Thursday, May 30, 2019

From June through August: Prime Events, New Book

After a whirlwind past couple of years of zipping around the country, I only have six events scheduled for between now and August, and I'm extremely excited about them all. Seeking more prime gigs for after my new hardcover poetry book is released by Venetian Spider Press in August! 

5/31 - 6/2 in Hauppauge, NY: Walt Whitman Bicentennial Convention.

6/13 in Athens, OH: Spoken & Heard: Poetry of Departure & Relevance.

6/15 in Columbus, OH: OPA Poetry Publishing & Bookmaking Workshops

7/7 in Cleveland, OH: Noise Lunch 7 Year Anniversary Throwdown

7/27 in Cleveland, OH: 2019 Cleveland Inkubator

8/1 in Columbus, OH: OPA's Ohio Poetry Showcase at the Ohio State Fair

8/16 in Cleveland, Ohio: SAYMO Poetry featuring Burroughs and Borsenik

8/30 - 9/1 in New Hartford, CT: National Beat Poetry Festival and Awards Weekend

The new book is titled Rattle and Numb and will feature cover art by Cleveland's own Emma Anderson. Super grateful to Venetian Spider and their editor/publisher William F. DeVault!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Ryan Sagert's interview of me on LCCC's Boom Radio, 11/13/2018

Back in November, Ryan Sagert interviewed me about poetry and more for Lorain County Community College's Boom Radio. I remember being geeked out on coffee at the time. Ha! Now the interview is archived on my MixCloud page and available for eternal listening. Thank you again, Ryan!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Featured on the CCPL's Writers Reading Podcast

In December, the Cuyahoga County Public Library recorded me reading 7 poems for their monthly Writers Reading podcast, and today I learned that my installment is online. Many thanks to Laurie Kincer and the best library system in the United States!

Listen here:

Monday, May 6, 2019

From Here (to Denver to Long Island) to Eternity

My Maine reading this month is being rescheduled. But there are still lots of events featuring Crisis Chronicles Press authors and friends coming up this month. Just off the top of my head:

5/10 in Toledo, OH - Naked Toes Couch Concert at Glass City Roasters.

5/11 in Norwalk, OH - Grey Skies & Blue Hearts: A Poetry Workshop (with Nicole Hennessy, Dianne Borsenik, Claire McMahon & more).

5/12 in South Euclid, OH - Second Sunday Poets at the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

5/14 in Cleveland Heights, OH - CLE Uncorked: Voices and Vines on Lee featuring Sara Minges and more.

5/18 in Kent, OH - Concrete Wink Poetry Reading (Rikki Santer, Sandra Feen & Chuck Salmons)

5/19 in Cleveland, OH - Tongue in Groove Poetry Jam featuring Nicole Hennessy at The Millard Fillmore Presidential Library.

5/21 in Lakewood, OH - Poetry Plus Featuring Kari Gunter-Seymour at Art on Madison.

5/24 in Denver, CO - A very burger weekend: night one hosted by Cheeseburger Nebula Galactic Press at BookBar.

5/25 in Denver, CO - A very burger weekend: night two at Hooked on Colfax.

5/31 thru 6/2 in Long Island, NY - the Walt Whitman Bicentennial Convention (

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Vision of the Gypsy Queen, launch May 4th at Good Goat

Flier art by Lauren Dulay
Join Cleveland writer and journalist Nicole Hennessy as she celebrates the release of her new book, Gypsy Queen, via Crisis Chronicles Press.

The opening is on Saturday, May 4th from 6pm-10pm, with book signing and poetry reading at 8pm. Sarah Cuturic will also be joining us for the opening to perform original songs from her band, Napsack.

To accompany Nicole's book release there will be a three week long poetry/art event, curated by Nicole with several poems written by women that have been illustrated by women in a variety of media. A section of the show will also include Rocky River High School girls from a writing club called Driftwood. The art show will run for 3 weeks, through May 25th. Hours: Wed. through Sat. 1-6 p.m. Also open by appointment.

More details at

The Good Goat Gallery
17012 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107