Thursday, October 29, 2015

Crisis Chronicles will be at the Poet's Haven Halloween Jubilee

Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to be involved in this spooktacular event hosted by The Poet's Haven on Halloween. We'll have hauntingly good new releases by Susan Sheppard and Kevin Ridgeway (and more) on hand. Plus past CCP authors J.E. Stanley and Steve Brightman will be among the featured poets. Not to be missed! Costumes encouraged!

Monday, October 26, 2015

My Late 2015 Events

Crisis Chronicles Press and I are only officially involved in three more events this year. Hope to see you at one of these:

10/31 - The Poet's Haven Halloween Jubilee in Massillon, OH.
11/7 (2 pm) - Meet the Presses in Toledo, OH.
11/7 (8 pm) - SCCA Presents: Ultimate Artist Extravaganza in Farmington, MI.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Burroughs and Massicotte at Severance Hall

What a thrill it was to perform two of my poems ("Way Erred Scenes inside a Jazz Mine" and "Bloodshot") with trumpeter Étienne Massicotte in this building on Friday night (23 October 2015)! 

Thanks to The Circle - Cleveland Orchestra's Young Professionals for the opportunity.

Photos/video of our performance may be coming soon.

Latest goods at Guide to Kulchur

You can get the best books at Guide To Kulchur: Text, Art, and News. I just got these on Saturday, for example.

Appalachian Frankenstein by John Dorsey, Citi by RA Washington & GTK#5

AND they have in stock the latest Crisis Chronicles Press titles, my new Beat Attitude chapbook (from NightBallet Press) and the new A Case for Ascension collaborative reader (from Asinimali Publications LLC) which features poems by me, Dianne Borsenik, Jameson Bayles, Michelle Roberts and Joan Koromante.

So get there and get some while supplies last.

Guide to Kulchur
5900 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Friday, October 23, 2015

Uh 10

Happy 10th Anniversary to my wife Geri Lynne! Here we are back in 2005 at a church in Westerville, Ohio.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Crisis Chronicles publishes Kevin Ridgeway's new chapbook Contents Under Pressure

Kevin Ridgeway's new poetry chapbook, Contents Under Pressure, took me on a Kerouacian trip through broken appliances, drunken charades, fallen angels, kissing couples, hip-high grasses, mind fucks and sinister grooves with a keen eye and ear. When it was done, all I could say was "Amen!"— and "Again!" So I had to publish it.

Please choose US or International

Available 22 October 2015, Contents Under Pressure features 16 poems on 28 pages, is hand assembled and saddle stitch bound with textured ivory card stock cover, kelly green card stock end papers and white pages. 5.5 x 8.5". Cover image by Steven B. Smith

Only $7 (plus p+h) from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111 USA. ISBN: 978-1-940996-25-7.

Kevin Ridgeway lives and writes in Long Beach, California. His work has been published widely in the small press, with recent poems that can be found or are forthcoming in Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, Lummox, San Pedro River Review, Misfit Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, Bicycle Review, American Mustard and The Mas Tequila Review, among others. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Contents Under Pressure is his sixth chapbook of poetry.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cook and Hayes review Matilda's Battle Waltz by Tracie Morell

Many thanks to Juliet Cook and Ron Hayes for their reviews of Tracie Morell's new Crisis Chronicles Press book, Matilda's Battle Waltz:

Cook (in the new issue of Menacing Hedge)
Hayes (over at Five Writers)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Getting Rooted October 15th!

The Third Thursday poetry series long hosted by Barbara Sabol at the Root Cafe in Cuyahoga Falls will hold (what is likely) its final installment this month, and Dianne Borsenik and I are honored to be the featured poets.  There will be an open mic too.  Please come while you still can.  I'll be reading from my new chapbook, Beat Attitude (from NightBallet Press) and the new collaborative reader A Case for Ascension (from Asinimali Publications).  Dianne will also have her new chapbook, Thunderclap Amen (from Crisis Chronicles Press).  We'd love to see you!

Root Cafe
852 W. Bath Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Monday, October 5, 2015

Crisis Chronicles Press publishes Susan Sheppard's hauntingly good Balefire

Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Susan Sheppard's long-awaited Balefire, a winner of our most recent poetry chapbook competition.  I absolutely love these poems!

“From the first poem’s first line, Evening is the monster we swim in, a compulsion gripped me to read straight through to the last line of the last poem. It’s as if Sheppard is a dark angel who clasped my hand and floated me through haunting poems of ‘chrome moon’ and ‘autumn’s sorcery.’ Balefire will chill you, thrill you, and fill holes you didn’t know were there.”
          —Dianne Borsenik, publisher at NightBallet Press

Balefire is 32 pages, hand crafted and saddle stabled with textured ivory card stock cover, black endpapers, and cottonwood fiber pages.  Laser printed, 5.5 x 8.5", with cover art by Susan Sheppard. ISBN 978-1-940996-24-0.  Only $7 (plus p+h) from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111 USA.

Please choose US or International

Susan Sheppard of Parkersburg, West Virginia, has poetry published in over 100 magazines and has been writing poetry for more than 30 years. She is descended from the Blackfoot-Saponi and Lenape-Shawnee tribes of her region. In 1998, she was awarded a Poetry Fellowship from West Virginia Arts & Humanities. Sheppard is the author of a number of books, including four non-fiction and one novel. She teaches poetry every Thursday at Sacred Way Arts in downtown Parkersburg. Her seasonal ghost tour, the Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours, is rated the #8 most popular ghost tour in the nation.