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Mayapple author Chris Green to read – Evanston IL – Friday November 21st, 2014


Chris Green, author of three Mayapple Press titles, Résumé, Epiphany School and The Sky Over Walgreens will read at the RHINO Reads! Series in Evanston IL, on Friday November 21st.

The venue is Brothers K Coffee Shop, 500 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202. There will be an Open Mic from 6pm to 6:30pm and the featured readers will appear starting at 6:45pm. In addition to Chris Green, the other featured writer will be Toby Altman.

http://rhinopoetry.org/2014/11/10/rhino-reads-open-mic-and-featured-reader-chris-green-11-21-14/

Mayapple author Chris Green to read – Chicago, IL – Saturday November 8th, 2014


Chris Green, author of three Mayapple Press titles, Résumé, Epiphany School and The Sky Over Walgreens will read at The Dollhouse Reading Series #36 on Saturday the 8th. The event starts at 7:30 pm (doors at 7pm) and admission is free. BYOB! Chris will read from Résumé and newer works too.

Also reading at the event Simone Muench, Sean Bishop, and Kara Candito

What: The Dollhouse Reading Series #36
When: November 8, 7:00pm
Where: 2265 W Leland Ave #1, Chicago, IL 60625 (Map)

Participants: Chris Green, Simone Muench, Sean Bishop, and Kara Candito

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Video: Chris Green’s book trailer for Résumé – What was your first job?

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“Résumé” is a book of poetry about (among other things) work. So for the book trailer Chris Green got a bunch of his poet friends together and asked them about jobs they’ve had…

Direct link to video on YouTube
Video by Glader Film Works

Résumé – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 74 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-44-9 $15.95 + S&H

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Chris Green’s Résumé sees life as a series of jobs: pimp’s assistant, lost pet psychic, petting tent attendant, target changer, aviary security, etc. Any job is both unspeakably ordinary and mercilessly strange—stock broker or pimp’s assistant, the same. And here, slipped between poems of work, a series of “Jobless” poems reflects a recurring state of being. Also in the book, poems about the jobs of vital relatives—in Green’s family, mangy is not a bad word—all of them with perfectly strong legs, all chasers with nowhere to

…….    Read more about Résumé – Chris Green

Epiphany School – Chris Green

Epiphany School - Chris Green

Epiphany School – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 66 pp
$14.95 plus s&h
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-805

Chris Green is a poet who writes with wings. His clear-cut honesty embraces his subject matter. Epiphany School, penned with all the wonder and curiosity of a wise child, is not a book for the timid, the slack-minded, the duped or sleeping. These are poems that hold us in their headlights and tap our backs in the dark, that beg us to notice life and death, the big and small moments of illumination in our lives. The poems range from gut-wrenching to heart-breaking, but, throughout the book, a sense of humor prevails. Each turn of thought and phrase arrives unexpectedly with a poignancy that touches on

…….    Read more about Epiphany School – Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens - Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 978-0932412-546

Chris Green is a wonderful poet of contemporary American life. Compassionate, candid, funny and smart, these poems explore things we know but are often unable to say about our everyday lives. Encountering other poets, books, animals, marriage, family, even the suburban strip mall – the experiences created by these poems are sources of surprise, light and shadow.

The Sky over Walgreens by Chris Green reviewed at New Pages


Hair Tips for Poets
by Chris Green

1.
Look at Frost: “The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
…….    Read more about The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens - Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 978-0932412-546

Chris Green is a wonderful poet of contemporary American life. Compassionate, candid, funny and smart, these poems explore things we know but are often unable to say about our everyday lives. Encountering other poets, books, animals, marriage, family, even the suburban strip mall – the experiences created by these poems are sources of surprise, light and shadow.


Hair Tips for Poets
by Chris Green

1.
Look at Frost: “The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.”

2.
Remember, hair is a miracle, like metaphor.
At your desk,

…….    Read more about The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green