|cover photo by Steven B. Smith in Oaxaca|
Crisis Chronicles Press published desire lines by Chansonette Buck on 22 April 2012 (also the author's birthday). One of our finest chapbooks yet, desire lines features 17 poems on high quality ivory paper, quirkily hand assembled and saddle staple bound using white and ashen orange card stocks. 9 x 7". Approximately 150 total copies in print. 2nd edition published 28 June 2013. desire lines is available for $6 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.
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|Buck in Lorain, Ohio - photo by Dianne Borsenik|
Chansonette Buck spent her childhood “on the road” as stepdaughter of a Black Mountain poet, living all over the American West, in England, and in Spain. She holds the PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she concentrated on 20th-century poetry and poetics and wrote a dissertation on childhood trauma as the source of William Carlos Williams's poetic obsessions. She has a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art, and has won awards for her visual art, her poetry, and her teaching. Chapters of her memoir Unnecessary Turns: Growing Up Beat have appeared in Why We Ride: Women Writers on the Horses in Their Lives (Seal Press, May 2010) and Polarity eMagazine (Fall 2010). Her poems have appeared online and in print, including a feature in the journal tinfoildresses 2012. Her first chapbook, blood oranges (NightBallet Press, 2011), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Berkeley with her family, her boa constrictor, and way too many cats and dogs.