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one of the pamphlets formerly sold in Europe and America by itinerant agents, or "chapmen." Chapbooks were inexpensive—in England often costing only a penny—and, like the broadside, they were usually anonymous and undated. The texts typically were similar to those of current tabloid newspapers and therefore reveal much about the popular taste of the 16th, 17th, and 18th cent. The term is occasionally used to refer to old manuscripts showing national character through the use of vernacular expressions.
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This list of poets includes Ramsay, Fergusson, Pindar, Gottfried August Burger and Ralph Erskine, a mixture of classical and modern authors that included even a German poet whose ballad, 'Lenora', was repeatedly translated in Scotland and Britain more widely, with Brash and Reid issuing the poem as a chapbook in 1796.
Poets Wear Prada is a small literary press publishing beautifully designed, well-crafted poetry chapbooks from Sinatra's hometown, the birthplace of professional baseball, Hoboken, New Jersey, since 2006.
A chapbook, Cafe Culture (Imaginary Friend P), was recently published and a new full-length collection, Nowhere All At Once (Stephen F.
Her chapbook, Flyover, was published by Q Ave Press in 2012.
Poems from her chapbook <i>Casting Off</i> (Parallel Press, 2007) have been featured on <i>The Writer's Almanac</i> and <i>Poetry Daily</i>.
Clearly delimited as a genre that flourished between 1770 and 1820, the Gothic chapbook has been discussed in largely accusatory tones by earlier critics who blame it for the eventual decline of the canonical Gothic novel's status and popularity.
The Book of the Penis (Grove, 1999); and Elephant (Groundwater Press, 1990), a chapbook of sestinas.
Dark Hours (1984), which won the Calliope Press Chapbook Prize; and
As people read (or heard) more in increasingly debated religious and political matters, author identity became of interest and therefore marketable; and class stratification led to differentiated markets for broadsides, almanacs, and chapbook histories as well as to history plays, the "politic histories" of Daniel and Drayton, and biographies such as those of Hayward or Bacon.
The "Secret History" of Gold Indigoes unfolds in the twenty-one poems that follow, and this lovely chapbook touches the unimaginable, namely the perimeters of the limits of a man's ability to be vulnerable and, in this way, love intensely.
In either case chapbook presses are imagined as a clearinghouse for material that must await respectability, however it comes about.
One eighteenth century chapbook has him killing a dragon on Dunsmore Heath in Warwickshire although it was the death of him because poison from the beast "so infected his vital spitals that he died".