Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bookmobile: From the Library of Jesus Crisis - by David S. Pointer (CC#67)

Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to present Bookmobile: From the Library of Jesus Crisis, a new chapbook by Tennessee poet David S. Pointer, published on 23 March 2015.

Bookmobile is 28 pages featuring 19 poems including "Skin Tale," "Carefree Customers," "Numbness of the Unknown Numbers," "America’s Coldest Case," "Cagefighter," "Printers Alley Elder" and more.  It is now available for $7 from Crisis Chronicles, 3431 George Avenue, Ohio 44134 USA.

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Handbound, saddle stitched. Pale cyan cardstock cover featuring art by Justin Jackley. Golden pastel endpapers. 8.5" x 5.5". ISBN: 978-1-940996-18-9

Click here to read an interview with the author at Ppigpen.

David S. Pointer grew up in Kansas City and Clinton, Missouri. He has recent work in Bukowski: An Anthology of Poetry & Prose About Charles Bukowski [Silver Birch Press], as well as in volumes V and VI of The Southern Poetry Anthology series. His latest chapbook, Bookmobile, was published in 2015 by Crisis Chronicles Press.  He currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his two daughters.  Read more about him here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thunderclap Amen - by Dianne Borsenik (CC#66)

cover photo by Steven B. Smith
Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Thunderclap Amen by Dianne Borsenik on 11 March 2015. The third release in our NineSense series of loaded nine poem chapbooks by authors whose work you need to know, Thunderclap Amen features 24 pages of fiery work that challenges even the coldest February on record in northern Ohio. As you would expect, Borsenik's blazing poetic tongue triumphs.


Get your Thunderclap Amen for only $6.99 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Ohio 44134 USA.

8.5 x 5.5", hand bound and saddle stapled. Textured cream card stock cover. Caramel construction endpapers. Ivory parchment pages laser printed recto side only. Poems include "Mother Tongue," "Karma Café," "Let's Get It On," "Polar Vortex," "Happy Hour," "'S No More," "Transcending Gender," "Around the Block" and "Cue Brick, or How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bomb and Start Worrying."

Print run: 99 copies.  ISBN: 978-1-940996-17-2.
 
Dianne Borsenik ablaze during Words Dance at Mahall's
photo by John Burroughs

Dianne Borsenik is active in the Cleveland, OH poetry scene and regional reading circuit.  Her work has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including Rosebud, Slipstream, Lilliput Review, Pudding Magazine, and Modern Haiku. She won first place in both the 2013 and 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competitions.  As editor of NightBallet Press, she has published over 70 books for poets across the US.  Borsenik lives in Elyria with her husband James and dogsons Angelo and Bodhisattava. 

The author will give her debut reading/performance from Thunderclap Amen on 7 April 2015 at 6:30 p.m. during Words & Wine at Your Vine or Mine in Painesville, Ohio.
 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cutting the Möbius - by Jonathan Thorn (CC#65)

cover photo by Chandra Alderman

Crisis Chronicles Press is happy to announce the publication of Jonathan Thorn's Cutting the Möbius on 1 March 2015.  It is the second release in our 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.

Cutting the Möbius is 8.5 x 5.5", hand bound and saddle stapled. Textured cream card stock cover. Red card stock endpapers. Poems include "Cutting the Möbius," "Blind Eyes," "The Light Between Us," "Biological Binary," "Drawing Eyes," "Phone Calls," "Forgotten," "Night Sky’s Visitors" and "Bullets."

Print run: 99 copies.  ISBN: 978-1-940996-16-5.

About Jonathan Thorn: "I’m a stay at home dad, working only a few hours a week at a grocery store, and live in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife and four children. I have always loved writing. Poetry is for me an outlet that allows me express the way I see things, a medium to clarify my world to the world."  His previous publications include work in The Squire: Page-a-Day Poetry Anthology 2015 [Writing Knights] and Vending Machine: Poetry for Change, Volume 5 [The Poet's Haven].

Meet the author 24 April 2015, 7 p.m., at Buzzbin Art & Music Shop in Canton, Ohio, when he will be a featured poet for Stark Knights.