chap·​book | \ ˈchap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce chapbook (audio) \

Definition of chapbook

: a small book containing ballads, poems, tales, or tracts

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Following the event, the chapbook will be available for purchase on 826CHI's website and in the studio with the proceeds going back into the program. Katie Powers, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Books / Education / Poetry 826CHI's Teen Writers Studio amplifies the voices of Chicago's youth," 14 June 2018 Fleischer is widely published in small independent press chapbooks, anthologies and journals. Carole Goldberg,, "Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, Blanche McCrary Boyd To Give Book Talks," 2 May 2018 Surowiecki has published seven chapbooks and five full poetry collections and has won many awards for his work. Carole Goldberg,, "Local Authors Festival To Host Authors, Panel Discussions," 30 May 2018 Poet Emily Wall of Douglas will research and write a chapbook of persona poems based on Georgia O'Keefe. Anchorage Daily News, "Rasmuson Foundation announces 2018 award winners; Alvin Amason named ‘distinguished artist’," 11 May 2018 This tiny chapbook by beloved local poet Irene Latham contains 19 powerful poems to continue some tough conversations from the 1930s. Birmingham Magazine,, "Local writer's new book receives international attention," 6 Oct. 2017 This effort takes verbal form Saturday, when Myopic Books in Wicker Park will host a reading of some of these anti-Trump chapbooks. Rebecca Aydin,, "Poets digest first 100 days of Trump's term at Myopic Books," 12 July 2017 The chapbook ends optimistically in the borough of Brooklyn, where the young speaker lives happily, sometimes seen in the neighborhood eating bagels with friends and writing new poems. NBC News, "‘Groundbreaking’ Asian-American Poets to Read With Immigrant, Refugee Roots," 26 May 2017 The other was Bill Knott, an obscure but equally intriguing figure: a poet, artist, and illustrator, who penned several books, leaflets, chapbooks, and broadsides, along with, years later, blog posts and comment-section diatribes. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "Bill Knott’s Anti-Career of Guerrilla Poetry," 24 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of chapbook

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chapbook

chapman + book

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