Number Five in the Keystone series, Jeff Walt's Soot, is set to go into its second printing! A limited number of signed and numbered copies (less than ten) of the original printing are available, while they last, for $10 apiece (postage included). To order, please e-mail sevenkitchens at yahoo dot com.
Our May title, Number Seven in the Editor's Series, is Big Conneautee by John Repp. Ordering information will be available soon.
And June will be busting out all over: we're thrilled to announce that our new imprint, the Summer Kitchen Series, will launch in June: five limited-edition chapbooks from five terrific poets! Each title will have a print run of 49 copies, 25 of which go to the author; this means you have only 24 chances to buy a copy from Seven Kitchens: when they're gone, they're gone. This year's titles will be:
- Shift by Jeff Oaks
- Sisterhood by Julie Enszer
- Waxwings by Daniel Nathan Terry
- Cry Me a Lorca by Guillermo Castro
- Nest by Edward Madden
We are deeply grateful to Dave Bonta, who has been reviewing a poetry book each day during this National Poetry Month over at Via Negativa. Please check out his thoughts on Harry Humes' Underground Singing, Deborah Burnham's Still, Katie Bode-Lang's Spring Melt, Christina Pacosz's Notes from the Red Zone, Jeff Walt's Soot, and many others! (Click here for Dave's podcast interview with Christina.)
In other 7KP news this month: . . . Katie Bode-Lang will be reading her poems at Penn State on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 PM as part of PSU's Red Weather Reading Series; the location is 102 Chambers Building and copies of Spring Melt will be available . . . Kevin McLellan is among the poets reading in celebration of Volume 2 of the Inman Review on Saturday, April 24, from 7-10 PM at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St in Cambridge MA . . . Kevin will also be reading his poems on Wednesday, April 28, 7 PM at the University of Rhode Island along with Darcie Dennigan and Kate Schapira; the reading will be held in room 242 of the Feinstein Center, and copies of Round Trip will be available . . .
For those who love free poetry books (and who doesn't?), check out Kelli Russell Agodon's Poetry Month Book Giveaway blog post, which lists a whole bunch of poets (myself included) who are giving away free copies of books to folks who post comments to their blogs during the month of April. (Please read the complete rules.) Folks who may want a chance at free Seven Kitchens titles can post comments here; for every five persons who comment, we add a fresh chapbook to the pile.