I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed about contemporary American poetry, prose poetry, and my book The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015) on The Campbell Conversations on WRVO by Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University. In case you missed yesterday’s broadcast, you can stream or download the show HERE. And thanks for listening!
I’m thrilled and honored to share the news that a full-length interview with me has just been published in the new issue of FOLIO, the literary magazine at American University. At 7 pages it’s the longest interview that I’ve ever done, and I want to thank Editor-in-Chief Kangsen Feka Wakai for his thoughtful and stimulating questions. The interview appears in Issue 31 (Spring 2016), which is focused on the Surreal and Fantastical, and some of the questions address my first poetry book published last year by Steel Toe Books, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy. This issue’s other interview is with Alberto Rios! You can grab a copy of the journal for $8 HERE.
As the flowers begin their tentative, premature piercings of the frozen topsoil here in sunny Syracuse, tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the publication of my first book of poetry, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy. Thanks again to the wonderful poets who generously provided blurbs for my book: Erika Meitner, Catherine Bowman, Maurice Manning, and Amy Gerstler! Thank you to everyone who has read it, including those kind souls who have rated and reviewed it on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads. It’s been a great year! If you’d like a copy, you can buy one from Amazon, Barnes and Noble Online, or direct from the publisher Steel Toe Books. If you’d like to request a review copy, just contact me directly. And thanks again for reading!
Three months ago my first book of poetry, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy, was published by Steel Toe Books. I’ve made an author page at Amazon to celebrate.
My new book The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy is up at Goodreads!
Purchase a copy at Amazon HERE.
My first book of poetry, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy by Christopher Citro, has just been published by Steel Toe Books, an independent press affiliated with Western Kentucky University. The price is $12 plus shipping and handling.
You can order today from Amazon and Barnes & Noble Online.
Visit my website to read sample poems and blurbs about the book from poets Amy Gerstler, Catherine Bowman, Maurice Manning and Erika Meitner.
Bookstores and educators can contact the publisher directly for information on discounts and ordering in bulk.
My poem “A Raising” has just been published in the online journal Rappahannock Review. You can read the poem HERE.
The theme of this issue is Appetite, and it features a healthy plateful of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
This poem is from my first book, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy, which will be published in 2015 by Steel Toe Books.
Thanks again Eric Turner, Moira McAvoy and the other Rappahannock Review editors!
I am overjoyed, over-the-moon, overwhelmed and quite frickin’ excited to announce that my first poetry book manuscript, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy, has been selected for publication by Steel Toe Books, an independent poetry press founded in 2003, directed by Tom C. Hunley and associated with Western Kentucky University.
I love this press and I’m so excited that they’ll be publishing my book, which is scheduled to appear in the first quarter of 2015.
It is indeed a Happy New Year!
[Author photo above looking a bit pensive with an early version of the manuscript taped up on my office wall, wondering if it would ever find a home…]