Friday, June 1, 2012

White Vases - by John Swain (CC#26)

cover foto by Cleveland artist Steven B. Smith

Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to announce the publication of White Vases, a 21-page poetry chapbook featuring 18 works by John Swain. 8.5 x 5.5", inkjet printed on white paper. Hand assembled and saddle staple bound using white cover stock over thick blue cloud card stock.  Around 150 copies in print.

Released June 1st 2012, White Vases is available in chapbook format for $6 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.

If you prefer an electronic format, click here to get White Vases for $2.99 via Amazon Kindle.

Poems:

Click here to read "Arisen" from White Vases in the Crisis Chronicles litmag.
Click here to read "Promise of Rivers" from White Vases in Up the Staircase.
Click here to read "Fables" from White Vases in Clockwise Cat.
Click here to read "Blue Tapestries" from White Vases in Blue Lake Review.
Click here to read Spanish translations of some the poems in White Vases.


Interview:

Click here to read a Q&A with John Swain about the book at Effits Undy.

Reviews:

Click here to read a review on Mik Everett's blog.
Click here to read Lynn Alexander's essay on the book at Crow Reviews.
Click here to read a review in newmiragejournal. 
Click here to see ratings and reviews of White Vases at Goodreads.

John Swain — photo doctored by JB


Poet's bio (as of 2012, from the chapbook):

John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His previous chapbooks include: Prominences and Sinking of the Cloth (Flutter Press); Set Apart Before the World Was Made (Calliope Nerve Media); The Feathered Masks and Burnt Palmistry (Full of Crow); Handing the Cask (erbacce press); and Fragments of Calendars (Thunderclap Press). His work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best of the Web.
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