New from the Porch: The Arrest of Mr. Kissy Face

155 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-948920-12-4
ISBN-10: 1-948920-12-3

New from the Porch! 150+ pages of poems to snap your head off its stem, then re-attach it with spit and honey. Your neck has never been in better hands.

M. Krockmalnik Grabois is a poet extraordinaire; his works, lucidly readable, are delivered in a paced, snappy, even raunchy style, a mix of compassion with often hilarious black humor. –Robin Ouzman Hislop, Editor, Poetry Life & Times.

Unlike most writers, Mitchell Grabois is not hiding behind words in some abstract mumbo-jumbo that is known as “poetry” in academia. You will understand every word, every sentiment. His plain-speak is disarming, and makes me question. No power is stronger than the freedom to question. –Rich Soos, Editor, Cholla Needles

Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has a recipe for mixing unorthodox ingredients into ambrosial poetry: with savagery and sophistication, restraint and extravagance, THE ARREST OF MR. KISSY FACE serves up a rancher with a thousand dead cattle, Henry David Thoreau bowling with a pistol on the ice of Walden Pond, and the drunk dog who saved Ireland.—Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Editor, COG

Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois’ novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and as a print edition. He lives in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.


The Moon Rises

My grandfather haunts these streets
Allergies kick me in the eyeballs and throat
My cup is spoiled
and I have nothing left to learn

Emily Dickinson and her lesbian lover
go for a stroll through the woods
Cute kittens litter society like
corsages discarded after a prom

My grandfather was a presser in the garment industry
then a hotel clerk in Miami Beach

The moon rises
Comedians die

Their hair is identical, parted in the middle
The lover has a dour look, keeps her gaze forward, does not look at Emily

Dogs are abused
then put in a pound