Friday, January 18, 2019

We're No Angels (Lucas, Borsenik & Burroughs in Lorain 1/24)

This coming Thursday, 24 January, at 6:30 p.m., I will have the honor of reading with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas and NightBallet Press publisher Dianne Borsenik as NightBallet presents We're No Angels: an evening of poetry performances at Speak of the Devil, 201 W. 5th Street in Lorain, Ohio.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

My "Bloodshot" In Big Hammer #20
Hammer time! I feel honored to have a poem in the beautiful behemoth Big Hammer #20 alongside so many writers and artists I love and respect, including Chris Stroffolino, D.R. Wagner, Alex Gildzen, Bree, Lamont Steptoe, Hilary Krzywkowski, Tom Kryss, Rebecca Schumejda, Ingrid Swanberg, Bob Kaufman, John Dorsey, Kevin Ridgeway, Jake St. John, John Bennett, Ron Androla, David S. Pointer, Michael Estabrook, K.W. Peery, Scott Silsbe, Damian Rucci, Russell Salamon, Jen Dunford Roskos and so many more. I first discovered Big Hammer 10-or-so years ago in a bookstore in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and have been a fan ever since. Thanks to Iniquity Press / Vendetta Books and editor Dave Roskos! Big Hammer #20 is 8.5" x 11" and 305 packed pages. Buy your copy for $20 at

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Crisis Chronicles Press publishes Triple Threat by John Dorsey

Crisis Chronicles Press is ecstatic to welcome the new year with the publication of John Dorsey's Triple Threat, a perfect bound collection of three chapbooks in one. John is widely esteemed as one of the best writers in America and his work is unique and essential.

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Triple Threat is 55 pages, perfect bound, 5.5x8.5". Contents include The Dusty and Lofty Dreams of Middle Class Fairy Princesses (a very rare, long out-of-print chapbook from 2004) as well as Dorsey's more recent Street Maps for Lost Souls and Ghost on the Inside. ISBN: 978-1-64092-975-3. Front cover image by Steven B. Smith.

Triple Threat
available for only $10 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA. 

Join us in the St. Louis area on 18 January 2019 for a special book release event, George Wallace and John Dorsey Live at the Book House, 7352 Manchester Road, Maplewood, Missouri 63143.

John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015), Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017). He is the former Poet Laureate of Belle, MO and Co-Editor, with Jason Ryberg, of the Gasconade Review. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. You may reach him at