Published in September 2013 by Crisis Chronicles Press: the première collection of Alan Kleiman's poetry, featuring many of his most popular works. Grand Slam is one of the winners of our September 2011 24-hours-to-submit chapbook contest. The book is perfect bound, 40 pages, with front cover art by John Newsome and cover/book design by Lisa Hollander. The buzz about Grand Slam: "I actually LIKE Alan Kleiman's poems. They're both grounded and glorious. And for somebody who traditionally reads poetry only if she happens to stub her toe on it, that's saying a lot." -Jenna Blum, New York Times best-selling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers. "I lost track of the chuckles and caught-breath insights Alan Kleiman's big-hearted collection triggered. He has a remarkable way of turning an ordinary little event into a didja-see-that surreal moment that makes you jump (for joy!). Enjoy these firecrackers!" -Elinor Nauen, author of So Late into the Night and My Marriage A to Z. "It's a pleasure to praise Alan Kleiman's brave and strange poetry, with its various strands of innocent yearning and worldly resignation. 'The Emperor's clothes Don't fit anymore' Kleiman has found. The result is a whole new wardrobe, this time, without excuses." -Jeff Nunokawa, Princeton University.