1 (1) Rogues and Roses – A.E. Stallings, Ann Drysdale, Brian Allgar, Chris O’Carroll, Daniel Galef, Edmund Conti, Gail White, George Simmers, Jerome Betts, John Beaton, Marcus Bales, Robin Helweg-Larsen (Sampson Low, 2018)
2 (2) A Chapbook Of Poems – Prince Unsworth (Independently published, 2017)
3 (7) The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)
4 (4) Creance; or, Comest Thou Cosmic Nazarite – Andrew E. Colarusso and Matthew Shenoda (Northwestern University Press, 2019)
5 (New entry) On Imagination – Mary Ruefle (Sarabande Books, July 2017)
6 (8) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig – Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, Sept. 2010)
7 (9) Puro Amor – Sandra Cisneros (Sarabande Books, 2018)
8 (New entry) The Putterer’s Notebook – Akilah Oliver (Belladonna Books, 2008)
9 (New entry) Tourists and Cannibals – A.E. Stallings, Ann Drysdale, Daniel Galef, Edmund Conti, Gail White, Jerome Betts, John Beaton, Marcus Bales, Martin Parker, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Terese Coe (Sampson Low, 2018)
10 (New entry) Poem – Timmy Reed (Dostoyevsky Wannabe CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2018)
And not only that… our other Potcake Chapbook, “Tourists and Cannibals”, has entered the chart at Number 9! How nice that formal verse is increasingly a major force in the world of literature again, after its decades in the wilderness. Chapbooks may only be a small part of that world, but they are arguably at the forefront of literary movements.
Welcome to the formal future!