We are thrilled to announce the long-awaited publication of John G. Hall's Poems for Explosion in February 2015. This book features 60 pages of Hall's best poems, illlustrated by Becky Mackay, and is available for a mere $10 US from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.
Jack Hirschman says of Poems for Explosion, "These are 'letter rip' poems by a very conscious British poet who is forever breaking the chokehold that Willie Shakespeare has bent around the neck of that island. Hall really wants to include everything and everybody - he unloads personal and political contradictions with an organized spontaneity that is refreshing and millennial, and his urgencies are upbeat and rooted in a totalizing expressivity."
Gerry Potter says, "Powerhouse tenderness and lyrical agility bind together John's remarkable use of language to give work of lasting worth and historical accuracy. John G. Hall is poet first and foremost and a 20th-21st century documenter second to none. In a world of increasing unfairness we need work of this richness and colour to keep us sane."
Foreword by Sue Fox. Cover image by Charlotte Henson. 6x9" paperback. Edited by John Burroughs. ISBN: 9781940996141.
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John G. Hall is a Manchester (UK) poet who has served as the editor of Citizen32 and the host of Beatification. His previous books include The Drowning Fish, Bang! and Spleen.
Attend the official book release of Poems for Explosion and meet John G. Hall on 8 April 2015 at the Sandbar, 120 Grovenor Street, Manchester, United Kingdom.