Archive for October, 2013

10/24 To Die Next to You in NYC & SWOM#6 @ Biddle’s Escape

Posted in Events, New Releases, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 8PM at Columbia University 501 Schermerhorn,

  Join Rodger Kamenetz and Michael Hafftka to celebrate the publication of To Die Next To You, a book of poems and drawings from Six Gallery Press. Readings, music, slides and a dialogue between poet and artist are all part of the mix.

Here are some nice things Liel Leibovitz said about the book in Tablet Magazine.

ALSO TONIGHT at 7PM at Biddle’s Escape in Pittsburgh:

10/23 Rodger Kamenetz & Anna Byars @ BJ’s in the Bywater

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by 6GPress

TONIGHT this is happening:

Join us at BJs Wednesday, Oct 23 for a celebration of Rodger Kamenetz’s new book To Die Next to You. He’ll be performing with Anna Byars as part of their performance duo Married Woman. Open mic follows the performance, 8PM. Rodger Kamenetz is the author of five previous books of poetry and has been on the New Orleans scene since 1995. He founded the MFA program in creative writing at LSU where he taught 28 years. His prose books include the international best-seller The Jew in the Lotus and The History of Last Night’s Dream which was featured on Oprah’s Soul Series. His newest book , To Die Next To You, is poetry coming out of his work with dreams, illustrated by master painter Michael Hafftka. David Shapiro hailed Kamenetz as “one of the secret best poets in America” and found in his work “the fire in the heart of the great transcendental romantics.”

Anna Byars, a Baton Rouge native, is the guitar player and co-songwriter for Married Woman and performs with a handful of other bands, including Polly Pry. Byars credits her rigorous classical music education with her ability to jump genres as projects demand. She also offers private instruction in classical guitar, bass and drums.

Married Woman is Rodger Kamenetz & Anna Byars performing songs based on poems from To Die Next To You, from Garcia Lorca and from their own fleshy hearts.

10/19 Versify “In the Margins” @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by 6GPress
TODAY at EEBX, this is happening:

Join us on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm for a Versify reading benefiting The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

featuring: Barbara Edelman, Angele Ellis, Keely Bowers, and Lynne Walicki!

Come early to meet the authors and learn about how the gift of literacy can make a difference in our lives!

East End Book Exchange

4754 Liberty Ave 15224

(412) 224-2847

There will be a book signing at this event and light refreshment will be provided….

This series is hosted and curated by Bob Walicki.

Author Bios:

Barbara Edelman teaches writing and literature at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, “A Girl in Water,” from Parallel Press at the University of Wisconsin. Her poems have appeared in journals including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Cimarron Review, and 5 AM; in translation in the Italian journal, Nuovi Argomenti; and in several anthologies. Her short prose has appeared in the journals Rattle and Arts & Letters. She has received the Scott Turow Award for short fiction, an individualartist grant in poetry from the PA Council on the Arts, residency fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a 2012 Student’s Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh’s College of General Studies . Her one-act play, “Charades,” received production as a winner in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.

Keely Bowers has published stories in Crazyhorse, Creative Nonfiction, and the Dickinson Review, and she won the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for fiction. She lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches creative and technical writing at the University of Pittsburgh, raises her son, and studies science.

Angele Ellis is the author of Arab on Radar (Six Gallery)–poems from which earned her a 2008 fellowship in poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts–and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook). She was a runner-up in the 2012 Grey Sparrow Flash Fiction Contest, received an honorable mention in the 2011 Shine Journal Poetry Contest, won the 2009 Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ G-20 Haiku Contest, and earned third prize in the 2007 RAWI Competition for Creative Prose. Her poetry and fiction–including poems from her new chapbook manuscript and chapters from her novel in progress, “Desert Storms”–have appeared widely. She lives in Friendship, both a Pittsburgh neighborhood and a state of mind.

10/16 Rodger Kamenetz @ Cafe Istanbul

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 7:30, Rodger Kamenetz & three other poets will perform at Cafe Istanbul as part of Don Paul‘s Poetry Ball 6. If you’re in New Orleans & want to hear some poetry (&/or spit some at the open mic), hit this up!

10/14 Henry Shuckman & Rodger Kamenetz @ Collected Works Bookstore

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , on October 14, 2013 by 6GPress

TODAY at 6PM at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe , Henry Shukman & Rodger Kamenetz will demolish & inspire you. Sometimes even simultaneously,

10/13 Jonathan Moody @ Houston Poetry Fest

Posted in Events with tags , , , on October 13, 2013 by 6GPress

TODAY at 2PM, plant yourself at the Willow Street Pump Station, where Jonathan Moody will perform with Kelly Ann Ellis & eight other juried poets as part of the Houston Poetry Fest.

10/12 John Grochalski @ Long Beach Poetry Festival

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by 6GPress
Pretty much all day TODAY the 3rd Annual Long Beach Poetry Festival is happening. John Grochalski, whose first novel The Librarian drops this December, will perform along with Monica Lee Copeland & Larry Raymond Duncan between 3 & 4 this afternoon. 21 poets, including Tony “What Narcissism Means to Me” Hoagland, will read poems at you ALL DAY (until 9PM, at which point they will probably go to a bar). 

10/11 Dana Killmeyer @ Atomic Liquors

Posted in Events with tags , , on October 11, 2013 by 6GPress

TODAY at Atomic Liquors, Dana Killmeyer will be signing books & having fun from the sounds of it. Check it out if you’re in Vegas.

10/2 Raime & Dream Weapon @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on October 1, 2013 by 6GPress

Tomorrow night at 7pm, as part of this year’s VIA Festival, London’s “dread minimalism” duo Raime will join local harsh ambientist Dream Weapon (J. Wayne Clinton) at Pittsburgh Filmmakers for an auditory & visual performance. Clinton has spent the past several months honing the perfect visual complement to his compositions (so, unlike at a typical Dream Weapon show, your sense of sight will also be warped beyond all reckoning). Tickets are $10. Earplugs are probably a good idea.