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In the Here There
(Notes to a Poetry Syllabus)
Selected Essays/Reviews & Interviews 2014-2023
Chris Stroffolino

ISBN ​978-1-963908-15-2       418 pages         $28.00

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Chris Stroffolino has published 6 books of poetry, most of which are out of print (including Speculativ Primitive, 2005), Stealer’s Wheel (1999), and Light as A Fetter (1997). Most recently Crisis Chronicles published Drinking From What I Once Wore, (2018), a selection of outtakes from those earlier books. He has also published a collection of essays on mostly contemporary poetry (Spin Cycle, 2001) which is a prequel to this book. He has taught Critical Thinking, and, sometimes, Creative Writing, at Laney College in Oakland since 2008, where he lives in a closet with no heat but a piano in a hallway. His most recent album of songs (with Greg Ashley & Alexey Berlind) is, “12 Songs of Goodbye, and 1 Song of Hello.” (2019). Recent poetry has appeared in New American Writing, 14 Hills, Bennington Review, Volt, Konch, The Town: An Anthology of Oakland Poets, and Fence. He is currently seeking a publisher for Medi(t)ations, his first full length book of poetry since 2005.