Monday, June 26, 2017

New Reviews of Recent Crisis Chronicles Press Publications

CC#91 - Turnstile Burlesque by John Greiner
Review by Kevin Hinman at Goodreads

CC#89 - The Black Between Stars by Elliot Nicely
Editorial review in the inaugural issue of Scryptic

CC#87 - 13 Poems from the Edge of Extinction by Adrian Manning
Review by Matthew Hall in Screaming with Brevity

CC#84 - God Save Your Mad Parade by Austen Roye
Review by Emily Cornell at Goodreads

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Reviews of my Water Works and Chance

Jennifer Polhemus reviews my Water Works (The Poet's Haven, 2017): "My first read in celebration of National Poetry Month 2017...The sensual physicality of John's poetry leaves me feeling like I've taken one too many Vicodin; pleasantly spinning with just a slight annoyance of itchiness. Only some sort of orgasm will distract from the need to scratch. Delightful read!"

Jennifer Polhemus reviews my It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change (The Poet's Haven, 2013): "My second read in celebration of National Poetry Month 2017...What a frolicking good time! In respsonse to 'Tooth Telling', pg. 16, I write: 'So leave your tooth then, / beneath one of my pillows. / I promise you a quarter / moon at dawn. / Give the silver disc / to a Hobbit / hiding in the roots / of my mountain. / He knows what is precious... / the same as you.'"

Monday, June 12, 2017

With Rucci in Buffalo, InTENse in Cleveland Heights - 14/15 June 2017

Thanks to everyone who made Saturday's reading in Sandusky so special, especially (in alphabetical order) Bottom Dog Press/ Bird Dog Publishing, Christina, Dan, Dianne, Firelands Writing Center, Jameson, John, Larry, Lorraine, Mr. Smith's Coffee House, Ruth Ann, Steve, Susanna, Theresa, and Wesley. Among my favorite happenings in quite some time!

This week, my poetry tour continues with Words on the Rocks V : Damian Rucci & John Burroughs at the Alley Cat in Buffalo and CWP Presents InTENse Poetry! (featuring 11 poets from 4 states) at Mac's Backs Books on Coventry in Cleveland Heights.

 And to see my full 2017 tour schedule click here

Friday, June 9, 2017

My "Le Ruse et le Waaa" featured 6/9 in Winedrunk Sidewalk

I am very pleased to report that my poem "Le Ruse et le Waaa" is featured today (day 141) in Winedrunk Sidewalk. Many thanks to editor John Grochalski!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Burroughs, Bayles & Borsenik: Killer Bs of Poetry Sting Sandusky

Saturday 2pm in Sandusky, Ohio, Kansas City poet Jameson Bayles and Cleveland poetry stalwarts Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs will bring their sting to Mr. Smith's Coffee House, hosted by the Firelands Writing Center and Bottom Dog Press.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Crisis Chronicles Press publishes Turnstile Burlesque by John Greiner

Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Turnstile Burlesque, a stunning new collection of poems by John Greiner.

“The first thing you’ll notice when reading John Greiner is that his work changes like a spider web. The pieces in Turnstile Burlesque show a writer at the peak of his form, exploring his heart to push forward in the evolution of his own creativity.  These poems are our past and our future, they are the pulse of a city sidewalk, a love letter to Ted Berrigan’s New York and an accessible glimpse into what’s happening now and what’s happening now is John Greiner. Join him.”
          —John Dorsey, author of Appalachian Frankenstein.

Where Do You Want It?

Turnstile Burlesque by John Greiner features 25 poems on 36 pages, is 6 x 9", perfect bound, with cover image by Steven B. Smith, and is available now for $7 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.

John Greiner is a poet, playwright and short fiction writer who lives in Queens, New York.   His previous publications include The Laundrymen (Wandering Head Press, 2016), Bodega Roses (Good Cop/Bad Cop Press, 2014), Modulation Age (Wandering Head Press, 2012), Shooting Side Glances (ISMs Press, 2011) and Relics From a Hell's Kitchen Pawn Shop (Ronin Press, 2010). Greiner's plays have been produced in New York City, Chicago and Gloucester, Massachusetts.  His work with photographer Carrie Crow has been shown in galleries, museums and public spaces in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Venice, Hamburg and Berlin.