We’re pleased to announce that Les Kay will be joining Chapbook Review as our new editor, taking over managing and editing duties from founding editor Neil Aitken. Neil will continue on in a consulting capacity as an admin, but will be devoting more of his time to his editing responsibilities at Boxcar Poetry Review and Have Book Will Travel.
Les brings with him a love of the chapbook form, extensive writing and editing experience, and an enthusiasm for independent presses and the art of book design. We look forward to hearing more from him in coming weeks as he shares his vision for Chapbook Review. With Les’ help, we hope to offer interviews, reviews, craft essays on chapbook design, and other features. Keep an eye on the News section (see menu) for more details.
Les Kay 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.