertram's chapbook--expect an e-mail this week with a special discount if you'd like to receive both. . . Thanks again to Ruth L Schwartz for selecting such awesome manuscripts. The 2010 judge will be Eloise Klein Healy, and the reading period opens on March 1st. . . Congrats to Kevin McLellan, whose chapbook of collaborative poems, Round Trip, is forthcoming in March: Kevin's poem "After Phosphorescence," co-written with Nellie Bellows and appearing in 42opus, is noted as February's web monthly feature at Verse Daily. . . Please join us in congratulating Naomi Lazard, whose chapbook, Ordinances, has been selected as the winner of our annual ReBound Chapbook Award. Naomi's chapbook will be re-released in its new edition this October. . .
Production continues on several spring titles: The book of small treasures, by Christine Klocek-Lim, has been redesigned and will hopefully appear by the end of this month. Kevin McLellan's Round Trip, mentioned above, comes out in mid-March. Rebecca Lauren's The Schwenkfelders, co-winner of the 2009 Keystone Prize, comes out in April. And two summer titles in our Editor's Series, John Repp's Big Conneautee and Terry Kirts' To the Refrigerator Gods, are not to be missed.
We're very excited to announce three new titles in our Editor's Series, all scheduled for publication later this year: Gabriel Welsch's An Eye Fluent in Gray, a finalist for the 2009 Keystone Chapbook Prize, will be released as #9 in the Editor's Series. Household of Water, Moon and Snow, by Todd Davis, will be #10 in the series. And Homeland: A Panorama in 50 States, by Pedro Ponce, will close out 2010 as #11 in the series. Please congratulate these authors--we're truly happy to publish their fine work this year. . .
Our thanks to everyone for their ongoing encouragement and support of Seven Kitchens Press. Making these books by hand is a labor of love, but we wouldn't have it any other way.