6/7 The Lower Forty-Eight Launch @ Modern Formations

THIS SATURDAY at 8…

Jason Baldinger
Stephanie Brea
Taylor Grieshober
& Bob Pajich

will share their words with you. The always off the hook Red Bob Junghanz will be corralling yinz and generally doing his best to host this event.

And then there’s amazing picture projections by “jORGONEson presents…films from the Orgone Archive”.

A $5 bill will get you in; the event is BYOB, although there may be some alcohol around; Stephanie Brea is making state-shaped cookies, and the audience will be picking the set list out of a bag filled with state puzzle pieces.

Click on the wallpaper for more.

 

Cover art by Jon Dowling.

Cover art by Jon Dowling.

Also, so you know it’s not just me saying it’s good, The Lower Forty-Eight has been awarded the coveted Jakiela Seal of Quality.

Jason Baldinger’s street-wise, Pittsburgh-hearted, big-river-throated poetry collection The Lower Forty-Eight is the book you’d get if Kerouac and Whitman loaded into a Pinto and hit the road with iced-down six-packs on the back seat and a bobble-head Neruda on the dash. These poems pick up hitchhikers and talk to strangers. These poems long for home as they roll away from it. These poems celebrate and weep and rage and dance through a landscape as huge and mortal as the voice that carries it. These poems and this poet are the perfect heart-wise companions for anyone looking for a beautiful ride.
—Lori Jakiela, author of The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious

4 Responses to “6/7 The Lower Forty-Eight Launch @ Modern Formations”

  1. […] with iced-down six-packs on the back seat and a bobble-head Neruda on the dash,” Lori Jakiela wrote about fellow Pittsburgh poet Jason Baldinger’s 2014 collection of poetry from Six Gallery […]

  2. […] Pittsburgh poet Lori Jakiela described Jason Baldinger’s 2014 collection of poetry The Lower Forty-Eight, from Six Gallery […]

  3. […] Pittsburgh poet Lori Jakiela described Jason Baldinger’s 2014 collection of poetry The Lower Forty-Eight, from Six Gallery […]

  4. […] Pittsburgh poet Lori Jakiela described Jason Baldinger’s 2014 collection of poetry The Lower Forty-Eight, from Six Gallery […]

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