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A small book or pamphlet containing poems, ballads, stories, or religious tracts.

[chap(man) + book (so called because it was originally sold by chapmen).]
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(Historical Terms) a book of popular ballads, stories, etc, formerly sold by chapmen or pedlars
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a small book or pamphlet of tales, ballads, tracts, or poems.
[1790–1800; chap (as in chapman) + book]
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The company highlights poetry performances across the United States through media, audio recordings, video, local and national events, publishing chapbooks, and scholarships.
In addition to his work published in literary journals, Jerry is the author of two self-published chapbooks: Good Morning New Year and Morning to Morning.
distinguished by her periodic publication of chapbooks associated with
Two recent chapbooks, Treasure Shields Redmond's Chop: A Collection of Kwansabas for Fannie Lou Hamer and Tara Betts's 7x 7 Kwansabas, both innovatively employ the kwansaba form.
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Copperman will read from his soon-to-be-published book, and Pe[+ or -]aloza will share poems from her chapbooks, "landscape/heartbreak" from Two Sylvias Press and "Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes" from Organic Weapon Arts.
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nonfiction; eight chapbooks; and the translator of two classical plays.
several chapbooks along with her latest full-length collection of poems:
First, it offers a rigorous synthesis of the "gothic" (written by Hoeveler in the lowercase throughout, unless quoting from another source) in genres other than the novel, including stage adaptations, as well as its popularization in tales, chapbooks, and ballads.