Chapbook Review

This website grew out of a desire to create an online resource where links to online reviews of chapbooks could be gathered together and a listing of chapbook-related publishers, contests, and review sites could be housed.  Chapbook Review isn’t so much a literary journal as it is a space where writers, readers, reviewers, and publishers find a common ground.  We also hope to build a listing of chapbooks published from 2015 onward.



Les Kay (Editor) is the author of the full-length poetry collection At Whatever Front (Sundress Publications, 2016) as well as the chapbooks Badass (Lucky Bastard Press, 2015) and The Bureau (Sundress Publications, 2015). He is also a co-author of the collaborative poetry chapbook Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, forthcoming 2016). His poems have been published widely in journals such as Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The McNeese Review, PANK, Redactions, Santa Clara Review, South Dakota Review, Whiskey Island, and The White Review. Les currently lives and works in Cincinnati and also volunteers as an Associate Poetry Editor for Stirring: A Literary Collection. You can find him online at www.leskay.com.

Neil Aitken (Founding Editor) is the author of two books of poetry: Babbage’s Dream (Sundress 2016) and The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga 2008), winner of the 2007 Philip Levine Prize, as well as a poetry chapbook, Leviathan (Hyacinth Girl Press 2016). A former computer programmer, he recently completed his Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. He now lives in Vancouver, WA where he works as a freelance writer / editor / web designer, teaches creative writing privately, and serves as the editor of Boxcar Poetry Review.