Monday, 09.02:

Color me embarrassed

Yikes. Yesterday, while unpacking more books (this is slow going in a limited space, and I’ve had to shift and re-pack so many books in order to keep my poetry collection at hand), I found a batch that I had listed for sale over on the Seven Kitchens site. Some of these books have been purchased–ack!–but I can’t find notes anywhere indicating who bought them. This is deeply embarrassing, especially given the kindness of friends and strangers who bought books to help support Seven Kitchens through the last rough year.

I have managed to figure out,by going back through e-mails, where four books are headed–and these will go out tomorrow. But here are four more that were marked “sold”–if you bought these, please e-mail me and I will send them out immediately:

  • Lynda Hull, Star Ledger
  • Louise Gluck, Firstborn
  • Louise Gluck, The Triumph of Achilles
  • Susan Sontag, On Photography

Monday, 09.16:


My energies the past two weeks have gone almost wholly into the press: printing and assembling copies, typesetting proofs, designing covers, and figuring out the new, rigorous production schedule that will take me through next summer and bring Seven Kitchens current. That’s the goal: to publish everything in our backlog, plus all the chapbooks accepted this year, by summer’s end. It’s going to be crazy, but I may be getting some help soon: I have a meeting next week to talk about the possibility of getting student interns. More on that when I have something tangible to report.

Working today on copies for Ed, who has a reading next weekend. Trying to make the most of my day off.

Still overwhelmed by a generous gift that Robin Becker made in support of the press. It couldn’t have come at a better time and lifted my spirits considerably, especially coupled with Scott’s request last week to set up a subscription.

Here are thumbnails of the Keystone chapbooks due out this month:


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