Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to announce the publication of In Bold Blackness: Selections by Jami Tillis on 23 January 2014!

This chapbook, a selection of 14 poems from Jami Tillis’ yet-to-be-published In Bold Blackness series, is 18 pages, lovingly handbound with top quality off-cream cardstock and black endpapers.  The cover art is a detail of an Edward McKnight Kauffer illustration in the Borzoi Poe, as photographed by Steven B. Smith.  Poems include “Couldn’t Sleep,” “This Is Gonna Hurt Me,” “Cancer,” I Should’ve Known Better,” “Where’s That Dress?,” “If These Walls Could Talk,” “Hotels,” “Ode to Hip Hop” and more.

In Bold Blackness: Selections by Jami Tillis is available for $5 (please add $2 for shipping) from Crisis Chronicles Press, c/o John Burroughs, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.  ISBN: 978-1-940996-04-2.

About the author:

My name is Jami Tillis. I am 24 years old. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in May 2012. My field of study is Secondary Education with a concentration in English and history. In college, I belonged to a variety of groups—Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, and Pi Alpha Theta History Honors Society.

I have a 6 year old daughter named Chayse who is my current inspiration for writing. All of my poetry and other written works are derived from real life experiences that I have witnessed and survived before and after she came along.

I am currently living in Chicago and working as a 5th and 6th grade Reading and Writing teacher in Chicago Public Schools.