Electric Company by John Burroughs



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"steeple chased
because some animal
church wants to make me
foxtrot in tempo
with the braying
boy Pinocchio
wants to make me
hog its slops like
Pigpen McSomething
grateful and dead"
          - Alarm Blocks

"Electric Company" is a collection of poems about lit lovers and others who've given John Burroughs a charge. Sizzling with current, stimulating and sometimes even shocking work, this chapbook promises to plug into you, turn you on and leave you tingling all over. No batteries required.
About the author:
John Burroughs, a.k.a Jesus Crisis, is a poet and publisher born in West Virginia, raised in Elyria and currently living in Cleveland, Ohio. Educated at Lorain County Community College and Ohio University, John for several years served as playwright-in-residence for Marion Correctional Institution's Ministry of Theatre. He later won the first poetry slam he ever competed in and has authored nearly a dozen chapbooks. Since 2008, John has continued his creative evolution as the editor and publisher for Crisis Chronicles Press. John co-founded the Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza and the annual Snoetry winter wordfest.
Publication Date:
Dec 24 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1505576504 / 9781505576504
Page Count:
30
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / General


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The Way Things Used to Be by Martin Willitts Jr.


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Excerpt:
Underwear keeps dark secrets.
You can learn much from
a discarded pair.
When hope springs eternal,
underwear collapses.
There is a spring in the step.
Underwear reveals suggestions
of light.
-- What Underwear Does When No One is Looking
About the author:
Martin Willitts Jr. poetry books include Waiting for the Day to Open Its Wings (UNBOUND Content), Art Is the Impression of an Artist (Edgar and Lenore's Publishing House), Swimming in the Ladle of Stars (Kattywompus), and national contest winner Searching For What Is Not There (Hiraeth Press).
Publication Date:
Dec 24 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1505575095 / 9781505575095
Page Count:
36
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General


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The Bard Newsletter #6

by Azriel Johnson

The year 2014 has been a great year. The year 2015 promises to be an even better year for Cleveland Poetry.

We have gotten behind in the updating and posting of videos, they are all caught up on uploading so far, but the information on the videos on YouTube is behind. That's something we want to fix.

Also if you haven't noticed, the writingknights.com website has some links currently under construction. That is because we are diverting all traffic from those links to the WKRoundtable and WritingKnightsPress blogspot blogs. This will bring a number of other tasks into focus and reduce our work load to catch up on everything. We are also adding a WK: Freelance blogspot blog.

Jessica will be starting back up with posting on the Tumblr blog probably after the first of the year, she's been super busy, but she is doing great things with HootSuite to keep the posts going.

Speaking of posts, I recently converted one of my personal Twitter accounts to the WK: Freelance Twitter. So don't forget to add Writing Knights there. If you know anyone who is looking for freelance writing work, we do that too. It's how we fund Writing Knights, in fact, so all the help we can get there is great. By the way, add Writing Knights on Twitter as well, as our book posts go there and we tweet things from time to time when we are at shows.

We have a number of Calls for Submissions. Our most pressing is the 1,000 Haiku/Senryu call. We have a deadline of January 1st, but if we can get at least 750 by then, we'll keep it open until February 1st to see if we can get the last 250.

Speaking of Haiku: We are going to start include a Haiku Joust on the Third Monday events. This way even if people do not want or cannot pay for the $5 Pay to Slam they can still participate. If everything goes according to plan we will be tabulating scores and the series will culminate at the 2015 Grand Tournament, the winner of which will earn a chapbook deal with Writing Knights. By the way, we have a group on Facebook for the Writing Knights: Stark meetings/events/features. If you want to be involved, join!

We are looking into a way to start to pay our features, but we don't have anything solid yet. Maybe something about sponsors... Stay tuned!

Finally, in January we will only be releasing the Best of 2014 Anthology, so for everyone who is waiting to hear about a submission you've put in for a chapbook or a full length, you will probably hear something then.

Thanks for reading!
Azriel Johnson

Yellow Wolf by Grant Tarbard


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Excerpt:
Yellow wolf, frozen
in one point of the
incision, the burnt
crystal blue reaping
of a killers joy.
-- First Cut
About the author:
Grant Tarbard has worked as a journalist, a contributor to magazines, an editor, a reviewer and an interviewer. He is now the editor of The Screech Owl and co-founder of Resurgant Press.

His work can be seen in such magazines as The Rialto, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Bone Orchard Poetry, BLAZE, The Journal, Southlight, Sarasvati, Earth Love, Mood Swing, Puff Puff Prose Poetry & Prose, Postcards Poetry and Prose, Playerist 2, Lake City Lights, Medusa's Kitchen, The Open Mouse, Weyfarers, Miracle, Poetry Cornwall, I-70, South Florida Review, Stare's Nest, Zymbol, Synchronized Chaos, BLUEPEPPER, Every Day Poetry, Tribe, Verse-Virtual and Decanto.
Publication Date:
Dec 17 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1505383560 / 9781505383560
Page Count:
32
Language:
English
Related Categories:
Poetry / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh


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