Friday, February 15, 2019

Crisis Chronicles Press publishes Our House on the Sand by Elaine Schleiffer

Crisis Chronicles Press is honored to publish Our house on the sand, a powerful, poignant, categorization defying sequence of work by Elaine Schleiffer.

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Our house on the sand is 44 pages, perfect bound, 5.5 x 8.5". ISBN: 978-1-64092-977-7. Front cover photo by Chandra Alderman. Available in February 2019 for only $10 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA. 

Elaine Schleiffer is a writer, organizer, and creative who focuses on abortion access, bisexual visibility, and queer rights. Her writing can be found in Rebelle Society, Santa Fe Literary Review, Pudding Magazine, et cetera and her activism can be found in Cleveland, Ohio.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Second Sunday Poets to launch, feature John Burroughs on 3/10 in South Euclid

My next reading is March 10th at 3 p.m., where I'll have the honor of being the first featured poet for a new monthly series curated by M. A. "Doc" Janning, Poet Laureate of South Euclid, OH, at the Cuyahoga County Public Library's South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch. I hope you'll join me in supporting Doc in this new endeavor and bring something to share at the open mic.

William N. Skirball Writers' Center
Cuyahoga County Public Library
1876 South Green Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Remembering Geri

Three years ago today, Geri posted this photo of us on Facebook. We never imagined that exactly one year later, when I left her at the hospital to go home and get some sleep, it would be the last time I saw her alive. She passed away on the morning of February 8th 2017. It feels like yesterday, or tomorrow. And there remain gaping holes that can never be filled.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Crisis at LinkedIn

After 10 and a half years, Crisis Chronicles Press finally has a LinkedIn page:

Friday, February 1, 2019

Juliet Cook talks about embodied poetry and writing Malformed Confetti

Over at Rogue Agent.

Malformed Confetti was published in 2018 by Crisis Chronicles Press.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Madhouse Sessions: Poetry, Music & Mayhem - February 1st in Cleveland

Friday February 1st at 7 p.m. Join Madhouse Sessions at Guide To Kulchur in Cleveland for poetry & music featuring Ray Swaney, John Burroughs, Barry Graham, Leo Todd Jarret, Michelle Smolarski, Erika Blakemore & musical guest Pavlica.

I've participated in Madhouse Sessions several times over the past several years, twice in Ypsilanti and once in Monroe, Michigan. It's never the same twice and it's always a good time. So glad they're bringing it to Cleveland this time!

Guide to Kulchur: Text / Art / News
5222 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Special deal on our 10 most recent Crisis Chronicles books

Our ten latest Crisis Chronicles Press books! They are a $110 value (plus shipping) if bought individually. But PayPal $100 to to get all ten postage free.

Titles you'll get:

CC#106 - The Law of Almosts by Mindi Kirchner
CC#105 - Triple Threat by John Dorsey
CC#104 - Awaiting Time by Helen Shepard
CC#103 - Drinking From What I Once Wore: Selected and Recent Poems by Chris Stroffolino
CC#102 - Malformed Confetti by Juliet Cook
CC#101 - Dodge, Tuck, Roll by Rikki Santer
CC#100 - The Strength of Flowers by Steve Thomas
CC#99 - Citizen of Metropolis by Christine Howey
CC#98 - Where Never Was Already Is by Steven B. Smith
CC#97 - Serving by Kari Gunter-Seymour

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pure Poetry in Lorain Bar

Thanks to Geoff Landis and Cleveland Poetics
for this photo of the newspaper clipping
Many thanks to Speak of the Devil, Dianne Borsenik, Dave Lucas and NightBallet Press for a wonderful night of poetry, merriment and ribaldry on Thursday. Good times with good friends, old and new, at We're No Angels: An evening of poetry performances!

We ended up in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram too. Read Ohio poet laureate Dave Lucas among readers at Lorain's Speak of the Devil by Carissa Woytack.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Crisis Chronicles Press publishes The Law of Almosts by Mindi Kirchner

We are extremely happy to announce the publication of The Law of Almosts, the latest poetry collection by Mindi Kirchner, one of our favorite writers. Now available for only $10 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.

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The Law of Almosts is 46 pages, perfect bound, 5.5 x 8.5". Contents include "The Law of Almosts"; "Globe-Spinning"; "X by X"; "Prize"; "Love Sonnet for a Perfectionist"; "High School Yearbook"; "Ray Ann Walker, Saint Rita Church Festival, 1971"; "The Good, The Bad, and The Ocean" "Remove Sunglasses"; "Desultory"; "The Duration of Events"; "Solving for Feeling"; "Dear Loneliness"; "Christmas Communion"; "The Last In-Flight Supper"; "Naming the Baby"; "Nomenclature"; "Not My Art"; "Split Ends" "The Sweet Spot" and "Fernweh." ISBN: 978-1-64092-976-0. Front cover image created by Steven B. Smith, who used Kathy Smith's Old Comb sculpture as his subject.

Mindi Kirchner’s first chapbook, Song of the Rest of Us, won The Wick Poetry Prize, judged by Jim Daniels, and was published in 2009. The chapbook was nominated for a Lantern Award and featured in an art exhibit, Penned by Penn Staters: Books by Alumni Authors, in University Park, Pennsylvania. Kirchner has also been a finalist in the Best of Ohio Writers contest and for the Whiskey Island Poetry Prize and the Robert Hare Award. Her poems can be found in the Wick Poetry Series anthology, The Next of Us is About to Be Born. Her work has also appeared in numerous independent journals. She spent 10 years teaching composition and developmental writing at Youngstown State University. She now lives with her husband and very delightful daughter in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and teaches at Albright College in Reading. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I'm 0.6% Sub-Saharan African

23andMe keeps getting smarter and more accurate with their DNA ancestry results. I was just notified of their latest update this morning. And here's what I am: