Friday, January 23, 2015

Be Closer for My Burn - by Robin Wyatt Dunn (CC#64)

Cover photo by Steven B. Smith
Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to announce the publication of Robin Wyatt Dunn's Be Closer for My Burn in January 2015.  It is the first release in our new NineSense series of loaded nine poem chapbooks by authors whose work you should know, if you don't already.

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Available for only $4.99 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Ohio 44134 USA.

Be Closer for My Burn is 8.5 x 5.5", hand bound and saddle stapled.  Pale gray card stock cover. Red card stock endpapers.

Steven Smith, author of Unruly, says, "Just read Robin Wyatt Dunn's Be Closer for My Burn ... very nice, nine short whaps. Think I like the NineSense series idea."

Print run: 99 copies.  ISBN: 978-1-940996-15-8.


Robin Wyatt Dunn writes and teaches in Los Angeles. This is his fourth chapbook, and the first with an actual print run.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Crisis Chronicles Press Publication Schedule

Those who know me best know I am always (at least since 2009) behind in my Crisis Chronicles Press commitments.  There are a number of reasons for this.  One minor one is that I've traditionally had difficulty saying no to a project I love, even if I have a lot on my plate already.  Though "we" are pretty much a one-person operation, some of the best writing I've ever encountered has made it into my inbox and I just had to say yes to publishing it.  However, I'm doing better at setting limits for myself.  Actually, I committed to doing better around a year ago, though I'm still working on making my better even better and catching up.  Being so far behind is simply unacceptable. 

With that in mind, I've put together an ambitious 2015 publishing schedule that I believe I can stick to (albeit somewhat flexibly).  Bear in mind that this schedule is inexact.  Some of the publications will be perfect bound and require me to pay a printer, while others will be hand-bound with materials I already have on hand.  Sometimes, if funds are short, I may skip ahead and do a less expensive book out of order.  Also, some of these books have firmer deadlines than others, either because they were submitted and accepted for publication earlier than others or because they already have immutable launch events scheduled for them.  And you'll notice I've frontloaded the schedule a bit, so it looks like Crisis Chronicles has less on tap for the second half of the year.  That'll give us some catch up time if we need it.  But no matter what, all these books will be published in 2015. 

And what fine books they are!  I am thrilled to have the privilege of publishing such excellent work by some of the world's best living writers.  I'm pretty sure you're gonna love these books as well.

Reminder: this schedule is only a rough guideline.  A few titles may get moved around depending on how things go, but hopefully not too much.

[Editor's note: I updated the below schedule again on 9 July 2015.  You'll see that where there was a bit of a cluster in January and February when I originally posted this, there's now a bit of a cluster later in the year instead.]


January 2015:

#ThisISCLE: An Anthology of the 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competition by various authors (edited by Dianne Borsenik)

Be Closer for My Burn by Robin Wyatt Dunn

February 2015:

Poems for Explosion by John G. Hall

March 2015:

Cutting the Möbius by Jonathan Thorn

Thunderclap Amen by Dianne Borsenik

Bookmobile: From the Library of Jesus Crisis by David S. Pointer

April 2015:

Ohio Triangle by Alex Gildzen

May 2015:

2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology by various authors

Readings / The Road: Two Poems from Euclid Creek Book Three by Michael Ceraolo

June 2015:

Matilda's Battle Waltz by Tracie Morell

Ghost on the Inside by John Dorsey

July 2015:

When You Don't Know Who You Are by Alinda Dickinson Wasner

Balefire by Susan Sheppard

Contents Under Pressure by Kevin Ridgeway

Special Watch by Richard M. O'Donnell

August 2015:

Oct Tongue 2 by Eric Anderson, Margaret Bashaar, Dianne Borsenik, Kathleen Cerveny, Juliet Cook, Mark Sebastian Jordan, Lyn Lifshin, and George Wallace

Inquiry into Loneliness by Meg Harris

god save your mad parade by Austen Roye

Fractured Fairy Tales by William Merricle

September 2015:

Ship of Theseus by Christopher Willard

Of Friends & Liars & Intelligent Crows by Carolyn Srygley-Moore

Desire Doesn't Work Here by Lisa Cihlar

Turnstile Burlesque by John Greiner

October 2015:

This Frankenstein Union by Esteban Colon

The Gravity of Chainsaws by Azriel Johnson

Field Notes by Heather Ann Schmidt

Malformed Confetti by Juliet Cook

PLUS: (months yet to be determined for these - could be in November, December or earlier depending on time and when the manuscripts are finalized)

Works by Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Christopher Franke, Helen Shepard, Elliot Nicely, Luba Gawur, Michael Estabrook, Bradford Middleton, Lana Bella, Christopher Mulrooney and Dion Farquhar.

That's well over two dozen publications.  So if there was ever a year to purchase a year's subscription to Crisis Chronicles Press (see link below), this is it.  Thank you for your amazing support and patience and poetry.

2016:

Titles by Steven B. Smith and Chansonette Buck; the 2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology.
Peace, love and all of the above,
John

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