Chapbook Review: Any Kind of Excuse

Any Kind of Excuse By Nin Andrews 26 pp. Kent: The Kent State University Press Poetry. $7 ISBN 0-87338-757-0 Nin Andrew's beautiful little collection of poems, Any Kind of Excuse, is the third chapbook in the Wick Poetry Series. The entire chapbook is a series of poems narrated by a young girl growing up on … Continue reading Chapbook Review: Any Kind of Excuse

Chapbook Review: Love Poem to Androgyny

Love Poem to Androgyny By Stacey Wait 37 pp. Charlotte: Main Street Rag Poetry. $10 ISBN 978-1-59948-038-1 Stacey Waite's chapbook Love Poem to Androgyny is the winner of Main Street Rag's 2006 Chapbook Contest and an incredible collection of poetry. Jan Beatty describes these poems as having "no coded language, no playing dress-up here." They … Continue reading Chapbook Review: Love Poem to Androgyny

Chapbook Review: Shake It and It Snows

Shake It and It Snows By Gailmarie Pahmeier 17 pp. Pittsburgh: Coal Hill Review (an imprint of Autumn House Press) Poetry. $8 ISBN 978-1-932870-39-8 Coal Hill Review's 2009 Chapbook contest winner was Gailmarie Pahmeier's Shake It and It Snows. These poems are a hauntingly brief and beautiful glimpse into the world of a small town … Continue reading Chapbook Review: Shake It and It Snows

Chapbook Review: In the Methow Valley

To change things up a bit, this weeks review is actually a fiction short story chapbook. Before I start my review, I would like to say that the chapbook is a very viable means of publishing short stories. They are often published in journals, both online and in print, but those journals have strict word … Continue reading Chapbook Review: In the Methow Valley

Chapbook Review: Some Cold, Bright, Old-Fashioned Facts

Some Cold, Bright, Old-Fashioned Facts By Matthieu Pierce 30 pp. Pittsburgh: Word Parade Books Poetry. $8 ISBN 978-0-692-00286-5 Matthieu Pierce‚Äôs debut chapbook, Some Cold, Bright, Old-Fashioned Facts, brings a fresh, modern style of poetry into the world. Every page is permeated with lyrical, fascinating poetry and even the front and back inside covers of the … Continue reading Chapbook Review: Some Cold, Bright, Old-Fashioned Facts

The Chapbook: Or the Perfect Medium for Poetry Books

Sunset in New Orleans, May 2010 After several poetry workshops and many assigned readings, I have determined that the chapbook is the perfect way to publish a collection of poetry. What is a chapbook? Typically, it is a short, published book of under 48 or so pages. They are usually not "perfect" bound like the … Continue reading The Chapbook: Or the Perfect Medium for Poetry Books