Friday, February 26, 2016

Fractured Fairy Tales - by William Merricle (CC#79)

Crisis Chronicles Press gleefully announces the publication of Fractured Fairy Tales, a new chapbook by William Merricle, on 26 February 2016.  Merricle has long been one of my favorite writers, with incomparable wit, wordplay, dark humor and insight. And this collection of 29 poem tales showcases his work at its finest. 

Fractured Fairy Tales is 34 pages, hand assembled and saddle stapled, with red card stock cover, black card stock end papers and white pages. Laser printed. 8.5 x 5.5". ISBN 978-1-940996-31-8. Limited first edition of 99 copies. Nominated for a 2018 Ohioana Book Award.

The chapbook is currently out of print, but all of its poems (in some cases, slightly revised) appear in Merricle's Contempt of Gravity: The Complete Published Poems, 1981–2020.

Merricle in Cleveland [photo by Chandra Alderman]

William Merricle, of Lima, Ohio, has had many poems published in this and a previous century. His most recent chapbooks are Grace, You Let the Screen Door Slam (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2011) and Chaos Theory (NightBallet Press, 2013).

Thursday, February 11, 2016

xx poems - by Jennifer MacBain-Stephens (CC#78)

Crisis Chronicles Press is very happy to announce the publication of xx poems by Jennifer MacBain-Stephens. This is the latest release in our Ninesense series of 9-poem chapbooks by writers you need to read.

"Clearly, MacBain-Stephens understands the texture of words, understands the need to feel them on teeth and tongue.  In one poem, she writes 'We are accustomed to the language of the torso.'  Her language is that of the synapse, firing off psychedelic sparks that invite, intrigue, and infiltrate."
      —Dianne Borsenik, editor at NightBallet Press

xx poems is hand assembled, saddle stapled, bound with white cover stock, black card stock end papers and ivory/cream parchment pages. Cover photo by Steven Smith. 8.5x5.5". ISBN 978-1-940996-30-1. Available beginning 11 February 2016 for only $4.99 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 535 Parkside Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44143 USA.

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in the DC area. Other chapbooks are out or forthcoming from Grey Book Press, Dancing Girl Press and Shirt Pocket Press. Her first full length collection is forthcoming from Lucky Bastard Press. Recent work can be seen or is forthcoming at Jet Fuel Review, Pith, Freezeray, So to Speak, Entropy, Right Hand Pointing, Chiron Review, Cider Press Review and decomP.