Monday, October 31, 2022

Join us November 5th for the release of Kan Zaman by Judith Mansour

Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the imminent publication of Kan Zaman, a memoir in poetry and prose by Judith Mansour. ISBN: 979-8-88596-994-9. Pre-order now for $15 and receive free shipping. Or meet the author at our book release event on November 5th at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights.

"Judith Mansour’s Kan Zaman is an irresistible evocation of the Lebanese household she grew up in. This magical book is both a love poem to her family and an invitation for all of us to revisit our childhood, that paradise to which we can only return through memory. Mansour’s writing, by turns both sensual and hauntingly lyrical, is as welcoming as a warm kitchen on a winter night."
George Bilgere

You may also pre-order Kan Zaman from our friends at Mac's Backs Books on Coventry in Cleveland Heights.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Video of my Covid interview and 11/1 I'll be the guest author for SpoFest on Zoom

From their press release:

November 1st, 6pm CST [7pm Eastern], the next must-watch SpoFest!

It features Martina McGowan, Gregory Seth Harris and Shelli Jankowski-Smith. Our guest author is US National Beat Poet Laureate, John Burroughs.
Sign up to read in our open mic, and enter your name in our book raffle for a chance to win a signed copy of John's book [Rattle and Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019]!

More info on the Facebook event page:

Click here to watch our exclusive interview with John Burroughs [I was still sick and a little brain-foggy when it was recorded]:

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A Wreath of Golden Laurels: An Anthology of Poetry by 100 Poets Laureate

I feel greatly honored that my poem "I Am Not Ready to Die," written not long after the murder of George Floyd, appears in this new anthology published by Local Gems Press, alongside the work of so many fine poets.

A Wreath of Golden Laurels: An Anthology of Poetry by 100 Poets Laureate

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival: October 20th through 22nd

Lit Youngstown's 6th annual Fall Literary Festival will be centered around the theme “The Places That Make Us,” a conversation about writing, publishing, teaching, community outreach, and inclusion.

Supported by Ohio Humanities, the conference aims to sustain and enhance discussion on real and imagined literary places that shape our memory, experience and identity.

This year’s featured presenters are film scholar & screenwriter Laura Beadling, fiction writer Kelly Fordon, filmmaker Karla Murthy, children’s author Candace Fleming & poet Joy Priest.

My Crisis Chronicles Press will be part of the festival's book fair.

For more information, to register, and to view the full schedule, click here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

October 6th in Hamilton, Ohio: I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing anthology reading

October 6th at 7 p.m., the Hamilton campus of Miami University will host a reading by contributors to the recently published I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing: Ohio's Appalachian Voices anthology (edited by Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour and published by Sheila-Na-Gig). This event will take place at the Harr.y T. Wilks Conference Center, 1601 University Blvd. Hamilton, Ohio 45011

If you're in the area, we would love to see you there.

You may also order the book at: