Thursday, September 15, 2011

Burnin' Shadows - by Kevin Eberhardt (CC#14)

Burnin' Shadows is a collection of poems by Kevin Eberhardt.  This 14-page chapbook features twelve new poems by KE and includes a free Crisis Chronicles "Bone Us" bookmark with two additional KE poems.  Burnin' Shadows is available for only $6 US from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.  You may also order securely via PayPal.

Burnin' Shadows is 8.5 x 5.5", handbound with ivory card stock and black endpapers.  Front cover photo by Steven B. Smith.  1st edition published 15 September 2011, inkjet printed on ivory paper.  2nd edition published 19 December 2013, laser printed on white paper.  Around 100 total copies in print (as of June 2014).

Click here to read "The Random Life" from Burnin' Shadows in the Crisis Chronicles.
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Contact KE at

Poet's Bio (as of 2011, from the book):

Kevin Eberhardt is a northern Ohio poet whose work has appeared in ArtCrimes, The City Poetry, the Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle, Fuck Poetry and also accompanied images by London photographer Richard Byerley. He blogs at October Conspiracy and is a featured artist at

ArtCrimes publisher Smith says of Kevin:
"The Mad Poet KE is rising flame bursting wordage in great gap gasm, grasping gasps in minor moments made large. Or, as KE himself put it:

Pay no attention to the man pulling the strings / it's a
Minimum wage job and the maximum age is 55 miles
Per hour / with clown suit and headset / optional"

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fracture Mechanics / TRAP DOORS - by Michael Bernstein (CC#13)

Fracture Mechanics/TRAP DOORS is a chapbook by former Cleveland Heights author Michael Bernstein.  It features the text for two of the author's most popular poetic intermedia performance pieces.  These dynamic works meld collaboration and improvisation with Bernstein’s surreal post-urban mindscapes in intriguing fashion.  J.E. Stanley, author of Rapid Eye Movement, calls FM/TP an "excellent thought-provoking book."  

It is available for only $6 US from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.  You may also order via PayPal.

Fracture Mechanics/TRAP DOORS is 8.5 x 5.5", 18 pages and handbound with saddle staples, gray cardstock, purple pages and golden endpapers. Cover photo by John Burroughs.  J.E. Stanley continues, "As far as Fracture Mechanics/TRAP DOORS, I've seen somewhat similar formats, and done one slightly similar myself ... but I've never seen it done as well as Bernstein does it here."  Published 9 September 2011.  Approximately 70 copies in print.

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Click here to see Michael Bernstein and friends perform "Fracture Mechanics" at the Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza in 2011.

Michael Bernstein 1/23/2011 at Jim's Coffeehouse in Elyria, Ohio

Poet's bio (from the back of the book):

Michael Bernstein is a Chicago-born writer and musician. He is the author of 12 chapbooks, including 8bitskulls, the Fire District, and Well. His work has appeared in publications such as New American Writing, milk, Moria, and BlazeVOX. With Michael Crake, he edits the online literary arts magazine Pinstripe Fedora.