I am very proud to announce the publication via my own Low Ghost Press of John Grochalski's new collection of poems "Glass City". Available in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies for $8.00. "Glass City" can currently be found at Caliban Bookshop in Oakland and will soon be in discerning shops everywhere...or at least within walking distance of the bars I enjoy frequenting.
Also there's this thing called mail order which I can do. How exciting is that. If shipping in the continental United States please send a check or money order for $10 to:
Caliban Bookshop 410 S. Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Attn: Kristofer Collins
Call the shop at 412-681-9111 to place credit card orders.
International customers please send an email inquiry to email@example.com and we'll work out the easiest way to get a copy of "Glass City" to you.
"Glass City" is John's second collection of poems. His first, "The Noose Doesn't Get Any Looser After You Punch Out" was published by Six Gallery Press in 2008.
from "Glass City":
talking love with a seven-year-old
some boy gave her a lollipop
she whispered in my ear
asked me if i ever had a girlfriend
when i was younger
i told her no that the girls never seemed to like me
although i always thought that i was a nice enough guy
Kristofer Collins is publisher and editor-in-chief of Low Ghost Press, former co-director of the TNY Presents Performance Series, managing editor of The New Yinzer 2005-09. He is the book reviewer for Pittsburgh Magazine. He is the manager of Caliban Bookshop and owner of Desolation Row Records & CDs. A book of his poems entitled “King Everything” was published in 2007 by Six Gallery Press, "The Book of Names" was published by Low Ghost Press in 2008, and “The Liturgy of Streets” was published by Six Gallery Press in 2009. His latest collection, Last Call was published by Speed & Briscoe in 2010.