New Chapbook by Charles Atkinson

September 08, 2013

Cover of new chapbook by Charles Atkinson entitled World News, Local Weather

Former UCSC creative writing lecturer is a prizewinner in this year’s poetry contest sponsored by Finishing Line Press, which will publish his chapbook, World News, Local Weather. The release date is November 22 (in time for the holidays), and the price is $12, plus shipping.

 As the title suggests, some of these poems step into public/political airspace, and others enter more intimate micro-climates. They share in common the impulse to bear witness to love in the presence of death.  He heartily invites you to order one or more copies. The best time to do so is NOW—but definitely by September 27—for two reasons: (1) shipping is at a reduced rate of $2.49 per copy during this window, and (2) the number of “pre-orders” by this date determines the chapbook’s pressrun.

 You can order copies in two ways:

 1.     online at Click on “PRE-ORDER FORTHCOMING TITLES,” then on “All Authors” (alphabetized), and finally on Charles Atkinson

 2.     provide the information detailed below and mail it with a check to:


Finishing Line Press

P.O. Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324

Please send me ___ copy/copies of World News, Local Weather, by Charles Atkinson, @ $12 per copy, plus $2.49 for shipping.

Enclosed is my check for $___ payable to Finishing Line Press.





World News, Local Weather will be available on Amazon after its release in November, but we urge you to support a small poetry press—and Charles Atkinson—directly by ordering now. 

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