Publications

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Things I Wish I Could Tell You is a heartfelt and heartwarming book in which Casanova Green uses everything he knows of American vernacular and black storytelling.  These poems tell like secrets.  This is a book interested in forgiveness and salvation.

Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition

2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Poetry

Yes, you should read this book. But don't just read this book—speak it out loud, put it in your mouth, sing it if you have to, "beat a blessing / into a Jesus praying hands tambourine / as the choir squalls and barks these lines." In faith and in doubt, in harrow and in hallelujah, these poems come from a speaker who says things through his soul, who shakes his sentences till the verbs become hinges that make their own doors. Go through them!

Kathryn Cowles, author of Maps and Transcripts of the Ordinary World

Things I Wish I Could Tell You is the debut poetry chapbook of writer, recoding artists, educator, and pastor Casanova Green. It is a book filled with poems which document the victories of life, the crazy turns we face, reflections on our humanity and divinity, and the hope for a greater future. This chapbook is available through the SCE Press.

 

Poetry

Green, Casanova. “Being Me.” The Blue Mountain Review, no. 11, 14 June 2018, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/theblue11_/37

 

Green, Casanova. “Churching the Poem.” The Blue Mountain Review, no. 13, 19 February 2019, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/the_blue_13/28.

 

Green, Casanova. “Driving in an Ohio Winter.” Sanctuary 2018: The Interdisciplinary Arts Magazine of Reinhardt University, 2018.

 

Green, Casanova. “Hard Reset.” The Blue Mountain Review, no. 13, 19 February 2019, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/the_blue_13/28.

 

Green, Casanova. “Lancaster Nights.” Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Winter 2019, 22 February 2019, https://issuu.com/amybayne/docs/fall_winter_2018_flar_final.

 

Green, Casanova. "Letter to My Unborn Child." The Blue Mountain Review, Spring 2017, no. 7, 2017, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/issue_7/39

 

Green, Casanova. “Letter to the Evangelical Church.” Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Winter 2019, 22 February 2019, https://issuu.com/amybayne/docs/fall_winter_2018_flar_final.

 

Green, Casanova. “Mute.” The Blue Mountain Review, no. 11, 14 June 2018, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/theblue11_/37.

 

Green, Casanova. "Poetry Voice." The Blue Mountain Review, Spring 2017, no. 7, 2017, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/issue_7/39

 

Green, Casanova. "Student-Teacher Conference." Sanctuary 2017: The Interdisciplinary Arts Magazine of Reinhardt University, 2017.

 

Green, Casanova. "The Score." The Blue Mountain Review, Summer 2017, no. 8, 2017, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/issue_8/40

 

Green, Casanova. “Unpacking the Journey (Prologue).” Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Winter 2019, 22 February 2019, https://issuu.com/amybayne/docs/fall_winter_2018_flar_final/198.

 

Green, Casanova. “Writing with A Toddler.” The Raw Art Review, Winter 2019, 20 February 2019, https://therawartreview.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/rar-2019-winter-issue-022d-1.pdf

 

Green, Casanova. "Why Do We Fail to Say Your Name?" The Blue Mountain Review Presents "ONE": Featuring Work from the Etowah Valley MFA, no. 1, Mar. 2017.

 

Non-Fiction and Essays

Green, Casanova. "Commentary: 'Overfeeding the Fire:" A Christian Response to Charlottesville." Scioto Post, 14 Aug. 2017, www.sciotopost.com/commentary-overfeeding-the-fire-a-christian-response-to-charlottesville/.

 

Green, Casanova. "Editor's Note: What's in A Name?" The Blue Mountain Review Presents "ONE": Featuring Work from the Etowah Valley MFA, no. 1, Mar. 2017.

 

Green, Casanova. "Fearless 365- Matthew 6:34." Defying Shadows, 20 Feb. 2017, defyingshadows.com/2017/02/20/fearless365-matthew-634/.

 

Green, Casanova. "Interview with Jericho Brown." The Blue Mountain Review, no. 14, 2019, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/the_blue_14/127.

 

Green, Casanova. "Interview with Pastor Gerald L. Rice." The Blue Mountain Review, Summer 2017, no. 8, 2017, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/issue_8/174.

 

Green, Casanova. "The Fall Season." The Blue Mountain Review, Fall 2017, no. 9, 2017, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/bmr_9f/5

 

Green, Casanova. “Walking Jazz: An Interview with Earl Braggs.” The Blue Mountain Review, no. 11, 14 June 2018, https://issuu.com/collectivemedia/docs/theblue11_/95.


 

Editorial Work

Green, Casanova, and Melinda Moos, editors. “2018 ECA Literary Journal.” 2018 ECA Literary Journal, 30 May 2018, https://issuu.com/earlycollegecolumbus/docs/2018_eca_literary_magazine.

 

Green, Casanova, and Melinda Moos, editors. “2019 ECA Literary Journal.” 2019 ECA Literary Journal, 29 May 2019, issuu.com/earlycollegecolumbus/docs/2019_literary_magazine__1_.

 

Green, Casanova, editor. “The Blue Mountain Review Presents ‘ONE’: Featuring Work from the Etowah Valley MFA.” The Blue Mountain Review Presents "ONE": Featuring Work from the Etowah Valley MFA, 2017.

 

 

Presentations and Lectures

Green, Casanova. “I’m Tired of Being Tolerated!” 2016 United in Worship Conference. City of Life Ministries, Lancaster, OH. 30 July 2016.

 

Green, Casanova. "It Shall Spring Forth: Making Your Writing Revelatory." 2019 CSCC Writers Conference. Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH. 6 April 2019.