Cover foto: Terminal Tower by Steven B. Smith  

Crisis Chronicles Press is ecstatic to announce the publication of Cleveland: Point B in Ohio Triangle by the legendary

Alex Gildzen on 6 October 2013.  Cleveland is handbound with love and includes many of my favorite Gildzen poems, including “All in the Eye,” “Alone in Cleveland,” “West Side Market,” “Tracing the Places of d.a. levy,” “Short Vincent,” “Sergeant Gildzen,” “Day after I Learnd Daniel Thompson Died” and “Dead Poets Day.” This chapbook is available for $6 (plus $1 for postage) from Crisis Chronicles Press, c/o John Burroughs, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.

Alex Gildzen never had a Cleveland address. But he’s enjoyed lasagna at Guarino’s and pierogies at Sokolowski’s. He’s danced at Traxx and listened to drag queens sing at Shaker Club. He’s purchased books at Kay’s and seen plays at the Hanna. Since being one of “11 Cleveland Poets” to appear in a special section of the British magazine Asylum in 1968, Gildzen has been identified with the city.

This collection is the middle section of his work-in-progress Ohio Triangle. The first, Elyria, was published as a chapbook by Crisis Chronicles Press in 2009. The final section will be Kent.

Gildzen with Hart Crane in Cleveland: foto courtesy of AG