We here at La Cuadra Magazine are enormously proud to announce the publication of Little Stories, New Poems by Michael Chrisman. Mike has been part of the family over here for years. He is an invaluable source of editorial acumen and direction. He has also filled our pages with his brilliant verse, something we hope he will continue deigning to do after ascending to the stratosphere of the millionaire poet’s lifestyle.
Mike’s poetry has long reminded me of another great voice of this generation’s billet of bards, Billy Collins. They both can bring the reader to the edge of the world, and then snap the trap shut so quickly that one transits from being lost in the moment to being enlightened as if by a universal truth. Time and time again when I read Mike’s poetry it is as if I experienced the deep, spiritual equivalent to the lightbulb-over-the-head bit from the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth.