My next live event is February 1st at the Backspace Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana, with the fabulous Joan Hawkins and music by ORTET. Many thanks to the Writers Guild at Bloomington and my friend Tony Brewer! For more info, see https://www.facebook.com/events/888305615712558.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Early warning: On April 6th, Juliet Cook, Michelle R. Smith and I will be the featured authors at a self publishing roundtable hosted by the Cuyahoga County Public Library's William N. Skirball Writers' Center in South Euclid, Ohio.
As you may know, when I started Crisis Chronicles Press in 2008 it was with a tiny self-published chapbook. Then I published another in 2009 and another in 2010. My original plan was to self-publish one a year, but I got away from that and haven't done it in a long time.
Well, since the press is going on hiatus after we complete our current commitments this year, I thought it would be fun and appropriate to self-publish one more title before CCP makes her exit, a sort of bookend to our history, and release it at this April 6th roundtable.
The Wrest of the Worthwhile will feature all my best poems that didn't make their way into Rattle and Numb for whatever reason, including much newer work (some never before seen). I'll also fold in the contents of my recent limited edition (and no longer unavailable) chapbooks, You Can't Trust It to Remain and Dogging Catastrophe.
I hope you'll not want to miss this event! Register at: http://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/7616134.
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Sunday, January 1, 2023
I Have a Poem About That is 36 pp, 6 x 9", perfect bound, with cover art by Jessie Herzfeld. ISBN 979-8-88596-993-2. Available for $10 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 535 Parkside Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44143 USA.
This volume features 23 poems, including "When We Die We Become Birds," "My Skiff," "Camus at Camp," "A Meeting of Suburban Deer," "Eternity on Elm Street," "Inside Out," "Invert at the Gem Saloon, Deadwood, South Dakota, 1876," "My Name Is John Doe," "Mount Everest," "Paul Desmond's Slot Machine," "Ten Ill-Conceived Kitchen Gadgets," "Maybe I Should Have Told Different Lies," "After I'm Gone," "Blueberries, Summer, 1944," "The Last One," "The Road Oft Taken," "Sign of the Cross," "A Bubble-Off Romance," "The Birds and the Bees," "The History of Television," "The Universal Usage Guide," "An Ode to Richard Howie," and "My Words Are Too Big Today."
Christine has also been an award-winning theater critic in Cleveland for 25 years, currently with Cleveland Scene. She was named Transgender Leader of the Year in Northeast Ohio and received the Torch Award from the Human Rights Campaign for leadership on transgender issues.