Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Alex Gildzen's latest collection, Arroyo Chamisa: poems rescued from a blog, on March 4th 2022.
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"Alex Gildzen was one of the first poets' blogs i
found & read with great appreciation & gusto. here was a
poet with a gift for vernacular, a wit to match his cinematic range, & an
obsession with movies that played upon my own heart. i've long been a
great admirer of Alex ever since those giddy early days of blogging when social
media held the promise of uniting poets & creating a community of writers
who, in their own unique ways, were dedicated to making & living a life in
poetry. Alex Gildzen is a poet with a life well-lived in poetry & at
the movies. his poems frequent the daily ordinary hard tasks of being a
human being in our digital age, along with the practical importance of
friendships, art making, family, technology, & the greats of Hollywood past
& present. Alex Gildzen is one of my very favorite poets &
human beings. as he says in a poem, 'go to the movies / you're
—Richard Lopez, co-editor of the anthology The End of the World Project
is a master of his craft, unearthing beauty from the ordinary and celebrity
from the common. Nowhere is this more evident than in Arroyo Chamisa: poems
rescued from a blog. From the dark atomic whimsy of “swim thru the sea of
night little swimmer” to the pure joy of living well in “I call the 3 palms /
beside the pool / the Andrews Sisters,” Gildzen’s poetry grooves with the
universal and vibrates with the intensely personal. This is an expedition you
won’t want to miss."
—Dianne Borsenik, author of Raga for What Comes Next and Publisher/Editor, NightBallet Press