the melody, i swear, its just around that way is a collection of lyrical poems by Cleveland's own Bree. This 16-page chapbook features thirteen lyrical works by Bree and is available for only $5 US from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA. You may also order securely via PayPal.
"Bree's books, poetry, singing are pure beat punk spunk funk — not not nor wink, just real deal." — Steven Smith, publisher of ArtCrimes.
Click here to read an alternate version of the melody's "First Class Citizen."
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the melody, i swear, its just around that way is 8.5 x 5.5", handmade, saddle staple bound, inkjet printed on recycled white paper with green endpapers and speckled cream card stock (a handful of copies used white card stock instead). Front and back cover art by Bree (with text added to images by JC). Approximately 80 copies in print.
|Bree, 11/22/2008 at The Lit in Cleveland — photo by Jesus Crisis|
Bree has been writing since forever and publishing some of the continent's best poets for over a decade. Her recent books include was chicken trax amid sparrows tread (2009, The Temple), Laying Pans (2009, Ecstatic Peace) and The Rainbow Sweater & My Mother (2011, Green Panda Press). Find more Bree at Bree Poems and Green Panda Press.