cover image ©2012 by Mark Hutchinson

Hear ye! See ye! Crisis Chronicles Press releases Jackie Koch’s new poetry chapbook in mid-November 2012!  Her Photograph is 24 pages, handbound with care, with a high quality saddle stiched white and mauve cardstock cover.  Contents include “Red Hot July,” “Phantasmagoria,” “Home Spun,” “Dragonfly,” “Frostbite Occurs in 15 Minutes or Less” and much, much more. It’s now available for $7.50 (includes postage) from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3344 W. 10th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44035.

Jackie Koch grew up in southern Michigan, climbing trees and exploring the outdoors. The family camping trips in her home state, in Canada, and across the United States solidified her love for the Earth, which is reflected in her writing. She has lived in North Carolina and central Ohio, and has come back to Michigan and her roots. A columnist and freelance writer since 1999, she began writing poetry in earnest in the summer of 2010, when she volunteered to help a friend run a slam poetry workshop at an art festival. She now hosts monthly open mic events in her hometown and encourages other poets. Jackie has won awards for her short stories, which have appeared online, and her poem, “Shhhh…” was part of the anthology Vending Machine: Poetry for Change, Volume Two. She lives in Adrian, Michigan, with one of her two sons and both of her two dogs.

Jackie Koch photo ©2012 by Frances Ross