Crisosto’s debut collection GENESIS (Lost Alphabet, 2018) stems from the vestiges of memory and cultural identity of self-emergence as language, body, and cosmology. Some of the poems in this collection have appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Denver Quarterly (Pushcart Nominee), Hawaii Review, Red Ink Magazine, Cream City Review, Plume Anthology, Common Place: The Journal of Early American Life, and most recently, photographer Christopher Felver’s Tending the Fire.
GHOSTWORD, FORTHCOMING 2022 (mid-year) FROM GNASHING TEETH PUBLISHING !!!
“Ghostword” is inspired by Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s, "A Fool’s Life", written on June 20, 1927, during the three hours of his suicide. A cycle of life experiences separates each section beginning with birth, then moving into adulthood, and then death transforming the collection into the next world. This collection is a necessary work, as the author examines the conflicts in his life as a gay [Native American] growing up on a reservation.