Saturday, January 1, 2022

Contempt of Gravity: The Complete Published Poems, 1981–2020 - by William Merricle (CC#114)

Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased and privileged to celebrate the new year with the publication of Contempt of Gravity: The Complete Published Poems, 1981–2020 by Ohio treasure William Merricle. William is one of the sharpest, smartest, funniest writers we've ever had the pleasure of working with. And this book is everything including (to steal a phrase from one of his poems) "a massive sensory experience"!

Contempt of Gravity is 425 pages, perfect bound, 5.5 x 8.5". ISBN: 978-1-64092-952-4. Front cover photo by Steven B. Smith of a mural by Donald Black, Jr. Published 1 January 2022. 125 copies in print.
U.S. or Elsewhere?

Contempt of Gravity
is available for only $20 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 535 Parkside Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44143 (plus $4 for shipping in the USA).
Or subscribe to our entire 2022 series (at least ten titles, plus a surprise or two) for $100 with free shipping. 
Contempt of Gravity: The Complete Published Poems, 1981–2020 includes several volumes of Merricle's work in one:
Living On Wormholes & Beer (previously uncollected poems from 1981-1990)
Love & Food By-Products (originally published by Iron Press in 1991)
Why Should I Suffer Alone? (originally published by Green Meadow Press in 1993)
Slubberdegullion Sonata (originally published by Big Easy Press in 1995)
Eye Sickles (originally published by Timelapse Press in 1997)
The Constellation Called Forget (previously uncollected poems from 1991-2000)
A Delicious Friction (previously uncollected poems from 2001-2010)
Heimlich the Donut (originally published by Pudding House Publications in 2010)
Grace, You Let the Screen Door Slam (originally published by Crisis Chronicles in 2011)
Chaos Theory (originally published by NightBallet Press in 2013)
Fractured Fairy Tales (originally published by Crisis Chronicles in 2016)
The Tongue Depressor Incident (previously uncollected poems from 2011-2020)

William Merricle was once the assistant manager of a ramshackle soft-porn movie palace. He would open the observation window and glide paper airplanes inscribed with quotes from Heidegger over the engrossed congregants below.
1981 copier-art portrait by Grace O’God. 
2020 portrait in radiation treatment mask by Jerri Merricle.


William Merricle said...

It's a privilege to have this published by Crisis Chronicles Press, John.
--William Merricle

christina said...

Wow.. what a handsome cover. I love William's writing. I will order a copy.

John B. Burroughs said...

I feel like the privilege is mine, William!

Chris, thank you so much!