Archive for February, 2014

The Rumpus reviews Hard Times Blues

Posted in Reviews with tags , , on February 12, 2014 by 6GPress

Starbursts of talent! Devastating satire! Hang on, clichéd bloodbath? That bloodbath was expertly drawn!

Read all about it.

2/13 Spring’s Breaking @ Biddle’s Escape

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on February 9, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY:

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Join us on the mischief night of Valentine’s Day for a poetry reading that will propel us into the spring!

Nikki Allen tends to wear her heart like a ghost sheet. She loves coffee, couscous, clothes pins and many other things that do not begin with the letter C (like the smell of fresh-cut lumber and paper still warm from the printer).

Jason Baldinger has spent a life in odd jobs, if only poetry was the strangest of them he’d have far less to talk about. Somewhere in time he travelled the country, and wrote a few books, the latest of which are “The Lower 48” on Six Gallery Press and “The Studs Terkel Blues” on Night Ballet Press, both of which will be available in the spring. A short litany of publishing credits include The New Yinzer, Shatter Wig Press, Blast Furnace and you can also hear audio of some poems at http://jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com/.

Stephanie Brea leads a dual life. Some of the time she is a kick-ass administrative director for a museum exhibit fabrication company that specializes in dinosaurs—meaning she can spell archaeopteryx without the need for spell check. The rest of her time is spent facilitating creative writing workshops at local schools. Her work has been published in Pear Noir!, The Legendary, Nerve Cowboy and the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Carrie Greenlaw is a hilltop poet hailing from the North Side of Pittsburgh. In her spare time she enjoys riding city buses, people watching and practicing daily mindfulness.You can read her writing at mousesized.com.

2/6 Kevin Finn @ Thunderbird

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY, Kevin & Emily Rodgers open for Thalia Zedek. For more info, check Thunderbird’s site.

Also, Sea of Dust is on SPD’s front page today. If you’re a bookseller, order that shit!

UPDATE 2/6: City Paper feature on Thalia Zedek.

Elwin Cotman – Books & Booze Interview

Posted in Interviews with tags , , on February 2, 2014 by 6GPress

Check it:

In Books and Booze episode 78 we are joined with Elwin Cotman to discuss his collection Hard Times Blues. His collection is the only place you’ll find conversational fodder to include social issues, fairy stories, folk lore, references to The Bible, music, and history. We also talk about Elwin’s influences (and exactly how From Dusk Til Dawn affected him), book tours, Four Loko, drunken self-tattooing, and, as always, more!

2/8 A Confluence of Poets @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by 6GPress

This is happening in ONE WEEK:

UPDATE 2/6

From City Paper‘s Short List:

Tonight, Pittsburgh’s singular Lilliput Review puts poetry on the map — or maybe makes a map out of poetry — with A Confluence of Poets. The reading at ModernFormations Gallery spotlights poets from six cities, with a Rust Belt focus. Readers include: Sara Ries, of Buffalo; Chuck Joy (Erie); Diane Borsenik and John Burroughs (Cleveland); Ally Malinenko and John Grochalski (New York City); Maggie Glover (San Francisco); and Heather McNaugher, Kristofer Collins and Lilliput’s own Don Wentworth (Pittsburgh). BO 8 p.m. 4919 Penn Ave., Garfield. $5 or covered dish.